Foundational Buddhism

These courses explore the foundations of the Buddhist teachings: the Hinayana path of individual liberation, and the Mahayana path of wisdom and compassion. Open to all backgrounds and experience levels.

the student-teacher relationship through the three yanas

The Student-Teacher Relationship Through the Three Yanas

In this three-class series, Moh Hardin examines the student/teacher relationship as it manifests in each of the three vehicles of Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.

Moh Hardin

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Prerequisites: Daily meditation practice
melting the ice and getting unstuck

Melting the Ice and Getting Unstuck: Talks On The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

Five talks based on this text, which provides clear insight and points to the skillful means to work with difficult circumstances while being of benefit to others.

the development of peace

The Development of Peace: An Introduction to the Basic Teachings of the Buddha

Exploring the foundational teachings of the Buddha, Arawana Hayashi invites us into the basics of being a dharmic person: a connection with egolessness, impermanence, gentleness, and peace.

Deepening Compassion: The Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior

Deepening Compassion: The Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior, Courses I-IV

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. Senior teachers lead a year-long series of talks and practices from the Mahayana Buddhist teachings.

Pema Chödrön

Dale Asrael

Emily Bower

Susan Chapman

Suzann Duquette

Gaylon Ferguson

Holly Gayley

Moh Hardin

Dan Hessey

Marty Janowitz

Fleet Maull

Melissa Moore

John Rockwell

Eve Rosenthal

David Schneider

Judith Simmer-Brown

Susan Skjei

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foundations for freedom the hinayana

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana, Courses I-V

This year-long course provides an in-depth exploration of the foundational Buddhist teachings of the Hinayana. The emphasis is on cultivating friendliness to oneself, gentleness, and bravery—allowing us to meet life with warriorship and dignity.

Dale Asrael

Marianne Bots

Susan Chapman

Suzann Duquette

Daniel Hessey

Fleet Maull

Loden Nyima

John Rockwell

Judith Simmer-Brown

Eric Spiegel

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meditation the way of the buddha

Meditation: The Way of the Buddha

Discover the power of meditation, find more meaning in your life, and be kinder to yourself and others. Learn or refresh your connection to the practice of meditation as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Pema Chödrön

Diana Mukpo

Dale Asrael

Sarah Coleman

June Crow

Ashley Dinges

Lodrö Dorje

Gaylon Ferguson

Arawana Hayashi

Marty Janowitz

Derek Kolleeny

Chuck Lief

Larry Mermelstein

Tillie Perks

Lila Rich

Alan Schwartz

Judith Simmer-Brown

Regina Smith

Anne Waldman

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