Tonglen Meditation

Tonglen Meditation
Natural Tendencies

 
 
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In this meditation, Rick’s teacher, John P. Milton, a renowned ecologist, spiritual teacher, meditation master, vision quest leader and shaman, guides you through a Tonglen practice to expand your compassion and loving kindness to others by reducing your own painful attachments.

As an ecologist, John P. Milton helped found the environmental movement in the 1960’s and was one of the first staff ecologists at the White House during the Nixon Administration. Through his spiritual pull to learn more and facilitated by his global travel for the Conservation Foundation, now a part of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), John dived into spiritual traditions of Daoism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra, Vedantic Hinduism and Shamanism. His work and practices led him to sacred places across the world, studying extensively with renowned spiritual masters and practitioners, including Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The Power of Kindness

Can you remember the last time someone went out of their way to be kind to you? Learn about the many benefits of kindness for your well-being and it’s power to change the world, one small act at a time.

Bringing Compassion into the Workplace

When we treat ourselves and others compassionately, we tend to come together in a collaborative manner that boosts the group as a whole. With this, deep relationships are formed, trust is established, and a willingness to collaborate on projects and shared visions is cultivated, which has a direct impact on a company’s bottom line.

Cultivating Compassion

Cultivating Compassion

 
 
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In this episode of Natural Tendencies, Rick teaches you how to cultivate compassion for yourself and others in this quick guided meditation.

Like a Bridge over Troubled Water

Like a Bridge over Troubled Water
Natural Tendencies

 
 
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In this heart wrenching (and warming) episode of Natural Tendencies, Rick speaks with artist & musician, Shawn Rinehart, about his most tragic and impactful life event and how he leaned on his own strengths and the love of community to process his loss and grief.  Despite the chaos that his family was thrust into after the event, the darkness was overcome through forgiveness and empathy, and he was able to deal with tragedy and move forward with the realization that we are connected with the earth and those who have passed in phenomenal and life-giving ways.

If you’re interested in donating to The Sophie Fund, a program of The Music for All Foundation in memory of Sophie Rinehart that awards funds to further and promote music education for students in Warrick County and Southern Indiana, please click here.