Category Archives: Contemplative Arts

Choosing a spiritual practice: How do we know what works?

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The following post, “How Do We Know What Works?” by Mitra Karl Brunnholzl, is part of a series by Nalandabodhi Mitras on American Buddhism. When we’re choosing a spiritual practice, a path or even a meditation teacher, what guidance can we rely on — how do we know what works? Even though a friend may be […]

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How Do the Buddhist Teachings Become a Lifestyle?

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How do we know when the Buddhist teachings become part of our lives? What are the signs? In a candid interview, Mitra Dean Tyler Dewar shares some thoughts about the process.

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His Holiness Karmapa in Seattle: A Call to Compassionate Action

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Youth leaders from organizations dedicated to social justice and compassionate action joined His Holiness on stage at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall. On the unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon of May 9, over 1600 people stood in line at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall in anticipation of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s final public teaching on […]

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Tibetans Welcome HH Karmapa in Lynwood, WA

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His Holiness the 17th Karmapa received a warm welcome by Tibetan residents in the Seattle area during his 2015 US tour. Hundreds of Tibetans with their children traveled to Lynwood’s Convention Center for a special audience with His Holiness. May 8, 2015.

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His Holiness Karmapa Arrives in Seattle!

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His Holiness Karmapa Arrives in Seattle! Here’s the video recording of the Periscope livestream of His Holiness’ arrival at the Seattle airport on May 7. Follow @AmericanBuddhism for updates.

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Public Teachings by His Holiness to be Webcast Live from Seattle

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We are delighted to announce that the last public teachings of His Holiness the Karmapa’s two-month trip to the United States will be webcast live from Seattle this Saturday, May 9th. There will be two sessions: from 2 pm to 4 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm, Pacific Coast time. His Holiness will […]

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Youth leaders in dialogue with HH Karmapa at Seattle Center, May 9

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Youth leaders to engage in dialogue with HH Karmapa at Seattle Center, May 9th. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, May 9, 2-4pm: This afternoon session will feature a talk by His Holiness Karmapa: “A Call to Compassionate Action,” and a panel discussion with the Karmapa and Seattle area youth leaders working for social justice. Diane Gregorio, […]

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HH Karmapa on joining the heart and mind in Manhattan

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During his recent visit to New York City, His Holiness Karmapa met with the New York Tibetan community, visited the Rubin Museum of Art, viewed a modern Tibetan art exhibit, and attended a poetry reading at the Lhatse library. On his final evening in Manhattan on April 14th, HH Karmapa gave a teaching on “Joining […]

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With love to the Karmapa, offerings in honor of his return to Seattle

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Have you ever wished for the opportunity to offer a gift, to share a meal, or to arrange a bouquet of flowers for His Holiness Karmapa? What if we could offer that opportunity, would you take it? Wherever you are in the world, we ask for your help to let friends and well-wishers know they […]

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