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Mindfulness is effective when used properly, but the deep techniques of the Buddhist form of meditation known as Insight (or Vipassana) are truly the heart of mindfulness practice, and often go unaddressed. Trudy Goodman, Founder of InsightLA, talks about breath awareness, why it’s so important, and how to experience the true grounding power of min…
 
Gil Fronsdal returns to the BHNN Guest Podcast to discuss letting go, the truth, and the retreat experience. Open the Door of Truth Gil begins this episode by discussing the power of retreats. When we are on a retreat, the noise of grocery lists, chores, work, and socializing becomes quiet. This leaves room for the door of truth to open. Sometimes,…
 
Using the experience of her mother’s recent death, Trudy talks about ways to practice with emotional reactivity and pure strong emotion. This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/beherenow Originally recorded in 2008 by the Insight Meditation…
 
Dr. Kamilah Majied is an expert on building inclusivity and equity using meditative practices. She talks to Lion’s Roar’s Pamela Ayo Yetunde about internalized racism in America, the nature of suffering, how to triumph over that suffering as a racialized person, and how we can all find a more freeing, joyous way to live.…
 
In this poetic micro-episode, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee offers perspective on how friendship and community can help us move towards a brighter future in these rapidly changing times. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Welcome to this episode of the BHNN Guest Podcast where Gil Fronsdal evokes the compassionate heart within us all. This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/beherenow “Compassion of the heart does not involve fixation, compassion of the heart…
 
Madison Margolin discusses mysticism, psychedelics, and religion in this segment of the Ram Dass Fellowship on the BHNN Guest Podcast. For those of you who do not know Madison Margolin, she is the host of the Set and Setting podcast on Be Here Now Network. She grew up in the Maharaj-ji Satsang and her father was a close friend of Ram Dass. Her fath…
 
This episode of the BHNN Guest Podcast features JoAnna Hardy in a discussion of suffering, control, and The Four Noble Truths at the Insight Meditation Society. This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/beherenow “It is kind of interesting to…
 
This time on the BHNN Guest Podcast, we commune with Spring Washam in a discussion of wisdom, compassion, strength, and courage. This recording is from the 2022 live-streamed Ram Dass Fellowship. Join Spring along with a collection of BHNN dharma teachers and guests in exploring the intersection of Buddhism & Bhakti at the inaugural Love Serve Reme…
 
In this episode, Wendy speaks with Buddhist scholar and author Robert (Bob) Thurman. Bob is one of the foremost scholars in the world on Tibetan Buddhism, and played a major role in bringing Buddhism to America. This conversation covers many topics, including: his entry into Buddhism, and befriending the Dalai Lama; links between Buddhism and scien…
 
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee offers a short reflection on how we can maintain community in uncertain times and hold onto the light that is left. This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/beherenow Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, PhD is a Sufi teacher in the …
 
Fear can lead us to do regretful, hateful, and even violent things. Lion’s Roar’s new online course Medicine for Fear, inspired by Zen teacher Eihei Dogen’s essential instructions for awakening, offers a way to minimize fear’s impact on us—featuring Koshin Paley Ellison and Chodo Robert Campbell of New York Zen Center, as well as Mushim Ikeda, Pame…
 
In this BHNN Guest Podcast, get ready for some spiritual nourishment from John Lockley as he guides us in healing our hungry ghosts and discusses devotion, ancestors, and other audience questions with Jackie Dobrinska. Join Spring and a collection of dharma teachers in exploring the intersection of Buddhism & Bhakti at the inaugural Love Serve Reme…
 
In this episode, Wendy speaks with social neuroscientist Lasana Harris about his work on flexible social cognition—the variable ways that we perceive others. This conversation covers many topics, including: his accidental entry into psychology; what flexible social cognition is; schemas and predictions about others' minds; dehumanization and why we…
 
Inviting you on a 'Three Breath Journey,' Gil explores mindfulness from the perspectives of wellbeing, somatic inquiry, relaxation, and as a wellspring of dharmic pleasure. This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/beherenow In this Dharma Ta…
 
This time on the BHNN Guest Podcast, Spring Washam shares some of her insights about awakening and the mind-body connection. Join Spring and a collection of dharma teachers in exploring the intersection of Buddhism & Bhakti at the inaugural Love Serve Remember Summer Mountain Retreat August 25th - 29th in Boone, NC! See Privacy Policy at https://ar…
 
This time on the BHNN Guest Podcast, we recieve a beautiful prose letter written and recited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee to his granddaughter. It explores the state of the modern world and how the next generation can access the mythological magic of being alive. This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month wi…
 
In this episode, Wendy speaks with meditation teacher and co-founder of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), Jessica Morey. Jessica has been working with the contemplative path through the lens of attachment theory, and shares how she blends these approaches for healing. This conversation covers many topics, including: her long roots in the c…
 
Black, male-identified people have experiences in Buddhist communities that are markedly different than that of the majority–not only physically standing out in the group but facing unique internal questions and struggles. Willie Mukei Shoman Smith, SoOn Eli Brown-Stevenson, and Malik (MaLLy) Watkins talk to Lion’s Roar’s Pamela Ayo Yetunde about h…
 
This time on the BHNN Guest Podcast, Trudy Goodman offers wisdom on how to use mindfulness when working with difficult emotions. “This is sometimes not so easy, to recognize what we’re feeling. Often our feelings are hidden under repetitive thought loops that are kind of our minds' way of protecting or defending against feelings that might seem har…
 
In this episode, Wendy speaks with contemplative researcher and social activist Juan Santoyo. Juan's work sits at the intersection of basic neuroscience and community-based programs; his central interest is in understanding the factors that are needed for peace and healing—both in the brain, and in the world. This conversation covers many topics, i…
 
JoAnna Hardy returns to shares discussion and guided practice around imbibing choiceless awareness in the present moment. This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/beherenow In this unique Dharma talk stemming from the Insight Meditation Soci…
 
Author of The Cure for Money Madness, Spencer Sherman talks about how one can grow spiritually while still engaging with money. Then Lion’s Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod and deputy editor Andrea Miller discuss the latest issue of Lions Roar magazine, honoring both the late Thich Nhat Hanh and the late bell hooks, as well as a special look at P…
 
Gil Fronsdal returns to the Guest Podcast to share illuminating spiritual lessons learned along the journey of parenting. This talk from Gil Fronsdal was originally published on DharmaSeed.org Check out a new Spring season of the Ram Dass Soul Land Music Series featuring artists such as Gone Gone Beyond, David Starfire, & Jai Uttal! See Privacy Pol…
 
In this episode, Wendy speaks with psychologist, contemplative researcher, and Zen Buddhist teacher, Al Kaszniak. Al has been in the contemplative science space since the earliest days, and his work has shed light on how meditation impacts our thoughts, emotions, and sense of self. This conversation covers many topics, including: his parallel inter…
 
Spring Washam applies Wise Metta to our daily lives—offering us the potential of recognizing our innate inner radiance. This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/beherenow In this Dharma Talk from Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Yucca Valley …
 
With Lion’s Roar’s free “Wisdom of Pema Chodron” Summit about to launch, we’re sharing Andrea Miller’s story abouts Pema Chodron and her advice on how to “walk the walk” of a spiritual person, and what being a “fake” spiritual person really means. Visit lionsroar.com to register.By Sandra Hannebohm
 
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee returns to share When the Source Ran Free, his pandemic passage on the magic of living stories for returning sacredness back into our relationship with Earth. This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/beherenow Llewellyn…
 
In this episode, Wendy speaks with Buddhist scholar, contemplative teacher, and social activist Brooke Lavelle. Brooke is the co-founder and president of Courage of Care, an organization that seeks to build transformational practice communities rooted in compassion, healing, and counter-oppressive frameworks. This conversation covers many topics, i…
 
Sister Clear Grace is a black, non-binary monastic traveling across the country to lean in to the collective experience of the United States. The traveling nunk speaks with Lion’s Roar’s associate editor Pamela Ayo Yetunde about letting go of privilege, answering the call to become a monastic, and encounters on the road to liberation.…
 
In this episode, Wendy speaks with addiction psychiatrist and contemplative researcher Jud Brewer. Jud is one of the leading figures in the use of mindfulness for addiction and anxiety, and his work emphasizes the brain's habit cycle, and how to change it. He's also developed a number of smartphone apps to deliver contemplative interventions widely…
 
Nina Rao and Keli Reddy interview author Vrinda Sheth about Sita’s Fire, a retelling of the Ramayana that brings Sita and the other female characters from the story to center stage. This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/beherenow Vrinda S…
 
Seth Godin is an expert on failure. While he’s founded several hugely successful ventures and written 20 bestselling books around the world including his newest book, The Practice, he has also learned from failing over and over. Today he explains what helps creative thought, and what so often gets in the way of true success.…
 
From Big Mind to granular attention, Trudy Goodman illuminates how to live simultaneously from universal and personal truths, staying present with it all. In this Dharma talk from Spirit Rock’s Monthlong Retreat on March, 20th, 2011, Trudy Goodman explores the two truths—the two major facets of this one jewel called life—absolute and relative; or, …
 
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