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Rethinking Service & The Rachen World Peace Stupa May 11, 2024

I can admit when I was wrong. When it comes to my thinking about the Rachen Stupa Service project, I was so, so mistaken. Let me tell you why…

We’ve just come down from Lama Konchog’s mountain hermitage where he completed over twenty years of solitary retreat. For those...

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Gone Beyond: A Pilgrimage to Japan buddhist pilgrimage carl jung japan Apr 01, 2024

 

"It took six months of navigating the labyrinth to develop the pilgrimage to Japan into a once-in-a-lifetime tour unlike any other. I almost lost my mind! The lessons of pilgrimage are hard won and the results are seldom what we expect." 

Details for GONE BEYOND: A Mystical...

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Trading Security for Freedom buddhism freedom new year rebirth transformation Dec 29, 2023

 

On behalf of Geshe Tenzin Zopa, Emily, the boys, and the whole Gradual Path team we’d like to thank everyone who supported us this year through involvement in courses, pilgrimage, one-on-one sessions, patronage gifts, and subscribing to our platform.

We are growing our mandala...

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Working with Tragedy: Where Science & Buddhism Converge aquarian age buddhism co-regulation conflict resolution isreal nervous system palestine peace polyvagal theory science tradgedy trauma war Dec 07, 2023

By Dr. Miles Neale

 

It's less about taking sides and more about coming together in the middle ground to oppose our common foes, extremism, and violence, wherever they appear.

 

We are at a critical turning point in the long odyssey of the 25,000-year comic cycle known to the...

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Broken Beyond Repair or Already Free? bali borobudur emptiness geshe tenzin zopa hope java pilgrimage stupa Nov 02, 2023

Humanity is on the brink of a third world war, and the Arab-Israeli conflict is but one of many complex global challenges we all face. Given the horrific devastation and loss of life, I ask myself the obvious question: are we broken beyond repair?

It’s an existential question that emerged...

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The Stupa, Symbol of Unity Oct 04, 2023

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER  |  Dr. Miles Neale
THE STUPA, SYMBOL OF UNITY

Dear Friends,

I wanted to include you in the weave of our thoughts and prayers as we conclude our epic three-week pilgrimage to Java and Bali. One symbol has emerged to tie the threads together of my new...

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Journey into the Mandala Sep 03, 2023

 

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER  |  Dr. Miles Neale
JOURNEY INTO THE MANDALA

 

Dear Friends, 

In less than a month a group of thirty pilgrims will venture to the largest mandala on the planet led by Geshe Tenzin Zopa and myself. What is the backstory behind this pilgrimage? What...

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Why I left the US and my Rebirth on Bali bali rebirth return with elixir tjok gde kerthyasa Jul 03, 2023

My family and I are enroute back to the United States for the summer break. It’s been a year since we relocated to Bali, and I’m in a reflective mood. I’m often asked why I left in the first place and what life on the sacred island has been like?

 

One reason I left the US...

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Return with Elixir: Journey of Conscious Death and Rebirth alchemy archetypes carl jung joseph campbell monomyth return with elixir Jun 09, 2022

My next book Return with Elixir has found a home and will be published by Inner Traditions late 2023.

Return with Elixir is a guide to conscious death and rebirth drawing of the mythopoetics of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung’s depth psychology, and the alchemical visualizations of Tibetan...

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Spring Service Project Update: Anticipating Spring Construction in the Tsum Valley rachen nunnery service project tsum valley Mar 29, 2022

As we welcome spring after a difficult winter, we turn our sights to the Tsum Valley once again ... bringing a little renewed optimism to our world.

The daytime highs near the Rachen Nunnery are forecasted to be 53 degrees fahrenheit (12 degrees celsius) by the end of March ... as they too look...

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The Sacred Speaks Podcast #77 | Gradual Awakening, Jung & Psychedelics buddhist psychology four noble truths holy grail john price jungian self materialism nihilsm no self sacred speaks podcast three jewels tibetan buddhist history Mar 12, 2022

 In this episode of the Sacred Speaks podcast, Miles Neale talks to host John Price about  his early training, teachers, and practice tracing the path of his development as a psychotherapist and teacher of Buddhism.

They discuss the Four Noble Truths, the...

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Lam Rim on the Road: Severed butterflies death freedom koh pha ngan life of milarepa rebirth relationships shadow Feb 17, 2022

Part One in a Mini-Series on Death & Rebirth

As I reflect on a term I heard in a documentary yesterday, “reemergence,” a small, delicate object lands on the table. It looks like a leaf or flower. Wind from the fan blows it onto the ground. Something pulls me to look at it again. I...

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