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The Wisdom Seat

The Wisdom Seat

By The Wisdom Seat

The Wisdom Seat is a group of Buddhist teachers and practitioners residing in the Mid-Atlantic region who host spiritual teachers, sponsor meditation retreats and offer support to those on the Buddhist path.
Visit us at thewisdomseat.org

Drawing on the profound view of the Kagyu-Nyingma and Rimé traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, The Wisdom Seat seeks to bring these spiritual traditions into our modern-day life – cultivating healthy relationships between teachers and students and reliably transmitting the Buddhist teachings to others.
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6: Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche - Training in Tenderness
6: Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche - Training in Tenderness
We were honored to host Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche in May of 2018 for a talk at Swarthmore College and a reception. Rinpoche presented teachings from his new book: Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Radical Openness of Heart That Can Change the World. Visit this post for more information and photos from this visit. This podcast is entirely supported by donations from our community 
01:05:13
October 10, 2022
5: Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon discuss their book, Radically Happy
5: Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon discuss their book, Radically Happy
We were pleased to host Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon for several days in November, 2018. Visit this post for more information and photos from this visit. Your donation helps directly support The Wisdom Seat Podcast We presented a talk and book signing at the Philadelphia Ethical Society for their book, Radically Happy https://radicallyhappy.org/.  East meets West in this fresh, modern take on a timeless challenge: how to find contentment and meaning in life. In Radically Happy, a meditating Silicon Valley entrepreneur teams up with a young, insightful, and traditionally educated Tibetan Rinpoche. Together they present a path to radical happiness—a sense of well-being that you can access anytime but especially when things are not so great. Using mindfulness techniques and accessible meditations, personal stories and scientific studies, you’ll get to know your own mind and experience how a slight shift  in your perspective can create a radical shift in your life. The Radically Happy program has been carefully developed over several years by Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon. They wrote a book which draws on their own personal experience both as happiness practitioners and teachers, Radically Happy will benefit anyone who is struggling to keep a balance in life between work and family, coping with the fast pace of daily life, managing a career and at the same time aspiring to flourish and grow: intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. The activities of Phakchok Rinpoche: https://www.phakchokrinpoche.org
01:18:55
August 23, 2022
4: Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel: Women, Wisdom and The Buddhist Path: The awakening of feminine energy in modern times
4: Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel: Women, Wisdom and The Buddhist Path: The awakening of feminine energy in modern times
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel Women, Wisdom and The Buddhist Path: The awakening of feminine energy in modern times Feminine wisdom or prajnaparamita in Sanskrit is considered the very foundation of all the teachings and practice lineages of the Buddha. You might say that such feminine wisdom is the very heart of awakening, offering us insight into our mind, reality and our relationship to the world around us. But how can the prajnaparamita teachings help us engage the challenges of the modern world – especially during these times of rapid social change, technological innovation and cultural upheaval? During this teaching, Elizabeth Namgyel will present how the Buddhist path offers the opportunity to examine our lives gently and wisely and release the liberating insight of prajnaparamita. This recording was made online on June 4 2020. More information: https://www.thewisdomseat.org/post/elizabeth-mattis-namgyel Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel's website
02:20:02
August 09, 2022
3: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche: Intelligent Heart - Devotion in the Buddhist Path
3: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche: Intelligent Heart - Devotion in the Buddhist Path
Your donation helps directly support The Wisdom Seat Podcast The Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana path emphasizes devotion where the relationship between the student & the teacher grows throughout the entirety of the path cultivating compassion, wisdom and ultimately enlightenment. Yet, such devotion is well beyond blind faith or celebrity worship where the student and teacher share a deep appreciation of lineage and reality itself.  During this session, Ringu Tulku discusses how to cultivate a discerning attitude to avoid the potential pitfalls of devotion and how mindfulness-awareness meditation plays a central in expressing our intelligent heart. This talk took place on October 5, 2019 at the Whittier Room at Swarthmore Quaker Meeting. Visit this post for more information and photos of this visit. https://bodhicharya.org/ringu-tulku/
01:31:33
December 15, 2021
2: Regret
2: Regret
Michael Carroll & Bill Moriarty discuss regret, and Matt DiRodio adds some music. Your donation helps directly support The Wisdom Seat Podcast Visit us at thewisdomseat.org
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September 23, 2021
1: Why is it so difficult to describe the awakened state
1: Why is it so difficult to describe the awakened state
Our first episode! Bill talks to Michael Carroll about why it is so difficult to describe the awakened state. Matt adds some improvised music. Visit us at thewisdomseat.org Your donation helps directly support The Wisdom Seat Podcast
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June 05, 2021