Playing your Part in Family and Religion, Part One

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We’ve ended up, here in the West, with a lot of confusion in ourselves about our relationship to family; and what we have substituted is a certain kind of sentimentality in families by asking, “Do you love me?” “How much do you love me?” So it has nothing to do with, “Do I love you enough… Read more »

Ep. 92 – Creating Our Universe

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Ram Dass brings up a meeting he had with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche during which Rinpoche said to him, “We have to accept responsibility,” to which Ram Dass replied, “God has all the responsibility,” and Rinpoche replied, “Ram Dass, you are copping out.” Ram Dass explores the way in which we experience everything as a free… Read more »

Anam Thubten Rinpoche and ‘No Self, No Problem’

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Anam Thubten Rinpoche grew up in Tibet and at an early age, received traditional Buddhist training from various teachers. In the 1990s, Anam Thubten came to America, and people began requesting Dharma teachings from him. Since then, he has been traveling and teaching extensively in the U.S. and abroad. He is the founder of the… Read more »

St. Teresa of Ávila and The Way of Perfection

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“To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.” – St. Teresa of Ávila Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, original name Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada (1515-1582; canonized in 1622), was a Spanish nun, and one of the great mystics and religious women of the Roman… Read more »

Remembering Stephen Levine, 1937 – 2016

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Ram Dass’s dear friend and collaborator, Stephen Levine, died yesterday (Sunday, January 17th) peacefully in his bed. Ram Dass says, “Stephen and I have been deep heart friends in the same soul pod for many incarnations. Many lives are enriched through his heart, his soul, and his words. As Stephen helped so many others deal… Read more »

Ep. 91 – More Profound Than Miracles

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Ram Dass tells the story of Maharaji arranging the reunion of a barber and his son by appearing in two places at one time and says, “More profound than miracles is the quality of His presence – His unconditional love was so intense that it cut through cynicism, doubt and separation. Imagine a place where… Read more »

A Flicker of Faith

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In India there was a very beautiful saint, Sathya Sai Baba, where you could go twice a day everyday and stand in his courtyard. He was a very high spiritual being. He would come out beautifully, just flowing and he would look at someone and say, “You have very bad dysentery.” Then he put out… Read more »