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Sharpening the Mind

Sharpening the Mind

By Daniel Scharpenburg

Talks with Daniel Scharpenburg (Gegan Kelsang Dakpa). Daniel is a class facilitator at the Rime Buddhist Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He was given the title "Gegan" in the Rime tradition and is a former zen monk. A heart-centered meditation podcast.

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Sharpening the MindMay 07, 2020

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Short Talk on Meditation

Short Talk on Meditation

Short talk on meditation
Nov 14, 202308:23
A Limitless Heart

A Limitless Heart

The Metta Sutta
Oct 17, 202310:26
Love and Connecting with Others

Love and Connecting with Others

Love and Compassion benefit ourselves and others.
Oct 17, 202323:58
Doubt and Free Inquiry

Doubt and Free Inquiry

The Buddha’s teaching to the Kalamas
Oct 15, 202312:49
Questions of the Naga King Sagara

Questions of the Naga King Sagara

An exploration of a Mahayana sutra
Sep 13, 202313:42
Reflections and Guidance on the Immeasurables

Reflections and Guidance on the Immeasurables

Love, compassion, rejoicing, and equanimity. This is an extended reading from “The Power of the Mind” by Khentrul Lodro Thaye
Sep 05, 202314:07
Why Train Your Mind?

Why Train Your Mind?

This is a talk on training our minds. I read some quotes from "The Power of Mind" by Khentrul Lodro Thaye.
Aug 22, 202332:44
Four Thoughts That Change Your Mind

Four Thoughts That Change Your Mind

This is a Mind Training Teaching.
Aug 08, 202320:05
The Four Applications

The Four Applications

Gathering Accumulations, Purifying Obscurations, and Offering Tormas
Aug 01, 202318:41
The Buddha and the Flower

The Buddha and the Flower

A story
Jul 25, 202308:58
Bodhichitta: No One Gets Left Out

Bodhichitta: No One Gets Left Out

No one gets left out of your heart.
Jul 01, 202317:56
Wisdom on the back of a t shirt.

Wisdom on the back of a t shirt.

Rare freedoms and advantages.
Jun 01, 202311:49
The Awakened Heart

The Awakened Heart

Bodhichitta
May 15, 202301:50:21
Awakening

Awakening

The foundation of Buddhism. Can we let go of Anguish?
May 01, 202315:60
The Thousands

The Thousands

From the Dhammapada
Apr 24, 202338:51
Flowers and The Mind

Flowers and The Mind

This is a teaching from the Dhammapada
Apr 17, 202346:30
Introducing the Dhammapada

Introducing the Dhammapada

This is an exploration of the introduction and the first two chapters of Gil Fronsdal’s translation of the Dhammapada, the sayings of the Buddha.
Apr 10, 202343:38
Actions to Avoid part 2

Actions to Avoid part 2

From the Lojong teachings
Apr 03, 202320:09
Actions to Avoid Part 1

Actions to Avoid Part 1

From the Lojong teachings
Mar 27, 202325:53
Advice for Mind Training part 2

Advice for Mind Training part 2

From the Lojong teachings
Mar 20, 202326:33
Advice For Mind Training part 1

Advice For Mind Training part 1

From the Lojong teachings
Mar 17, 202329:02
Measure of Mind Training

Measure of Mind Training

Four ways to measure growth
Mar 15, 202315:28
The Five Forces part two

The Five Forces part two

How to train while dying
Mar 13, 202312:54
The Five Forces part 1

The Five Forces part 1

The five forces
Mar 10, 202314:17
Using Creative Methods for Transformation

Using Creative Methods for Transformation

The four applications and bringing teachings into daily life.
Mar 08, 202328:57
Using Ultimate Reality for Transformation

Using Ultimate Reality for Transformation

What are the 4 kayas.
Mar 06, 202312:26
Using Reality for Transformation

Using Reality for Transformation

Drives blames into one, reflecting on great kindness, and three kinds of patience.
Mar 03, 202330:04
Applying the Trainings

Applying the Trainings

How do we use these insights in day to day life?
Mar 01, 202334:38
Ourselves, Others, and Tonglen

Ourselves, Others, and Tonglen

Can we exchange ourselves with others?
Feb 27, 202320:33
Equalizing: Love, Compassion, Rejoicing, and Equalness

Equalizing: Love, Compassion, Rejoicing, and Equalness

Equalizing ourselves and others
Feb 24, 202332:50
The Awakened Heart

The Awakened Heart

Bodhichitta
Feb 22, 202324:30
Illusions and Remedies

Illusions and Remedies

Wisdom is the nature of your mind.
Feb 16, 202332:51
Houses, Snakes, and Ultimate Reality

Houses, Snakes, and Ultimate Reality

What is the true nature of things? Are all phenomena like a dream?
Feb 09, 202326:40
Suffering

Suffering

The Unsatisfactory Nature of All Things
Feb 02, 202318:35
Karma, Cause, and Result

Karma, Cause, and Result

Actions have consequences.
Jan 26, 202317:45
Impermanence

Impermanence

There’s nothing to hold onto.
Jan 19, 202335:17
This Precious Human Life

This Precious Human Life

Human life is precious and rare. Don’t waste it.
Jan 12, 202322:45
Key Points of Meditation

Key Points of Meditation

This is a talk based on the teachings in “Power of Mind” by Khentrul Lodro Thaye
Jan 10, 202309:01
Four Thoughts That Change Your Mind.

Four Thoughts That Change Your Mind.

This is a mind training teaching.
Jan 05, 202320:50
Why Train Your Mind?

Why Train Your Mind?

This is a talk on training our minds. I read some quotes from “The Power of Mind” by Khentrul Lodro Thaye.
Jan 01, 202333:27
Guided Tonglen Meditation

Guided Tonglen Meditation

Taking and Sending
Dec 30, 202211:01
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

In this talk I explore a fundamental Buddhist teaching called "The Four Foundations of Mindfulness". Can being mindful of our bodies, feelings, thoughts, and the world around us help us to live in a better way? I think so.
Dec 15, 202215:49
How I got involved with Buddhism

How I got involved with Buddhism

Someone asked me
Dec 14, 202211:34
Violence

Violence

This is a talk from the Dhammapada
Dec 09, 202213:39
The Arahant

The Arahant

This is a teaching from the Dhammapada.
Dec 07, 202215:20
The Sage

The Sage

A talk from the Dhammapada.
Dec 05, 202225:20
The Fool

The Fool

This is a teaching from the Dhammapada.
Dec 02, 202214:53
Flowers

Flowers

This is a teaching from the Dhammapada
Nov 28, 202218:09
The Mind

The Mind

This talk is from the Dhammapada.
Nov 25, 202212:03
Vigilance

Vigilance

This is a teaching from the Dhammapada
Nov 21, 202216:50