E103 | Paramitas
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by Prajna Fire
1w ago
Lamas Yeshe and Zopa present an overview of the Buddhist teaching and practice of the paramitas, the transcendent perfections that traverse the ocean of suffering that is samsara to the other shore, buddhahood, full and complete awakening. Tibetan singing bowl interludes by Shivnee Ratna PRAJNA SPARKS follows the lunar calendar. Look for new episodes on new and full moon days, and contemplation interludes on the quarter moons. RESOURCES Meet Lama Yeshe & Lama Zopa, in Tricycle Magazine https://bit.ly/3xRySck Listen Contemplate Meditate, by Lama Yeshe, in Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Gu ..read more
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100 | Mistaken vs. Authentic Perception: The Skandhas on #WhyNirvanaMatters
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by Prajna Fire
1M ago
Talk #7. Lamas Yeshe and Zopa share answers to questions from listeners, practitioners in a concurrent series of Dharma talks on the five skandhas, and Heart Sutra teachings by their teacher, Drupon Khenpo Lodro Namgyal from Pullahari Monastery in Nepal. #WhyNirvanaMatters is a series of talks with contemporary Buddhist teachers about Nirvana, peace, and its relevance in our lives and practice of Dharma. We encourage listeners with curiosity about this approach to understanding samsara and nirvana to register here for the Heart Sutra teachings for access to recordings of previous sessions. htt ..read more
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99 | Joy & Sorrow: Lama Maitri on #WhyNirvanaMatters
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by Prajna Fire
2M ago
Talk #6. Lamas Yeshe and Zopa talk with Lama Maitri, a teacher and translator of Tibetan Buddhism in the Shangpa Kagyu lineage, having completed her three year cloistered meditation retreat at Dag Shang Kagyu in Huesca, Spain in 2013. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Buddhist Studies and Himalayan Languages from Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu University, Nepal. Lama Maitri translates Tibetan Buddhist teachings from Tibetan and English to Spanish for various teachers around the world. Lama Maitri currently serves as translator at Bokar Thubten Ling, Ibiza, Spain. http://kagyuthubtenling.es ..read more
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98 | It's Our Nature: Yeshe & Zopa on #WhyNirvanaMatters
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by Prajna Fire
3M ago
Talk #5. Lamas Yeshe and Zopa talk with each other about nirvana's importance to them, and about the series thus far. #WhyNirvanaMatters is a series of talks with contemporary Buddhist teachers about Nirvana, peace, and its relevance in our lives and practice of Dharma, continuing through the end of 2022. Tibetan singing bowl interludes by Shivnee Ratna PRAJNA SPARKS follows the lunar calendar. Look for new episodes on new and full moon days. RESOURCES Nirvana Episodes 4 and 93 Meet Lama Yeshe & Lama Zopa, in Tricycle Magazine https://bit.ly/3xRySck Listen Contemplate Meditate, by Lama Yes ..read more
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E98 | It's Our Nature: Yeshe & Zopa on #WhyNirvanaMatters
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by Prajna Fire
3M ago
Talk #5. Lamas Yeshe and Zopa talk with each other about nirvana's importance to them, and about the series thus far. #WhyNirvanaMatters is a series of talks with contemporary Buddhist teachers about Nirvana, peace, and its relevance in our lives and practice of Dharma, continuing through the end of 2022. Tibetan singing bowl interludes by Shivnee Ratna PRAJNA SPARKS follows the lunar calendar. Look for new episodes on new and full moon days. RESOURCES Nirvana Episodes 4 and 93 Meet Lama Yeshe & Lama Zopa, in Tricycle Magazine https://bit.ly/3xRySck Listen Contemplate Meditate, by Lama Yes ..read more
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95 | Everyday Peace: Rev. Doyeon Park on #WhyNirvanaMatters
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by Prajna Fire
3M ago
Talk #2. Lama Yeshe talks with Reverend Doyeon Park of Won Buddhist Temple of Manhattan. Learn more about Won Buddhism and Rev. Doyeon Park at https://wonbuddhismnyc.org/rev-doyeon-park/https://wonbuddhismnyc.org/ https://wondharmacenter.org/ #WhyNirvanaMatters is a series of talks with contemporary Buddhist teachers about Nirvana, peace, and its relevance in our lives and practice of Dharma. Tibetan singing bowl interludes by Shivnee Ratna PRAJNA SPARKS follows the lunar calendar. Look for new episodes on new and full moon days. RESOURCES Nirvana Episodes 4 and 93 Listen Contemplate Meditate ..read more
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BONUS | Karma Swiftly
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by Prajna Fire
3M ago
In today's bonus episode, Yeshe welcomes back Tania to discuss Taylor Swift's new song, Karma. RESOURCES Taylor Swift, Karma. Official Lyric Video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg18Kf4en2o Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Audio Dharma: What We're Listening To, Winter 2022 #59DaysofHealing Series Intro 59 Lojong Maxims Official Video FOLLOW US Join our Global Community for regular updates on Prajna Fire events with Yeshe and Zopa Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa offer individual spiritual counsel on formal Buddhist practice as well as innovative ways to integrate Buddhist perspective into your everyda ..read more
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97 | A Better Way: Kim Allen on #WhyNirvanaMatters
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by Prajna Fire
3M ago
Talk #4. Lamas Yeshe and Zopa talk with Kim Allen, who began meditating in 2003, seeking both a path out of suffering and the deeper truths of life. She trained for many years in the Theravāda tradition and more recently with teachers of other Buddhist traditions. Her path has included long retreat, study of the suttas, and practice in Asia, and she now lives as a lay contemplative.  Kim serves as a teacher and author dedicated to offering classical Dharma in a modern context. Her website is http://www.uncontrived.org. #WhyNirvanaMatters is a series of talks with contemporary Buddhist tea ..read more
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96 | Secular Reflections: Linda Modaro on #WhyNirvanaMatters
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by Prajna Fire
4M ago
Talk #3. Lamas Yeshe and Zopa talk with Linda Modaro, Spiritual Director and lead teacher at Sati Sangha, an online meditation community offering daily virtual meditation sittings and online retreats. A secular community of lay practitioners, Sati Sangha is not closely affiliated with a monastic or religious tradition. Their practice evolved out of insight (vipassana) meditation, which evolved out of Theravada Buddhism, which evolved out of early Buddhism.  Reflective Meditation: cultivating kindness and curiosity in the Buddha's company, which Linda co-authored with Nelly ..read more
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95 | Everyday Peace: Rev. Doyeon Parkon on #WhyNirvanaMatters
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by Prajna Fire
4M ago
Talk #2. Lama Yeshe talks with Reverend Doyeon Park of Won Buddhist Temple of Manhattan. Learn more about Won Buddhism and Rev. Doyeon Park at https://wonbuddhismnyc.org/rev-doyeon-park/https://wonbuddhismnyc.org/ https://wondharmacenter.org/ #WhyNirvanaMatters is a series of talks with contemporary Buddhist teachers about Nirvana, peace, and its relevance in our lives and practice of Dharma. Tibetan singing bowl interludes by Shivnee Ratna PRAJNA SPARKS follows the lunar calendar. Look for new episodes on new and full moon days. RESOURCES Nirvana Episodes 4 and 93 Listen Contemplate Meditate ..read more
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