What is the key to unlocking the secret to happiness? How may we rid ourselves of needless suffering and fear? Why is seeking perfection an obstacle in our path? How can we turn our inner demons into protectors? The answers to these and many other questions are explored with these visionary Buddhist teachers and can be found on these four programs specially selected from the New Dimensions program archive.
Happiness is at the heart of our very nature. The problem is that we allow the experience of thought and emotion to obscure our awareness like clouds that obscure the clear sky. Born in Nepal, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s honest accounts of his personal difficulties have endeared him to thousands of Buddhist and non-Buddhist students across the world. Read more »
In this very practical approach from a Buddhist perspective, Dzoghen Ponlop Rinpoche leads us to the key to understanding life and death: Understanding the mind. He explains, “The original state of our mind and consciousness is totally free and full of compassion. It’s like someone sitting on a heap of garbage piled on top of some land under which there is a tremendous treasure.” Read more »
What if we stopped seeing the demons in our lives—depression, overeating, illness, anger—as enemies to be conquered? Renowned American Buddhist leader Lama Tsultrim Allione offers us a powerful and transformative practice that may seem counter-intuitive—nurturing our demons and turning them into allies. Read more »
Rinpoche explains, “We all have love. But when there is no inner fire, it doesn’t ripen. So if there’s some way to generate those inner fires with sound, with breathing, with movement – qualities of your own loving spirit that exist in you – it will rapidly ripen. As the sun’s heat ripens the flower, the inner heat ripens the inner flower of love.” Read more »