In her first Tuesday night talk after the 2016 election, Lama Willa Miller discusses what we can learn from the way Bodhisattvas such as Chenrezig meet life’s challenges. What can we learn from falling apart?
In this Dharma talk, Lopon Liz Monson explores the sixth of the seven Aryan qualities, the qualities of the Noble Person, the quality of enthusiasm. Enthusiasm in the Buddhist tradition points to a transformation in how we approach the mundane activities of our daily lives. We all want to feel happy and enthusiastic about what Read more about Enthusiasm[…]
In this meditation session, Lopon Liz Monson leads us though an Earth Body Shamatha meditation followed by chanting the mantra of Tara. Download for later: Click here Also, check out the upcoming retreat Embodied Awakening on April 25-29 at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge. This was originally recorded in December 2016
In May 2016, Lama Willa Miller gave a talk on “Awakening through the Body” at Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. Although the body is often neglected in the life of many spiritual practitioners, it can be a door for us into compassion. The body can teach compassion. Listen at cimc.dharmaseed.org Also, check out the upcoming retreat Read more about Awakening through the Body talk at CIMC[…]
In September 2016, Lama Willa Miller gave a talk on Natural awareness at Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. Natural awareness is not something that we create or fabricate, and it is not something outside of our everyday experience. Natural awareness is present right within the everyday, every moment. It is our birthright. Listen at cimc.dharmaseed.org
The highest expression of enlightenment is not an intellectual exercise. It is the realization of a non-dual, non-conceptual state. With this in mind, Lama Willa Miller guides us through a meditation and then gives a Dharma talk on the subtle body in Tibetan Buddhism. Listen now: Download for later: Click here This was Read more about Subtle Body Meditation and Teaching[…]
From the Buddhist Geeks website Lama Willa Miller, David Loy, and host Vincent Horn conclude a Geeks of the Round Table discussion on the intersection of Buddhism with ecological activism. They explore the idea that the Buddha was a social and political activist, what it means to acknowledge ecology as an ethical issue, and how these Read more about Buddhist Geeks Episode 323: Bodhisattva Activist[…]
From the Buddhist Geeks website Lama Willa Miller and David Loy join host Vincent Horn for Geeks of the Round Table to discuss how Buddhist concerns intersect with ecological & activist concerns. The trio talk about the upcoming Eco-Dharma Conference, examine some ways Buddhist philosophy can contribute to the global ecology discussion, and then Read more about Buddhist Geeks Episode 322: Eco-Dharma[…]
Vajrayana Buddhism introduces us to a sacred world through the rich and magical imagery of deities and mandalas. But until we understand the wisdom behind this imagery it will have no personal meaning for us. The Vajrayana challenges us to question: “How do we understand deity beyond conceptual fabrication? What is the nature of deity? Read more about Sacred World with Lama Willa and Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel[…]
Lama Willa, teacher with Natural Dharma Fellowship in Cambridge, MA, shares the companion meditation exercises to her book Everyday Dharma.
Lama Willa Miller, teacher of Natural Dharma Fellowship, shares a series of compassion meditations from the Tibetan tradition, recorded in the summer of 2012.
Lama Willa Miller, teacher with Natural Dharma Fellowship, shares a series of mindfulness meditations, recorded in the summer of 2012.
Our bodies, senses and feelings—often overlooked as obstacles to meditation—can be a profound doorway into a grounded practice and even deepest wisdom. Embodied Meditation: Using our bodies, senses and feelings as the doorway to developing wisdom
Part two in a two part series on the practice of gratitude. Gratitude as a Life Practice – Part 2
Part one in a two part series on the practice of gratitude. Gratitude as a Life Practice – Part 1