Modern Tantric Buddhism: Awakening, Awareness & Enlightenment
Master Mind, Body and Spirit
Justin von Bujdoss is an American Buddhist teacher and chaplain. He was ordained as a repa in the Karma Kagio tradition of Tibetan Buddhism by His Eminence Goshir Gyalt-sab Rinpoche in 2011. www.mattbelair.com/ & Justin's website: justinvonbujdoss.com/ Get a Free "How to Lucid Dream" E-Book & Hypnotic Audio 👉bit.ly/luciddreamingguide Support the show 👉 www.patreon.com/mattbelair Donate: 👉 bit.ly/mattbelair Support by Doing an Act of Kindness for Someone Today! Subscribe: Podcast: goo.gl/1euQe7 YouTube: goo.gl/Mz7Ngg Justin von Bujdoss is an American Buddhist teacher and chaplain. He was ordained as a repa in the Karma Kagio tradition of Tibetan Buddhism by His Eminence Goshir Gyalt-sab Rinpoche in 2011. He is passionate about the preservation of the tantric Buddhist tradition. From 2012 until 2017 He served as the resident-lama and executive director of New York Goshir Dharma Center and is presently the first dedicated Staff Chaplain for the New York City Department of Correction. In 2018 he was appointed Executive Director of the Division of Chaplaincy and Staff Wellness for New York City Department of Correction and leads all wellness initiatives for the agency. He is the author of Modern Tantric Buddhism: EMBODIMENT AND AUTHENTICITY IN DHARMA PRACTICE Justin's background in Nepal Stepping into discomfort What does “Tantra or Tantric mean” Why meditation can be useful The Buddhist philosophy on death Learning to be ok with negative emotions Why meditation can be challenging at first but can get easier Awareness is a practice Finding more empowering perspectives for challenging situations Looking at ethics in your life and Buddhist philosophy Cultivating awareness of mind Touching the infinite consciousness Understanding what mind is Awakening experiences Why learning to not resist anything is a key to liberation 3 Medieval meditation instructions Tulopa 6 Nails Automatic expression Letting them be If you like the show please share, do an act of kindness, and become a patron here www.patreon.com/mattbelair THANK YOU! About Me: ======== Master your mind, body, and spirit with Matt Belair and world-renowned leaders today! This unique show features candid conversations with experts in personal development, spirituality, and human optimization. Each episode is another key to help you unlock your infinite potential and assist you on your path to self-mastery! You will discover the best tips, tools, and technologies to master your mind; plus the science, principles, and practices to master your body. Finally, you will dive into the deepest depths of yourself, life, the universe and the pursuit of discovering who you really are, and consciously creating the life of your dreams! Explore timeless spiritual lessons and ancient teachings. Let go of any limitations and discover all of the tools to dramatically improve your health, well-being, and mindset! mattbelair.com/bio/ May Love, Joy, Passion, Peace, and Prosperity fill your life! Namaste 🙏 👉 For top rated video podcast, coaching, speaking, media and consulting inquiries contact me. 📧 - Email Me: Matt@ZenAthlete.com 📝 - Contact Me: mattbelair.com/contact/ Follow Social Media ================ ➤ : - Instagram: bit.ly/Instagram-MatthewBelair ➤ : - Twitter: bit.ly/Twitter-MatthewBelair HashTags ======== #Spirituality #buddhism #awakening #TopPodcasts #PersonalDevelopment ™Matthew Belair - OFFICIAL
PREMIUM Ian Baker - "Tibetan Yoga and Tantric Buddhism"
J. Brown Yoga Talks
Ian Baker, author of Tibetan Yoga: Principles and Practices, talks with J about Tibetan Yoga and its radical underpinnings of Tantric Buddhism. They discuss Ian’s relationship to the Dalai Lama and the permission he was granted to reveal long-held secrets, misconceptions about Buddhism, the red-robbed sutric path of the renunciate and the white-robbed integrative path of the tantric, and the importance of restoring personal agency obscured by hierarchical Institutions and abused by spiritual leaders. This episode is sponsored by Karmasoft. This episode is part of our premium podcast subscription. To subscribe and support the show… GET PREMIUM.
“Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism”: A Wednesday Lunch Dean’s Forum with Christian K. Wedemeyer
Divinity School (video)
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to email@example.com.A Dean's Forum on “Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions” by Christian K. Wedemeyer, Associate Professor of the History of Religions. Jeffrey Stackert, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, and Brook A. Ziporyn, Professor of Chinese Religion, Philosophy, and Comparative Thought, responding. Recorded in Swift Hall’s Common Room on January 22, 2014.
Male Deities in Tantric Buddhism - Ven. Tulku Yeshi
Sakya Monastery Dharma Lectures
Ven. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche discusses the many male deities in Tantric Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism some popular male deities include Chenrezig, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Buddha Amitabha, Vajrasattva, Yamantaka, Chakrasambara, Hevajra, and Vajrakilaya. Sometimes deities come in union with their consort, sometimes alone. Depending on the sadhana, these deities are visualized either in front of oneself or as oneself, or both. Also there are various benefits that are associated with the different practices such as health, wealth, longevity, wisdom, and compassion. If you would like to learn about these important male deities, please listen.
The path of negation is the path of understanding. The path of affirmation, which is the first portion of the self-discovery path, is a path in which we don't seek to understand, we seek to escape. We want to escape the pain of life, the pain of our minds, the pain of our bodies, the pain of the world. We don't really want to ask a lot of questions; we just want to know a way out-and the way out is through avoidance. We don't eat meat, we don't have sex, we don't deal with money, we don't deal with things that we know have caused us pain.The great teachers explain why these things cause us pain-attachment, desire, having a self, you know, all the different things. But-we just escape. We don't really care. You go to the doctor and you hurt. You're not really interested in knowing how the medicine works, you just want it to.But the path of negation, which is the esoteric or more advanced part of the enlightenment process, is the path of understanding. It's the path of knowledge.Please visit http://fredericklenzfoundation.org for more information.
The practice of meditation is emptying the mind. When the mind is empty, completely empty, it's perfect meditation. It's really that simple. There are a variety of different approaches to emptying the mind. All of them work equally well. We can just stay with one; we can use a number of them. It really doesn't matter; it's a question of personal choice. What we're doing is stopping thought. But really, before that, we're learning to control thought. And really, before that, we're learning just to sit down and focus on something.I have a simple prescription method for learning how to meditate, which, if you do it, works very, very well. The main thing that you need is not really creativity but consistency. Creativity is a nice quality but it doesn't have much to do with learning to stop thought. Consistency does. Consistency really involves just doing something once, each time, and not thinking about time or space or repetition. You just live it once. Forever. And that's consistency. That's perfect consistency.Please visit http://fredericklenzfoundation.org for more information.
There are two ways to become enlightened -- the easy way and the hard way. I suppose that could be true of anything. The easy way is through a complete focus on that which is most positive. The hard way is through a focus on that which is negative. Both positive and negative come from the same source. So if you follow either path, the path of affirmation or negation, eventually you'll come to the source, if you follow them to the source.But positive and negative, what we call yin and yang, light and dark, are circles. In the Far East, we look at life in terms of circles. In the West, they look at life more in terms of squares and rectangles. We look at life more as circles. In the West when you talk about yin and yang, people normally think of yin and yang as something that's linear. There's a single line, which is yin, and juxtaposed to it is a single line, which is yang. But in the East we tend to think of yin and yang as circles. They're two circles that actually can lie on top of each other, yet they remain separate.Now, yang, which is positive, affirmative, and so on, is a circle, and you can come into it at any point of the circle and go around the circle. When you've gone around the circle, at the end you'll come back to the beginning of the circle. And then you'll go around the circle again and again, forever. The same is true of yin. Being on the circle of yin or yang does not necessarily mean that you will ever go beyond the circle because the source of the circle is not necessarily connected to it.To reach the source of the circle, you have to get off the circle.Please visit http://fredericklenzfoundation.org for more information.
I've read a lot about enlightenment and thought about it quite a bit, and I find that it doesn't have much to do with enlightenment. Now fortunately, I can see both sides of the coin since I happen to be enlightened and I've gone through that training process that culminates in the dissolution of the finite self in the white light of eternity. But at the same time, I'm an avid reader and I like to ponder things, so it's kind of fun to step in and out. And I notice that the two are not really the same. The description and the reality are very different.Enlightenment is a timeless void. It's an emptiness that's filled with the most excellent light. That light is suffused through every part of your being. It is your being. There's no sense of separation between yourself and the light. There's no self but the light. That's enlightenment -- timeless, stillness, perfection. It's not in the words, it's in my voice. It's in the voice of anyone who has crossed that frontier of self, taken a big machete and gone after the illusions and the desires, even the spiritual hopes and aspirations that can bind one to a spiritual, more refined self -- hacked through the Amazon jungle of hope and fear and desperation, always in search of perpetual brightness. What I seek, what we all seek, is something we can't define -- because if it's definable, it's limited. And if it's limited, we grow tired and bored with it, with ourselves. Beyond the parameters of the self are an ocean -- it goes on forever.Please visit http://fredericklenzfoundation.org for more information.
Our subject is freedom. It's always the same. How do we become free, free from the limitations of dimensionality? The way we become free is simple, and it's complicated. It's simple in theory, that is to say, all we have to do is stop our thoughts. When thought stops, a doorway opens into dimensions that are pure and unassociated. They're nonbinding realities. They're non-samskaric, which simply means that they're beautiful, they're ecstatic. The consciousness of the worlds that we can get to through thought-those dimensions are very limited. They're limited by time and space, a sense of past, present and future.We seek a freedom we haven't experienced yet, and we seek an ecstasy we haven't known. Mostly, I think, we seek our own innocence, a state of joy in which we don't feel age, a body, desires or aversions. There's a very pure feeling of beingness, of aliveness that's always there.Please visit http://fredericklenzfoundation.org for more information.