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Effortless Meditation with Guest Instructor Igor Berkhin

The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast

Release Date: 10/14/2022

Easy Does It Dharma; Practices of a Bodhisattva #37 ccl. show art Easy Does It Dharma; Practices of a Bodhisattva #37 ccl.

The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast

If you've ever been to a 12-step meeting, you've probably seen the famous sign, "Easy Does It". Some who've clawed our way out of hell to scratch a morsel of serenity have done so out of sheer force, which can beg the question of how to go easy, when everything has always been hard? Others w/ACEs in recovery may react w/passivity, thus reinforcing a negative action toward ourselves not by what we do, but what we don't do to protect ourselves. Concluding Practices of a Bodhisattva w/#37 The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast: Episode 80 This is the path of bodhisattvas, yogis and Buddhists in recovery....

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Shamanic Meditation From Peru w/Charo; Practices of a Bodhisattva #36 show art Shamanic Meditation From Peru w/Charo; Practices of a Bodhisattva #36

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Direct from Peru, Charo Verastegui (María del Rosario Verástegui Schmitt), a fellow practitioner of the Chod, as well as indigenous spiritual practices. See past and future books and episodes for more on Chod as the best tool available to cut the root of attachment, which is the root of addiction. Continuing with Practices of a Bodhisattva, #36. This is the path of bodhisattvas, yogis and Buddhists in recovery. "You can judge me, but please take what's in my hand." All are welcome. Send questions to Want to opine? Leave a message on The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast hotline. Opine on the...

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Is Suffering Really Optional?; Practices of a Bodhisattva #35 show art Is Suffering Really Optional?; Practices of a Bodhisattva #35

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Addicts are seekers. What do we seek? Transcendence. The mystical. The sacred. Why do we seek the type of experiences that are outside what we call ordinary consciousness? Rather than look for answers out of pure scientific curiosity, we're more likely seeking a way out of suffering, albeit in addictive ways. Yet, when we turn to twelve step programs for refuge, we're often told that suffering is optional. It's a popular meme, but is there any truth to it? Join me this week as we meditate, analyze and discuss this notion from the perspective of Buddhists in recovery, or whatever kind of seeker...

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What We Resist Persists, But Resistance is Futile; Practices of a Bodhisattva #34 show art What We Resist Persists, But Resistance is Futile; Practices of a Bodhisattva #34

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As addicts in any form of Buddhist Recovery, Dharma Recovery, Refuge Recovery, we try to focus on mindful, compassionate presence in the four moments that Buddha described. Yet, when we have ACEs and are in working with Trauma and Recovery, our resistance seems to persists despite our best efforts. Or is it because of them? Learn how to apply the Backwards Law, and the Law of Inverse Proportion to release our deepest attachments -even our addiction to suffering. Note: this show has been reuploaded due to a file error, but only a few hours after it was published.  The 12-Step Buddhist...

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Release Your Anger; Practices of a Bodhisattva #33 show art Release Your Anger; Practices of a Bodhisattva #33

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We can pretend that we're not angry, but it will make us feel less in control. How does anger affect us in our recovery? We're told in 12-Step meetings that anger is a dubious luxury for "normal" people. Yet it continues to arise and cause problems no matter how long we're sober. How can we deal with the root our anger as Buddhists in recovery to find compassion, peace and ease? The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast Episode 076 Readings from , New York Times, December 17th 2022 Continuing w the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, #33 This is the path of bodhisattvas, yogis and Buddhists in recovery....

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How to Give the Gift of Presence; Practices of a Bodhisattva #32 show art How to Give the Gift of Presence; Practices of a Bodhisattva #32

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What is the best thing that we can gift each other? Our mindful, compassionate presence. We discuss the mahayana *(greater) path of dharma, as it applies to recovery from addictions, at any stage. To overcome the root of our addiction, we utilize brain science, trauma psychology and Buddhist practice. In this episode, we will learn and do a practice that considers how to offer something extraordinary. This is the path of bodhisattvas, yogis and Buddhists in recovery. "You can judge me, but please take what's in my hand." The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast - Episode 075 Continuing w the 37 Practices...

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Being Present w/Loss and Grief; Practices of a Bodhisattva #31 show art Being Present w/Loss and Grief; Practices of a Bodhisattva #31

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Being present with loss and grief. while loss is universal, the experience of grief is individual. it cannot be compared to previous experiences, or those of other people. once we own our own process, grief and loss become part of the path. easier said than done, but this is the path of bodhisattvas, yogis and Buddhists in recovery. Continuing w the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, #31. The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast - Episode 074 Deal with loss, grief, trauma and recovery in the new guide to recovery: Available in Kindle, Trade Paperback, Hardcover. The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast Theme by Also...

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***25 YEARS SOBER***, When the Present is the Past; Practices of a Bodhisattva #30 show art ***25 YEARS SOBER***, When the Present is the Past; Practices of a Bodhisattva #30

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celebrating 25 years of sobriety 12-4-97 how the past influences our perception and therefore experience of this infamous now. the holy now. the nowness of now. but is what we think is the now really the present moment, or a pervasive, consistent layer of trauma from the past? Continuing w the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, #30 The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast - Episode 073 Readings from . Richard schwartz, Ph.d Want to opine? Leave a message on The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast hotline. Opine on the hotline. (505) 219-1509‬ Available in Kindle, Trade Paperback, Hardcover. The 12-Step Buddhist...

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Insight into What?, Practices of a Bodhisattva #29 show art Insight into What?, Practices of a Bodhisattva #29

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So called insight meditation practices are perhaps the most widely diffused in the west, in terms of what people think of as buddhism. today we'll expand our view and understand something of value when it comes to the nature and meaning of the next level of dharma teaching as it pertains to concentration, insight into our recovery and ourselves as compassion seeking addicts in recovery.  The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast - Episode 072 Continuing w the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, #29. Readings from . Want to opine? Leave a message on The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast hotline. Opine on the...

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Emotional Surrender: How to Be Non-Toxic; Practices of a Bodhisattva #28 show art Emotional Surrender: How to Be Non-Toxic; Practices of a Bodhisattva #28

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Emotional Surrender: How to Be Non-Toxic. Addicts are very sensitive, empathic, highly emotional creatures. The inability to be comfortable in our own skin creates suffering that contributes to our addiction and other dysfunction. How does Dharma deal with toxic emotions and people? Continuing w the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, #28. Readings from . The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast - Episode 071 Want to opine? Leave a message on The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast hotline. Opine on the hotline. (505) 219-1509‬ Available in Kindle, Trade Paperback, Hardcover. The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast Theme by ...

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Join me for a special guest meditation. On this episode, we practice together with an excellent instructor in the Dzogchen space. 

The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast - Episode 066

Igor Berkhin is a long-term meditation practitioner, a Buddhist translator, and a teacher authorized by a prominent Dzogchen master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. One of his projects is about how to apply contemplative practices for recognizing and neutralizing psychological manipulations

For courses, retreats and questions, see Igor's site:

https://contemplative.club/

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