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What Are We Doing Here? |FCM

My girlfriend told me a story about her grandmother. She would have a Bible study group in her kitchen. People would come from around town and they’d just sit together and talk about their faith. This wasn’t the same as church, where people go to practice their religion in a specific and well defined way. This was…

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Qualities of the Heart | Video

This is a video I recorded about the Yoga Sutra and the Four Immeasurables. What if we center our lives in compassion and kindness?   I recorded a podcast on this subject that you can listen to  here: Qualities of the Heart | Scharpening the Mind Further Reading: Four Immeasurable Minds   ======================================================== if you…

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Compassion! (video)

what is compassion? Is there great compassion and regular compassion? What’s the difference? Can we have compassion for people we don’t like?   Recommended Reading: Compassion that is Boundless Training In Compassion by Norman Fischer click here for the audio version: Compassion! Podcast =============================================================== To donate by Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/DanielScharpenburg My Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/DanielSch My Books:…

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Living Your Best Life (Video)

This is a talk I gave on an old Zen teaching from Bodhidharma called “The Four Zen Gates.” In this talk I try to bring an old Zen teaching to life to help us understand it a little better. Live Your Best Life!     related articles: Bodhidharma Bodhidharma’s Two Entries ====================================================================== my Patreon Page:…

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What Are The Four Immeasurables? (Podcast)

I recorded this about the teaching of the Four Immeasurables. This list of virtues is said to be the antidote to negative mental states. Loving-kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. Subscribe on iTunes or listen here:   There’s also a video version  here ========================================================================== if I can get three more monthly subscribers I can upgrade my soundcloud account so…

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Goodness

Basic Goodness This is a term that was coined by Chogyam Trungpa in the 1980s. I really like this term. It was his reframing of the concept of Buddha Nature. He wanted to express it in a way that was easier for everyone to grasp. Buddha Nature might make us start picturing Buddha statues or…

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