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Gaylon Ferguson



Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, is an American educator on mindfulness, Tibetan Buddhism, and cultural anthropology and longstanding teacher at the Shambhala International Buddhist community. He studied meditation and Buddhist philosophy with Tibetan master Chögyam Trungpa.

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Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With

There are two essential elements to the spiritual path says this popular teacher from the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa: understanding that you’re already enlightened, already perfect in wisdom right here and now, and accessing that natural wakefulness through spiritual practice.

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Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as a Direct Path of Awakening

Fear is something that's such a part of our lives that it doesn't seem it would be possible to live without it. This book disputes that claim in a powerful way.

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Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom

Leading African American Buddhist teachers offer lessons on racism, resilience, spiritual freedom, and the possibility of a truly representative American Buddhism. With contributions by Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Cheryl A.

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Joining a Larger Community of Compassion

This sneak peak with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson is from the Science of Meditation online summit. You can sign up for the whole 5 day summit which runs Oct. 19-23, free right here: https://online.shambhalamountain.org

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Happy Together

When we stop focusing on ourselves, we begin to see that our happiness is dependent on the happiness of all beings. Gaylon Ferguson examines the political, social, and environmental implications.

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Acharya Ferguson—Wisdom of the Heart

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How Your Mind Works

What is this thing we call “self”? We assemble it ourselves, according to Buddhist psychology. Gaylon Ferguson breaks down the five-step process of ego development.

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Why are we afraid to be kind? with Gaylon Ferguson and Judtith Simmer-Brown

A conversation between Naropa University Distinguished Professor of Contemplative & Religious Studies Judith Simmer-Brown, PhD, and Associate Professor of Religious Studies Gaylon Ferguson, PhD.

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59 Ways to Turn Your Mind Around

The way to bodhicitta, the mind of compassion, is marked by the fifty-nine lojong slogans. Gaylon Ferguson points us in the right direction.

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Judith Simmer-Brown & Gaylon Ferguson: The New Science of Compassion

Serving as a hub for the study and development of contemplative education, Naropa University’s Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education is an international resource for educators at Naropa and beyond to expand their knowledge and experience of contemplative education.

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