Venerable Sangye Khadro

Albert Gerome Ramos was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He has been incarcerated since 2005 and is currently enrolled in the North Carolina Field Minister Program. Upon graduation he plans to start programs that help incarcerated people with mental health issues, drug dependency, and those who struggle from childhood trauma. He is the author of the children's book Gavin Discovers the Secret to Happiness.

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37 Practices of Bodhisattvas with Venerable Sangye Khadro (2019)

Short talks by Venerable Sangye Khadro on "The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas" by Gyelsay Togmay Zangpo.

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70 Topics with Venerable Sangye Khadro (2022)

70 Topics is an important study of the entire sutra path to enlightenment as presented in Maitreya's "Ornament for Clear Realization," including all the fundamental features of the basis, path and goal in the Mahayana.

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Art of Transforming Suffering Retreat with Venerable Sangye Khadro (2017)

Teachings by Venerable Sangye Khadro on the art of transforming suffering given at Sravasti Abbey in July 2017.

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Know Your Mind with Venerable Sangye Khadro (2021)

An introduction to Buddhist psychology by Venerable Sangye Khadro. The course explores topics such as what the mind is, perception and conception, types of awareness, and the mental factors.

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Meditation 101 by Venerable Sangye Khadro (2021)

Teachings by Venerable Sangye Khadro suitable for people encountering both meditation and Buddhism for the first time.

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Mind and Mental Factors with Venerable Sangye Khadro (2019)

An overview of the Buddhist psychology of mind and mental factors given during a course on Buddhist reasoning and debate in 2019.

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Seven Kinds of Awareness with Venerable Sangye Khadro (2019)

An overview of the seven kinds of awareness according to the Buddhist philosophy of mind taught as part of a course on Buddhist reasoning and debate in 2019.

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Tenets with Venerable Sangye Khadro (2022)

Weekly teachings on the text "Presentation of Tenets" by Jetsun Chokyi Gyaltsen by Venerable Sangye Khadro.

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Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying Retreats

What helps at the time of death

The last three points of the nine-point death meditation and how to prepare for death.

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Meditation

Meditation in the Tibetan tradition

The types and purposes of meditation as taught in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

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Stages of the Path

Mindfulness of mind and phenomena

A discussion about understanding the mind and phenoma with connections to the third and fourth…

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Stages of the Path

Mindfulness of body and feelings

A discussion about understanding the body and the three types of feelings.

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Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying Retreats

Practices for preparing for death

A brief introduction to preparatory practices for death, including 7-point mind training (lojong) and taking…

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Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying Retreats

Spiritually preparing for death

A third guided meditation on death, touching on unhelpful attitudes towards death.

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Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying Retreats

The way we live will affect the way we die

Awareness of impermanence and death helps us to live more meaningfully and die peacefully.

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Working with Emotions

Be your own therapist

How to pay attention to, identify, and unpack the thoughts that inform our emotions in…

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