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The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra

The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra Retreat, by Ani Tenzin Palmo, Vajrapani Institute, Boulder Creek, California, June 8th through 10th, 2018.

Commentary on Advice for Mountain Retreat, by the Eighth Kamtrul Rinpoche

Complete audio recordings:

Friday evening, June 8th, 2018

Saturday, June 9th, 2018, morning session – I

Transcript of an excerpt, A Healthy Sense of Self

Saturday, June 9th, 2018, morning session – II

Saturday, June 9th, 2018, evening session – audio

On the meditation section of the text:

Transcript

Saturday, June 9th, 2018, evening session, questions and answers

Sunday, June 10th, 2018, closing session

 

 

Esoteric Buddhism

Friends, a couple of months ago I came across a wonderful podcast called ‘This Esoteric Life’. In it, Christopher ‘Free’ covers a broad range of subjects from The Western Esoteric Tradition, and he does so in an inspired way. So I sent him a message and suggested we do a program on Buddhism and A Belief in the Miraculous as a starting point, and here it is. The program we did together is titled, ‘Esoteric Buddhism‘.

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Books by Jason Espada








Clicking on any of these will take you to their individual pages, with samples, and ordering information.

More below.

 

Then there is this.

Buddhist Poetry


From four collections, 1985 to 2018.





2009-2015.



2006 to 2007.

And this, 1985 to 2005.

 

If resources are an issue, get in touch with me and I’ll make it not an issue.


Free ebooks, in .pdf format, updated 8/24/2022

A Resource for the Practice of Meditation – Third Edition (2021)

A Key to Buddhist Wisdom Teachings

A Concise Set of Buddhist Healing Prayers and Practices

The Wisdom of Impermanence – Twenty One Essays

Ten Essays on Healing

As Editor:

An Anthology of Buddhist Prayer (2008)

Metta and Readings on the Mahayana

Cultivating the Field of Joy – Buddhist Readings to Uplift the Heart

The Stages of the Path Teachings – A Selection of Texts

The Beautiful Path – Readings on Ethics, to Soothe and Brighten the Mind

Essays on Purification, by Various Authors

Vajrasattva Commentaries, by Various Authors

Mahayana Prayers and Poetry.pdf; Audio (2012)

Teachings on Bodhicitta, in two volumes: One, and Two

Great Perfection Teachings

Teachings on Mahamudra

Paritta Recitation – Protective Readings from the Pali Canon, Audio, (2022)

with an introduction, The Blessings of Paritta.pdf; Audio (2021)

Reflections on Impermanence and Transcendent Renunciation

Aiming for Freedom – Readings on Transcendent Renunciation

Teachings on Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh

On The Avatamsaka Sutra

On the Vajrayana

A Collection of Prayers to Tara  (updated 2/14/2021)

Chenrezig Sadhanas and Commentaries – in four volumes: One, Two, Three, and Four

A Collection of Buddhist Methods for Healing (279 pgs., 2020)

Dedication Prayers

Dedication Prayers from Various Teachers

Dedication Prayers – 6/16/2021

Prayers for the time of transition – 4/26/2020

Teachings on Humility from the Buddhist and Christian Traditions

The Discourses of the Buddha – from the Pali Canon

Audio – on youtube; and, on Bandcamp

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contributions in any amount are appreciated.

 

Essays on the Frank Espada Archive

To view my father’s photography, please visit thefrankespadagalleries.com

The notes and essays in this collection were written over the last couple of years, as I’ve prepared for events, and communicated with scholars, curators, and representatives from universities. In a few cases, I’ve included something just because it has a family story or two in it.  Perhaps all together these will help someone who is interested to get a fuller idea of who my father was, along with his own writing, and his art, of course.

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Hope and Betrayal in the Age of Obama

When it comes to the legacy of Barack Obama, the Left is divided. Some see him as a heroic figure that did his best for the country, despite Republican opposition, while others see him as a traitor to progressive values.  With Trump’s election, it’s essential that we understand what took place during Obama’s presidency because it’s only in knowing our recent history that a unified progressive movement can make it’s way forward.  We owe ourselves and the coming generation of activists at least this much.

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Confronting Revisionist History – On The Vietnam Veteran Experience

Last year I wrote an article, The New Extreme of the American Left, that describes the way many people who identify themselves as progressives today view the modern soldier. I began my article with what I thought was a given: In the late 1960’s and early 70’s, as American soldiers returned from Vietnam, they were met with scorn, spat on in airports, and called “baby killers”. To my surprise, I learned that there is another narrative, being held up by the left in particular (commondreams, truthout, alternet, seattletimesthat says vets were never spit upon.  I found this hard to believe, and so I did a bit of research.

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