#42 The Great Liberation Through Hearing - Science and Nonduality (SAND)

#42 The Great Liberation Through Hearing

“The past is history. The future is mystery. The present moment is a
— Lama Lhanang Rinpoche

Today’s guest are the authors of a new book out on Sounds True, The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Beginners: A Guide to Living and Dying. In this episode we go into Tibetan Book of the Dead’s cultural significance in the West, the West’s death phobic culture, the connections to Dream Yoga, what is meant by the Bardo, the history of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, karma and rebirth, and how their new book can support the living and the dead on our lives.

Venerable Lama Lhanang Rinpoche is a teacher of Vajrayana Buddhism of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Born in Tibet, he currently directs the Jigme Lingpa Center in San Diego and teaches throughout the United States and internationally.

Mordy Levine is president of the Jigme Lingpa Center and creator of the Meditation Pro Series that has taught meditation to more than 250,000 people.


00:00 – Introduction
03:10 – Genesis of the Book
06:12 – TBD in the West
13:24 – Tibetean Dream Yoga
22:50 – Death Phobic Culture
36:26 – Present Moment Gift
39:18 – Role of Hearing and Listening
50:58 – Karma and Rebirth

Rabbi Cat’s musings on Parsha Tazria

Article by

As I think about what is happening today in Israel and Palestine, I think about the challenges we all face when we are confronted with stories different from those with which we were raised and that held a lot of meaning for us

Flower Fresh & Mountain Solid

Video with

A breathing exercise and meditation from the revered Zen monk.

#80 Awakening Hope

Podcast with

An exploration of Hope in trying times and RevD's upcoming courses.

Akhilandeshwari: The Power of Brokenness

Article by

We have choices in every moment to renew and recreate ourselves and by extension the world

A Journey with Muslim Mystics

Article by

A Journey with Muslim Mystics

Not All Silence is Sacred

Article by

True sacredness lies in our capacity to listen, empathize, and act with love

Unraveling Feminine Sufi Mysticism in Palestine

Article by

For Palestine's Sufis in occupied Nablus, every week, women gather around Iman Abu Mariam, a female cleric, referred to as a Sheikha in Jabal Jarzeen in the occupied city

Background Listening

Article by

Listening to the substrate of reality as a spiritual practice

Support SAND with a Donation

Science and Nonduality is a nonprofit organization. Your donation goes towards the development of our vision and the growth of our community.
Thank you for your support!