Buddhism

Mind Training with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D. (Part 2)

Thupten Jinpa continues his discussion of Mind Training and how this kind of practice can help people gain greater peace and happiness in daily life. Excerpted from a talk given at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA. Thupten Jinpa is the author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, and English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Mind Training with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D. (Part 1)

Thupten Jinpa addresses the importance of Mind Training and how this kind of practice can help people gain greater peace and happiness in daily life. Excerpted from a talk given at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA. Thupten Jinpa is the author of A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, and English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

In this talk based on his book, “A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives,” Thupten Jinpa offers insight into helpful practices such as Mind Training, and the Compassion Cultivation Training he developed. He also discusses his life as a monk, as a husband and father, and decades-long work with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Recorded at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA on May 20, 2015.

Robert Thurman's Man of Peace Book Tour

Sunday, April 10th at 7:00 pm, Robert Thurman returns to the Sacred Stream Center for a talk on Lam Rim, the three principle aspects of the path to enlightenment based on Atiśa’s 11th-century root text and Je Tsongkahpa’s The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. Dr. Thurman has a deep understanding of this text and will share his insights covering topics that include the preciousness of human life, the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, and the intention of the bodhisattva. We hope you will join us for this every special evening.

Join spiritual master Geshe Pema Dorjee for this series of teachings on compassion, mindfulness and leading a happier and more engaged life. He will be making appearances in the Bay Area, Mount Shasta, Nevada City, Auburn, and Santa Cruz – and the tour begins at the Sacred Stream Center with a special talk, Compassion in Action.

Geshe Pema Dorjee on the Nature of Compassion

Today’s episode is an excerpt from a lecture by Tibetan monk Geshe Pema Dorjee.

Empathy and Compassion in Buddhism

In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses the roles of empathy and compassion in Buddhism, and offers a practice for maintaining balance when faced with the suffering of others.

The Intersection of Buddhism and Shamanism in Depth Hypnosis

In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses the influence of Buddhist ideas about suffering and shamanic approaches to healing in the Depth Hypnosis method.

Alleviating Suffering: A Buddhist Perspective

In Buddhism, it’s understood that the realm in which we are living as beings is a realm of suffering that is a function of misconceptions of the nature of reality. In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. presents the Buddhist view of suffering and methods for alleviating it.

Buddhism and the Nature of Suffering

Buddhism is essentially an educational system whose goal is the attainment of happiness for all beings. As an educational system, Buddhism provides the student with a series of tools that helps the student come to a place where they can know as much as they can know about their experience. This knowledge is transformative. In this excerpt from a talk on Buddhist Psychology, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses Buddhism and the nature of suffering.

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