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Meditation & Mindfulness   |   Emotions   |   Wisdom   |   Karma  |  Science & Faith   |   Monasticism   |   Logic, Debate & Study  |  Ritual Practices, Mantra, Sutras & Animal Liberation  |  Death & Dying


Topic: Meditation & Mindfulness

Featured Video: How does one begin a meditation practice? (7:44)

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How does mindfulness meditation apply to daily life? (with Ven. Amy Miller)
What is analytical meditation?  (with Geshe Ngawang Tenley)
How is analytical meditation helpful to us?  (with Geshe Ngawang Tenley)

Topic: Emotions

Featured Video: How can we stay patient when dealing with difficult people? (1:24)

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Can anger ever be a useful emotion?  (with Geshe Ngawang Tenley)
How can we develop more loving kindness in our lives?  (with Geshe Ngawang Tenley)
How is it possible to have compassion for those who harm us? (with Ven. Robina Courtin)

Topic: Wisdom

Featured Video: Why does cultivating wisdom lead to the end of suffering? (3:46)

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What is needed to progress on the path to enlightenment? (with Geshe Jampa Tharchin)
What is conventional reality? (with Geshe Thubten Sherab)
What is emptiness, and how can we apply that wisdom in our daily lives? (with Geshe Thubten Sherab)
What is continuity of mind? How does it relate to future lives? (with Ven. Robina Courtin)
What are dependent arising and emptiness? (with Ven. Robina Courtin)
If there is no concrete and independent ʺselfʺ, what is the ʺselfʺ? (with Ven. Robina Courtin)


Topic: Karma

Featured Video: How does someone create karma, and how does karma ripen? (2:02)

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We sometimes see powerful and successful people doing many harmful actions towards others. Does that mean that bad actions lead to good results? (with Geshe Thubten Sherab)
What are the four different ways in which karma can ripen? (with Ven. Robina Courtin)
What is the Buddhist view of karma? ( with Ven. Amy Miller)

Topic: Science & Faith

Featured Video: How is the mind different from the brain from the Buddhist perspective? (4:30)

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Does faith have any role in Buddhism?  (with Geshe Jampa Tharchin)

Topic: Monasticism

Featured Video: Why did you become a Buddhist nun? (4:45)

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Topic: Logic, Debate & Study

Featured Video: Why is there an emphasis on study in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition? (3:59)

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Topic: Ritual Practices, Mantra, Sutras & Animal Liberation

Featured Video: What is the Buddhist practice of animal liberation? (5:21)

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Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha and the Shakyamuni Buddha mantra (with Geshe Thubten Sherab)

Topic: Death & Dying

Featured Video: What happens when we die, from the Buddhist point of view?(2:19)

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Why is it helpful to think about death while we are alive? (with Geshe Thubten Sherab)