Aro Buddhism Podcasts
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The Aro gTer is a lineage within the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, which emphasizes the perspective of Atiyoga, or Dzogchen. For more information on the Aro gTer and its lineage holders, Ngak'chang Rinpoche (Ngakpa Chogyam) and Khandro Dechen, go to www.arobuddhism.org
||CleanAro05: Part 2 - Question and Answer Series 3||Part 2, of interview with Nyima o-Zer Khandro and Ngak'chang Rinpoche, recorded in Alameda, California, in March 2011. A discussion of the common questions and challenges, from the view of Vajrayana Buddhism. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||10/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro05: Part 1 - Question and Answer Series 3||Interview with Nyima o-Zer Khandro and Ngak'chang Rinpoche, recorded in Alameda, California, in March 2011. A discussion of the common questions and challenges, from the view of Vajrayana Buddhism. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||10/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro04: Part 2 - Question and Answer Series 2||Interview with Nyima o-Zer Khandro and Ngak'chang Rinpoche, recorded in Alameda, California, in October 2010. An introduction to the subject of Tantra in Tibetan Buddhism, including symbolism, devotion, and the role of the teacher. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||11/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro04: Part 1 - Question and Answer Series 2||Interview with Nyima o-Zer Khandro and Ngak'chang Rinpoche, recorded in Alameda, California, in October 2010. A detailed discussion of Karma from the view of Vajrayana. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||11/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro04: Part 1 - Question and Answer Series 1||( www.arobuddhism.org )||11/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro03: Part 4 - Question and Answer Series 1||In the first question in this podcast Tröma Rig’tsal asks for an explanation of Ngak’chang Rinpoche’s use of the term ‘self-existent morality’ and the role that ethics has in the life of a practitioner. Next, Tröma Rig’tsal asks why Ngak’chang Rinpoche writes that ‘... kindness is our strongest link to the non-dual state’. Karma, what it is and what it isn’t, is the final question that Ngak’chang Rinpoche answers. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||5/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro03: Part 3 - Question and Answer Series 1||This podcast opens with a question concerning Ngak’chang Rinpoche’s use of language within teachings, specifically Rinpoche’s preference to avoid using the term ‘ego’ when referring to the self. Next the discussion moves onto the pitfall of approaching the Buddhist teachings with the hope of attaining a spiritualised version of oneself, and the use of the expression ‘artificial buddhist personality’ by Ngak’chang Rinpoche. Tröma Rig’tsal’s next question refers to the need for a practitioner to accept themselves as they are as the basis for embarking upon a spiritual path. Following that Rinpoche is asked about the issue of unasked for advice being given within sanghas. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||5/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro03: Part 2 - Question and Answer Series 1||Tröma Rig’tsal opens this podcast with a question about truth, method, and the yanas. Ngak’chang Rinpoche answers this and then the topic moves on to a discussion of the relationship between happiness and Buddhist practice, in terms of the practitioner’s motivation. The next question relates to the idea of having a goal in Buddhist practice, and following that, the interview moves onto a clarification of the term ‘non-duality’. Lastly, this podcast discusses what is meant by ‘dualistic perception’, or as it’s also known, unenlightenment. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||5/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro03: Part 1 - Question and Answer Series 1||In the opening podcast of this interview series, Tröma Rig’tsal asks Ngak’chang Rinpoche about the ‘four noble truths’; truth and method; the concept of the yanas (or vehicles), and the relationship between psychotherapy and Buddhism in relation to taking Refuge. ( www.arobuddhism.org)||5/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro02: Part 9 - Khandro-Pawo Nyi-da Melong Gyud||This final podcast opens with Ngak’chang Rinpoche discussing ‘tralam-me’ and ends with an extended question-and-answer session covering many questions concerning romantic relationship. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||4/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro02: Part 8 - Khandro-Pawo Nyi-da Melong Gyud||This podcast opens with Ngak’chang Rinpoche continuing his presentation on the meaning of the title Khandro Pawo Nyi-da Mélong Gyüd. In this vein Rinpoche covers the process of khandro-pawo mirroring; falling in love from both the liberated and the neurotic perspective, and how this relates to each gender; sexuality without romance, and, the practice of threat and challenge. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||4/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro02: Part 7 - Khandro-Pawo Nyi-da Melong Gyud||This podcast opens with a discussion of the quality of compassion as understood within the Buddhist tradition, then, continuing with his presentation of the five elements Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje discusses the elements of air and space. Next, there is a reading from Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen’s commentary to the Khandro Pawo Nyi-da Mélong Gyüd – Entering the Heart of the Sun and Moon. The reading contains a description of the possible elemental interactions between romantic partners in relationship with each other according to both their liberated and distorted tendencies. For the remainder of the podcast Ngak’chang Rinpoche gives an explanation on the meaning of the title Khandro Pawo Nyi-da Mélong Gyüd. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||4/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro02: Part 6 - Khandro-Pawo Nyi-da Melong Gyud||This podcast contains a presentation from Naljorpa Ögyen Dorje on the ‘five elements’: earth; water; fire; air and space, primarily from the perspective of the Inner Tantras. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||4/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro02: Part 4 - Khandro-Pawo Nyi-da Melong Gyud||Ngak’chang Rinpoche moves on from the discussion of emptiness to that of ‘non-duality’. In reference to the Khandro Pawo teachings this includes a discussion of: emptiness and form as wisdom and compassion; method display and wisdom display; the manner in which these displays function in romantic attraction; the consequences of being both gendered, and, at the same time, a dualistic being, and finally, the means by which one’s outer display becomes distorted and what can be done to alleviate that process. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||4/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro02: Part 5 - Khandro-Pawo Nyi-da Melong Gyud||Ngak’chang Rinpoche begins this podcast with a discussion about ‘nyams’ in the manner in which they occur throughout the yanas, and within the experience of falling in love as the nyam of khandro-pawo reflection. Next, the discussion moves on to looking at the process of falling in, and out, of love, and how that relates to spiritual practice. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||4/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro02: Part 3 - Khandro-Pawo Nyi-da Melong Gyud||Ngakma Zér-mè continues her presentation of the ‘the four philosophical extremes’. Ngak’chang Rinpoche then discusses the practice of emptiness in everyday life and our perception of the world. This episode finishes with Ngak’chang Rinpoche discussing the concept of ‘the middle way’ and its relation to the four philosophical extremes. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||4/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro02: Part 2 - Khandro-Pawo Nyi-da Melong Gyud||Continuing to introduce the foundation for the Khandro-Pawo teachings, this episode contains a teaching on the principal of the ‘yanas’, or vehicles. This involves a discussion of the idea of ‘emptiness’ from both a practical and theoretical perspective; the Buddhist idea of ‘no-self’ and identity; attachment; what the ultimate object of renunciation is, and the process of referentiality. Ngakma Zer-me then gives a presentation on the ‘four philosophical extremes’: monism; dualism; nihilism and eternalism. ( www.arobuddhism.org )||4/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro02: Part 1 - Khandro-Pawo Nyi-da Melong Gyud||Introduction to Khandro-Pawo teachings (a vajrayana teaching on male/female relationship). The impossibility of understanding material on non-duality from the point of view of a dualistic intellect; the problem of prioritising ‘concept-consciousness’ over the other sense-fields; the five certainties of Vajrayana teachings and also briefly introduces the notion of the artistic qualities of romantic attraction and falling in love.||4/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro01: Part 3 - Compassion and the Vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism||Motivation and freedom of choice. In Buddhism there is choice and no choice. The story of Rudra (forceful ignorance). There is no complete evil, only confusion. Distortions of enlightenment.||12/12/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro01: Part 1 - Compassion and the Vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism||Buddhism is 'Method', a way of realizing 'Truth'. There is no fixed 'Dharma'. In Tantra, however we 'are' is intimately connected to our enlightened state. Shravakayana, a valuable starting place. Compassion for oneself and ones own situation.||12/12/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAro01: Part 2 - Compassion and the Vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism||Everything within 'Dharma' is an expression of emptiness and form. Buddhism is comprised of methods that unify wisdom and compassion. Emptiness is the space from which compassion can arise. The function of ‘honor’ and ‘process’.||12/12/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
Dzogchen Ati Yoga Teachings of Great Expanse
Exquisette, delightful, insightful, direct, pithy, cultural applicable teachings that point to the innate spacious of the vehicles within Buddhist practice.
Excellent Teacher, Excellent Teachings
Ngak'chang Rinpoche does an excellent job of making the most erudite subject matters easy to understand. His friendly, masterful approach to teaching dharma makes it easy for listeners to connect with the meaning.
Incredible delightful and educational as always
I'd love to see more podcasts from rinpoche. I've heard him in person but this is great. One can move back and forth throughout the teaching and glean just a little more out of every moment of the teaching.