Parenting Teens with Buddhist Family Counselor Richard Prinz
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by Scott Snibbe, Richard Prinz
3w ago
Teenagers face a unique and overwhelming set of problems today, from climate change to social media to isolation induced by the pandemic. Richard Prinz is a marriage, child, and family counselor who has worked as a teen counselor in the Cupertino, California public schools for over 20 years. He's also a longtime Buddhist practitioner and a good friend of mine who served as the director of the Vajrapani Institute Buddhist retreat center in Boulder Creek when His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, came to visit in 1989. In our interview, Rich and I talk about some of the powerful ways parents can transf ..read more
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Guided Meditation for Kids
A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment
by Scott Snibbe
1M ago
Francesca Hampton leads a loving-kindness meditation suitable for both children and adults alike that helps the mind become calm, loving, and clear. Episode 123: Guided Meditation for Kids Support the show ..read more
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How to Teach Children Meditation — Francesca Hampton
A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment
by Scott Snibbe
1M ago
Francesca Hampton is a writer and lifelong Tibetan Buddhist practitioner who's written a wonderful new children's book on meditation for kids called Leo Learns to Meditate. As a parent myself, I've found it hard to find resources like these, so if you are a parent, I think you'll get a lot out of this episode. Even if you're not, I think you'll find Francesca's advice on meditation—that comes from a lifetime of experience—useful in your own practice, as she talks about how to cultivate concentration and loving-kindness, why meditation can sometimes feel boring, and how to keep our meditation ..read more
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Robert Thurman: Wisdom is Bliss
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by Robert Thurman, Dr. Robert Thurman, Professor Robert Thurman, Scott Snibbe
2M ago
Professor Robert Thurman, who the New York Times calls “the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism” is back in this week's episode to talk about his wonderful new book Wisdom Is Bliss. Learn why the Buddha was an educator and scientist, not a religious prophet; and why Buddhism isn't a belief system, but a direct experience that reveals the pure beauty and joy of reality itself. Episode 121: Robert Thurman: Wisdom Is Bliss Support the show ..read more
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Tantric Meditation on Compassion and Wisdom with Rob Preece
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by Rob Preece, Scott Snibbe
3M ago
Rob Preece leads a Buddhist tantra meditation on Green Tara. This powerful feminine figure is an emanation of our own potential for compassionate, wisdom energy. Episode 120: Tantric Meditation on Compassion and Wisdom Support the show ..read more
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The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra with Rob Preece
A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment
by Scott Snibbe
3M ago
Author and pyschotherapist Rob Preece shares his extensive knowledge on the sensitive topic of Buddhist tantra, the importance of the body in Buddhist practice, how exercise and nature relate to tantric practices, the role of sex in Vajrayana Buddhism, and how we embrace our different dimensions of gender in meditation and  everyday life. Rob Preece is the author of many books bridging the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with Western psychology, including The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra, The Wisdom of Imperfection, The Courage to Feel, Preparing for Tantra, Feeling Wisdom, and Tasting the Es ..read more
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Guided Meditation: Being Yourself with Susan Piver
A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment
by Scott Snibbe
4M ago
Susan Piver leads a breath-awareness meditation on being your authentic self, connecting with yourself through watching your breath and thoughts to open up and discover who you are. This meditation is part two of our interview with her on her new book The Buddhist Enneagram. Episode 118: Being Yourself with Susan Piver Support the show ..read more
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Susan Piver: Understanding Our Differences with the Buddhist Enneagram
A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment
by Scott Snibbe
4M ago
Bestselling author Susan Piver is a powerful Buddhist teacher who shares her wisdom and guided meditations weekly through her Open Heart Project and community. Her new book is The Buddhist Enneagram in which she helps us understand how differently each of us sees and understands the world. Through her unique Buddhist take on the Enneagram's nine different personality types, Susan shares how understanding our differences can lead to deeper and more compassionate connections with our partners, colleagues, and everyone we encounter, transforming our difficult emotions into pure expressions of our ..read more
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Meditation on Healing Anxiety with Ven. Amy Miller
A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment
by Ven. Amy Miller
5M ago
Venerable Amy Miller leads a Buddhist meditation for healing anxiety. This practice helps you create a safe mental space, reconnect to the positive, and relax your body through breathwork and thought-replacement. Episode 116: Healing Anxiety with Buddhist Mind Training Venerable Amy Miller is a Tibetan Buddhist nun and teacher who's managed several Buddhist retreat centers, including the Vajrapani Institute in California and Vermont's Milarepa Center. She's the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell, and currently a resident teacher and board member at Land of Medicine Buddha in Santa Cruz.&nbs ..read more
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Transforming Anxiety, Depression, and other Difficult Emotions with Ven. Amy Miller
A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment
by Venerable Amy Miller
5M ago
Buddhist nun and teacher Venerable Amy shares how we can practically manage anxiety, depression, and other difficult emotions with Buddhist meditation and mind training techniques. Venerable Amy Miller is a Tibetan Buddhist nun and teacher who's managed several Buddhist retreat centers, including the Vajrapani Institute in California and Vermont's Milarepa Center. She's the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell, and currently a resident teacher and board member at Land of Medicine Buddha in Santa Cruz.  Episode 115: Transforming Anxiety, Depression, and other Difficult Emotions with Ven. A ..read more
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