Mind Training

Shamata, the Tibetan Buddhist Practice of Calm Abiding

Before the rush of the holidays set in, take a weekend to slow down, find your center, and experience the joy available in all seasons. Join Tibetan master teacher and scholar Namchak Khen Rinpoche for an intimate weekend meditation retreat focused on the foundational practice of Calm Abiding meditation, or Shamata.

The Shamata retreat will be a blend of teaching and practice with the aim of cultivating more calm and center in your life. In his profound yet humorous style, Khen Rinpoche will teach you how to build the backbone of your meditation practice and provide tangible ways to embody compassion, joy, and courage so you show up as your best self at work, home, and in relationships.

This retreat is perfect for beginner and experienced meditators alike!

A Meeting of the Ways with Diane Solomon

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The Intersection of Shamanism & Buddhism

In this talk, Isa Gucciardi discusses the commonalities and differences between shamanism and Buddhism. She covers topics such as the shamanic journey, meditation, universal power, compassion practices, and how they both function in the therapeutic model, Depth Hypnosis. Isa teaches the Shamans & Siddhas retreat with Robert Thurman at Tibet House’s Menla Mountain Retreat in upstate New York. This talk takes place at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA.

Diane Solomon, host of A Meeting of the Ways on KKUP, sits down with renowned Buddhist scholar Dr. Robert Thurman to discuss his no-holds-barred graphic novel, Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Thurman also discusses Tibet, countering violence with peace, his work with Tibet House US, and his upcoming Bay Area appearances.

Mindful Leadership: Learning to Lead with the Heart and Mind

By Hal Adler

Have you given any thought to how you can be a better leader through mindfulness? This is a topic I’ve been passionate about for years, way before its mainstream acceptance. As mindfulness continues to grow in popularity and becomes the latest health and wellness craze to infiltrate the workplace, it’s as if we’ve finally been given permission to talk about this stuff openly.

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In this video from the 2016 Science and Nonduality Conference, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., describes the Shamanic Journey as a way of accessing inner wisdom through a meditative state.

A Meeting of the Ways with Diane Solomon and Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., speaks with Diane Solomon, host of A Meeting of the Ways on KKUP, on the topic of Going Inward: The role of dreams, meditation, and the shamanic journey in the evolution of consciousness.

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Thupten Jinpa answers the question, “What makes you happy?” 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.

Finding a Teacher with Thupten Jinpa Ph.D.

Thupten Jinpa talks about working with a teacher and other ways of deepening the practice of mindfulness and meditation. 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.

Catching Emotional Triggers with Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.

Thupten Jinpa discusses the importance of catching emotional triggers and how mindfulness practices can help. 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.

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