Author and Buddhist teacher Gil Fronsdal writes about The Kalama Sutta, a much-quoted discourse in which the Buddha radically challenged most sources of religious authority. The discourse is often read as a warning not to seek truth outside of oneself. It is quoted and misquoted as teaching that we should not believe anything unless we know it from our own experience. While the Buddha does advise reliance on what can be known through direct experience, he does so in a particular and limited way.
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"You" might not be as real as you think you are. In this short video below, author and psychologist Mark Epstein explains what Buddhism has to say about living ego-free, and how Freud misunderstood it. Join Mark on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 for an online discussion with Amy Gross examining the relationship [...]
In this fascinating talk recorded at Wisdom 2.0, Dan Siegel explores the definition of mind, where it resides in our bodies, how it defines our sense of self, and what it all means for our world. Join Dan Siegel for a special online program building on the themes in the above video, "MWe and the Integration of Identity" [...]
A funny thing happened on my way to learning about meditation: I got more than I bargained for. My 1st introduction to meditation was in the 1980s through yoga, which became a dedicated practice I developed after many classes at Kripalu Center for Yoga. That decade also took me to Mindfulness Based Stress [...]
In this episode of the 10 Percent Happier Podcast with Dan Harris, New York Insight Teacher Sebene Selassie explores themes of belonging, identity and being intimate with our experiences.
In the midst of anxiety, anger, and uncertainty, what can we do to liberate ourselves from our reactivity? Ralph De La Rosa reflects on the different ways that we can get stuck in our ego and how we can find freedom by turning towards our difficult emotions, instead of running away from them.
Dear friends,I came to meditation through the yoga door some 25 years ago and loved it from the start. I became a voracious student, read everything I could get my hands on, and listened to many podcasts. At the end of my first year of meditation I began to attend workshops and eventually to [...]
Dear friends, I moved to New York hoping to find meaningful work and a community to support and deepen my meditation practice, as most of my experience had been of sitting alone. By the time I finally found my way to NYI, I had been unemployed for a few months. At first, I [...]
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