How can we use our familial relationships to get free?

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There are two kinds of relationships that we enter into. I tend to call them, “Given” and “Acquired.” Given relationships are your parents, your children, you can’t trade them in. They’re given. Friends, on the other hand, are acquired. You can drop them. Marriages are an ambiguous place; you can look at it either way…. Read more »

Ram Dass – Here and Now – Ep. 126 – The Miracle of Maharajji and Larry Brilliant

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Ram Dass is joined by Larry Brilliant for a conversation about the miracle that was Maharajji and how we can bring the love and compassion that he radiated into the world. Show Notes The Miracle of Maharajji (Opening) – Larry shares his miraculous experiences with Maharajji and talks about the greater miracle that is Maharajji’s… Read more »

Why is there a culture of isolation within the Western family model?

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Over the span of a lifetime, parents and children develop conceptual models about each other’s identity, and those models don’t allow the full flow between them as human beings. What is required is not that we dismantle these models piece by piece, examining them and judging them and saying, “Look at this thing you have… Read more »

Ram Dass – Here and Now – Ep. 125 – Embracing the Mystery

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In this 1993 talk from the Omega Institute, Ram Dass explores methods of embracing the mystery of life through selflessness and service. Show Notes Beyond the Safe Space (Opening) – Ram Dass addresses the culture of victimization that has grown in the West. He relates teachings from the Buddha and Anandamayi Ma around perspective and… Read more »

Discovery at the Edge of Empathy by Roshi Joan Halifax

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This excerpt is from Roshi Joan’s next book: Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet, to be published May, 2018. Pre-Order your copy here. Be sure to listen to a recent Mindrolling podcast featuring Roshi Joan talking about her new book here. At a Mind and Life Institute conference on neuroscience… Read more »