Buddhism

“meditation (See also: meditation, vipassana, zen, and mindfulness.) The Buddha taught that we can eliminate suffering by removing passion, aggression, and delusion. The Buddhist traditions are an incredibly rich resource for understanding the inner and outer worlds. Whether we are beginners or experienced meditators, the Buddhist teachings can help us learn to live with increased compassion and wisdom. Buddhism is still in the process of coming to the West, and many people are working diligently to root these traditions in a Western context. Liberation can be understood to mean ceasing suffering within the self, working to free all sentient beings from the wheel of existence, or realizing the essence of all inner and outer phenomena as absolutely pure, and so on—depending on the tradition. What unites these systems is the Buddhist emphasis on liberation through awareness.

  • Willa B. Miller, PhD is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship in Boston, MA and its retreat center Wonderwell Mountain…
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    Zuza Engler has been on the spiral path of kinesthetic investigation into consciousness for close to three decades, through motion, stillness and…
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    Katie is a long time Shambhala Buddhist practitioner and student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She is a Jungian Analyst and a psychotherapist in private…
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    Dorjé Lopön Dr. Lye grew up in a Buddhist home in Malaysia. From a young age, he studied and practiced Buddhism with teachers of various traditions.…
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    Allan Badiner is the editor of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics, Dharma Gaia: A Harvest in Buddhism and Ecology, and Mindfulness in the…
  • Melvin L. Escobar, LCSW, RYT is a licensed psychotherapist and yoga instructor. Melvin has devoted his professional career to working with people from…
  • Lodro is a practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhistlineage. He began meditating as a child and sat retreats as a teenager, even going…
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    Anna-Lisa Adelberg is a recognized healer, spiritual teacher and co-founder of the Luminous Awareness Institute that offers students an awakening and…
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    With a devout practice spanning 25+ years, Surya has traveled the globe studying various facets of yoga philosophy and practice. Surya has studied…
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    Cindy Dollar is the owner and senior teacher at One Center Yoga in Asheville, NC.  Since her Iyengar yoga certification in 1990, she has taught…
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    Dana Sawyer is professor emeritus of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art, and author of critically acclaimed biographies of Aldous…
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    David Richo, PhD, MFT, is psychotherapist, author and workshop leader. He shares his time between Santa Barbara and San Francisco. Dave has taught at…
  • Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. Other books…
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    About Daryl Vansier Having been introduced to yoga as a child, Daryl began to practice regularly as a teenager to successfully heal a painful…
  • Modena Emilia-Romagna Italy Modena Emilia-Romagna Italy
    Been on a spiritual search, path and practice since the age of 26....inspired by the will of healing myself and others i spent several years between…
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    stablishing Sravasti Abbey fulfills a long-held dream for Venerable Thubten Chodron: to train Western ordained sangha in the Buddha’s teachings. Her…
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    Kobi is a yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher, a nutritional and holistic health counselor and a life coach at Vagabond Temple.Kobi is a yoga…
  • Julie is a founding member and associate teacher of the Foundation for Active Compassion with her teaching mentor, Lama John Makransky and Leah Weiss.…
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    Yingzhao Liu is a lecturer at Stanford and has recently been design director for international markets at LinkedIn. She integrates deep spiritual…
  • Debby Andersen, RYT, C. Ayu., has over 18 years of teaching experience and offers a transformative approach to living in alignment with ones true…
  • Adina is a Saraswati Devi, an introverted Leo who has dedicated her life to Self-realization, helping and guiding others and bringing the Truth into…
  • Farah Nazarali has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and studying Buddhism and Eastern spiritual traditions for over 15 years. Erica Pinsky is a…
  • Lama Migmar Tseten has been serving Harvard-wide student, faculties, and staff as a Buddhist Chaplain since 1997. He received both a traditional and a…
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    Pazit is a yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher as well as holistic healing therapist. She specializes in Reiki, Pranic healing and…
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    Sarah Powers blends the insights and practices of yoga and Buddhism into an integral practice to enliven body, heart, and mind. She leads retreats and…
  • Robert Beatty MES, MSW, is the founding teacher of the Portland Insight Meditation Community and a member of the first wave of lay Theravada Buddhist…
  • Bhikkhu Sukhacitto is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. He was born in Germany in 1963 and first came into contact with Buddhism in 1986 in Thailand by…
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    Jody Greene has been practicing Zen Buddhism and yoga since 2001, and has taught yoga and meditation both privately and at Yoga Tree in San Francisco,…
  • Dr. Nida Chenagtsang was born in Amdo, in North Eastern Tibet. Interested in Sowa Rigpa, the traditional healing science of his people, he began his…
  • Valerie Lorig, M.Ed, NCC, has been a practitioner of Buddhism and Shambhala since the 1970s and teaches nationally at Shambhala Centers. She is…
  • Dr. Lilli Ruth Rosenberg developed a model of Learned Happiness (a couple of decades ago), which continues to synthesize cutting edge research in the…
  • Nothing lasts. Everything is changing into something else. Nothing's wrong. Everything is on track. Terrence McKenna
  • Kathy Simpson has practiced yoga and meditation all her adult life, and found her spiritual home in Buddhism when she attended her first of many…
  • Bodhi met the Dharma at the age of 18, and has been practicing for the past 13 years. He first took refuge with Kyabje Tri Rizong Rinpoche, the 102nd…
  • Dr. Ruben Habito is the Founding Teacher of the Maria Kannon Zen Center and is a Professor of World Religions and Spirituality and Director of…
  • Regina Dawn Akers has been sharing spiritual teachings, organizing retreats and leading pilgrimages to holy sites in Israel and India since 2005.…

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