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Anne C. Klein, PhD, and Harvey B. Aronson, PhD, are the co-founders of Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism in Houston, Texas. Drawing from more than 80 years of combined experience studying with great lamas, translating written and spoken Tibetan, and practicing and teaching around the world, they offer guided meditations and teachings rooted in Tibetan Buddhist traditions that are accessible to modern Western students of the dharma. Now you can enjoy meditating with them and with the Dawn Mountain community! For more about Dawn Mountain, visit dawnmountain.org.

Anne C. Klein, PhD, and Harvey B. Aronson, PhD, are the co-founders of Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism in Houston, Texas. Drawing from more than 80 years of combined experience studying with great lamas, translating written and spoken Tibetan, and practicing and teaching around the world, they offer guided meditations and teachings rooted in Tibetan Buddhist traditions that are accessible to modern Western students of the dharma. Now you can enjoy meditating with them and with the Dawn Mountain community! For more about Dawn Mountain, visit dawnmountain.org.
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Anne C. Klein, PhD, and Harvey B. Aronson, PhD, are the co-founders of Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism in Houston, Texas. Drawing from more than 80 years of combined experience studying with great lamas, translating written and spoken Tibetan, and practicing and teaching around the world, they offer guided meditations and teachings rooted in Tibetan Buddhist traditions that are accessible to modern Western students of the dharma. Now you can enjoy meditating with them and with the Dawn Mountain community! For more about Dawn Mountain, visit dawnmountain.org.

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Episodes

Process of Change: Cognitive Distortions

10/10/2019
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In this short teaching Harvey Aronson discusses some of the cognitive distortions as covered in David Burn’s “Feeling Good Handbook.”

Duration:00:06:50

Becoming the Process

9/26/2019
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In this lightly guided meditation where we once again rest into breathing to cultivate attention, Harvey Aronson encourages us to “become the process” and deepen into that state as we sit in silence.

Duration:00:06:11

Process of Change: Simple Attention

9/5/2019
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A simple, silent meditation lead by Harvey Aronson to connect with attention and guide us away from reactionary patterns.

Duration:00:09:50

Process of Change: I/Thou

8/22/2019
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In this teaching, Harvey Aronson discusses the difference between the I/thou relationship and the I/it relationship. This is a small snippet of our series, Process of Change, available in full on our learning site: learning.dawnmountain.org

Duration:00:12:54

Process of Change: Outlining the 6 Processes of Change

8/8/2019
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This series highlights clips of our Process of Change series, available soon on our learning website learning.dawnmountain.org. In this short clip, practicing psychotherapist Harvey Aronson outlines the 6 processes of change, and reasons why changing for good can be so challenging.

Duration:00:13:45

Process of Change: Rest in Breathing

7/29/2019
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In this meditation, Harvey guides us to first put attention to our breath, and then focus on resting and being with our breath.

Duration:00:17:58

Yeshe Tsogyal Meditation

6/20/2019
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This guided meditation led by Anne C. Klein, was one of the opening meditations of our 2019 Yeshe Tsogyal retreat. Focused on guiding your awareness through the body, this meditation also gently touches on the presence of the dakini, a taste of the greater visualizations that followed throughout the retreat.

Duration:00:11:27

Evolving and Dissolving Ep. 17: True Mirroring

6/6/2019
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In a follow up to Harvey’s teaching in our last episode, Anne shares the idea of enlightened narcissism, a natural attraction that draws us to things that reflect our own Buddha qualities. In being relaxed, open, and porous to these things, the Bodhicitta qualities that already exist in ourselves will begin to emerge.

Duration:00:20:47

Dissolving and Evolving 16: A Lotus From Mud

5/23/2019
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In this teaching Harvey Aronson uses the season of Christmas to explore the appeal of “miracles” and “wonder” and how our Buddha nature draws us to these things. Reality is infinitely rich, this is a wonderful lesson in how to relish in other’s delight and appreciate the wonder around us.

Duration:00:22:39

Dissolving and Evolving: Asking for Guidance

4/11/2019
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Even simple practices can have great benefits, but in this culture of autonomy many people may believe a practice isn’t for them after they have stumbled attempting to do it alone. With self criticism and self hatred being such common habit patterns, Harvey Aronson addresses the need to reach out to teachers and senior students […]

Duration:00:13:46

Dissolving and Evolving: The Big Picture of Practice

3/28/2019
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In this teaching, Anne C Klein deepens our understanding of why and how we practice by looking at the big picture of practice. We practice to cultivate compassion, and we practice to cultivate wisdom, and like a house with many doors there is more than one way “in.”

Duration:00:19:49

Dissolving and Evolving: Settle into Clarity

3/18/2019
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Episode 12: The stillness of the mind is like a vast quiet ocean, movement is like the waves. Anne C. Klein will guide you to settle into mental clarity in this guided meditation.

Duration:00:11:35

Dissolving and Evolving: Essence of Spaciousness

2/28/2019
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Episode 11: In this meditation, Harvey Aronson guides us through the essence of spaciousness and becoming Guru Rinpoche

Duration:00:15:06

Dissolving and Evolving: Q&A on buddha nature, blessings

9/24/2018
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Episode 10: This Q&A was so good we had to include it in the series. One theme in Anne and Harvey’s answers is the role of blessings in practice.

Duration:00:16:06

Dissolving and Evolving: What does it mean to have buddha nature?

9/7/2018
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Episode 9: In this teaching, Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje addresses two major schools of thought regarding buddha nature. One holds that buddha nature is like a seed that needs to sprout and grow, while the other (which underpins Nyingma tantra and Dzogchen) holds that our buddha nature is fully developed, and we just need to […]

Duration:00:38:12

Dissolving and Evolving: Flow of blessings

9/1/2018
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Episode 8: Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje leads this special meditation in which we imagine Guru Rinpoche or an orb of loving blessings in front of us, suffusing us with positive qualities, and an internal figure suffusing us from within. We can imagine our self/other duality relaxing as we share these blessings with all beings.

Duration:00:20:06

Dissolving and Evolving: Love also dissolves duality

8/21/2018
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Episode 7: Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma teaches about the short practice of calling the lama from our prayer book (click here to download it). She introduces us to the practice by reminding us that love and devotion can also be ways of moving closer to non-duality.

Duration:00:20:10

Dissolving and Evolving: Moving through and beyond duality

7/24/2018
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Episode 6: Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje teaches that we have different registers of knowing, some more dualistic than others. We can’t choose to know the world in a non-dual way, but we can notice times when we experience life more directly (e.g., through the senses) and enjoy the moments in our practice when we’re being […]

Duration:00:31:53

Dissolving and Evolving: How we know what we know

7/11/2018
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Episode 5: In this meditation, Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma guides us through settling the attention on the breath. Then she introduces the distinction between the content of our experience (what we know) and the way we know it (how we know), and we close the meditation reflecting on that.

Duration:00:19:10

Dissolving and Evolving: Guru Rinpoche reflects our own deepest nature

7/5/2018
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Episode 4: Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma teaches that tantric practices (like training to experience ourselves as Guru Rinpoche) may seem complicated, but their goal is to help us recognize our own nature. These practices can help us to dissolve our sense of separation between ourselves and the outside world–and between ourselves and our own buddha […]

Duration:00:39:31