A 30-Day Heart-Centered Mindful Journey with the Spiritual Masters of Today
Beginning on June 5th
Would you like to refresh your perspective on your life's path?
In this course, you will be led by 12 insightful teachers coming together for the first time as they present practices and new views that will help you find your life in balance. This course distills over 200 years of wisdom through lineage based practices into one easy-to-navigate 30 day online course.
This curated collection of teachings from Ram Dass, Sharon Salzberg, Jack Kornfield, Krishna Das, Joseph Goldstein, Lama Surya Das, Roshi Joan Halifax, Thupten Jinpa, Lama Tsultrim and many more has the potency to empower you on your own path. This potency will shine a light on how you can work with life’s trials and truly live a Life In Balance.
Within each of the 30 lessons in this course, you'll gain access to the most dynamic and powerful teachings from these diverse and wise teachers, including methods and meditations that will help affect every part of your approach to daily life.
Along the way, this course will teach you how to cultivate conscious ways of being in your world, calm your mind and find your heart center. In this way, you will begin to experience compassion for yourself and for others around you.
The Life in Balance course has been created to be a flexible and informal way to incorporate mindfulness into your life, wherever on the path you happen to be.
During this 30-day course, you will:
Learn how to evolve your meditation practice.
Discover spiritual practices from the Bhakti tradition, the Southern Buddhist tradition and the Tibetan Buddhist tradition - all presented in a down-to-earth, conversational context.
Develop mindfulness practices for peace and equanimity.
Discover how to move through stressful situations with more ease.
Learn how to form better relationships and increase connections with others.
Cultivate inner and outer social activism so you can offer more to yourself and to those around you.
We've brought together 12 of the most influential wisdom teachers for the first time ever in this 30-day course:
Jack Kornfield has trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings with the Dalai Lama and worked with the great teachers of our time.
Krishna Das Words
Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” KD spent the late ’60’s traveling across the country as a student of Ram Dass, and in 1970, he finally made the journey to India, leading him to his beloved guru, Neem Karoli Baba. KD now travels the world sharing his kirtan practice and stories of the Path through retreats and workshops.
Lama Surya Das Words
Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, and a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “The Western Lama." He has spent over forty five years studying Zen, vipassana, yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with the great masters of Asia.
Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.
Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including creativity, meditation, social and emotional learning and the ecological crisis.
Ram Dass words
Ram Dass first went to India in 1967 as Dr. Richard Alpert, a prominent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr. Timothy Leary. He continued his psychedelic research until he traveled to India in 1967 and met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba. Everything changed then – his intense dharmic life started, and he became a pivotal influence on our culture. Ram Dass’ spirit has been a guiding light for generations.
Roshi Joan Halifax
Roshi Joan Halifax is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. From 1972-1975, she worked with psychiatrist Stanislav Grof at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center with dying cancer patients. She has continued to work with dying people and their families, and to teach health care professionals and family caregivers the psycho-social, ethical and spiritual aspects of care of the dying.
Lama Tsultrim Allione
Lama Tsultrim Allione, M.A. is a teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition known for her lucid explanations of Buddhist teachings because of the combination of her intense life-long practice and study, as well as her real-life experiences as a mother and lay practitioner in the West. The teachings of the Buddha become alive and vibrant through her rich explanations and teachings.
Dr. Judith Orloff Words
Dr. Judith Orloff, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, is accomplishing for psychiatry what physicians like Dean Ornish and Mehmet Oz have done for mainstream medicine -- she is proving that the links between physical, emotional, and spiritual health can't be ignored. She has spoken at medical schools, hospitals, the American Psychiatric Association, Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women Summit, and alternative and traditional health forums.
Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. Renowned for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible.
Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.
Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., is a former monk and holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he also worked as a research fellow. Jinpa has been the principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for nearly three decades and has translated and edited numerous books for the Dalai Lama. Jinpa is the Chairman of the Mind and Life Institute, dedicated to promoting dialogue between the sciences and contemplative knowledge.
Joseph Goldstein words
Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and loving kindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization’s guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.
Dale Borglum Words
Dale Borglum is the founder and Executive Director of Living/Dying Project. He is a pioneer in the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of people with life-threatening illness and their families for over 30 years. He has taught and lectured extensively on the topics of spiritual support for those with life-threatening illness, on caregiving as a spiritual practice, and on healing at the edge, the edge of illness, of death, of loss, of crisis.
What You'll Receive when You join this Course...
30 individual online lessons from 12 of today’s most highly regarded mindfulness teachers. Each lesson, which will be emailed to you daily, includes downloadable audio tracks followed by a suggested daily writing prompt to help you to apply the teachings to your daily life.
Downloadable PDF transcripts of each audio teaching so you can revisit this wisdom any time you want.
A downloadable PDF workbook/journal where you can type your responses and keep track of your progress with the course teachings.
Access to an exclusive ‘Life in Balance’ online Facebook community where we will host daily discussions and dive deeper into each daily topic together.
Invitations to weekly live Q&A video sessions with our host, Raghu Markus. and other course teachers.
After the course, you will receive a full download bundle of all the Life in Balance .mp3 audio tracks in case you choose not to download them during the span of the course.
What to Expect in these 30 Days:
Beginning on June 5th, you will receive access to each day's teachings via email for 30 days.
The course is divided up into six chapters. Teachings for each day contain one or more important audio teachings related to the chapter you are in, as well as audio transcripts for those of you who are visual learners and want to re-read the teachings.
Along with the audio teachings, you will also receive daily prompts and journaling activities to help you go deeper into the teachings so you are better able to absorb the wisdom. (A writeable PDF journal/workbook download is provided to you with the course, or you can use your own journal)
At the end of each chapter, there is a guided meditation from one of our teachers that helps you put your knowledge into practice.
Although you cannot skip ahead to future teachings, you can always go back and revisit past teachings using your easy-to-navigate course dashboard. Conversely, if you miss a day you can catch up within the course dashboard as well. At the end of the course you'll have continued access to all 30 days of teachings to go back to at your leisure, as well as receive a link to download of all audio tracks within the course.
Chapter 1 - Why Do We Have a Spiritual Practice? (starts June 5th)
Chapter 2 - How to Make Friends with Suffering (starts June 12th)
Chapter 3 - How to Practice Non-Judgmental Mindfulness (starts June 19th)
What’s the point of having a spiritual practice and how do we start?
In this section, our teachers will explain the importance of developing a spiritual practice so we can gain a new perspective on life.
Resistance to suffering and uncomfortable conditions is a common human experience.
In Chapter 2, we look at suffering as means to deepening our relationship with ourselves. From there we can begin to transmute our suffering into the inspiration that opens our hearts more deeply.
Mindfulness is a common lifestyle topic, but what is it really all about?
In Chapter 3, we look at how observing our habitual patterns can facilitate a personal transformation through practicing Mindfulness.
Chapter 4 - Discovering Your True Nature through Surrendering to the Moment (starts June 23rd)
Chapter 5 - The Most Integral Component of Compassion (starts June 27th)
Chapter 6 - How to Use this Information in Your Daily Life (starts July 1st)
Now that we have acknowledged the various components of our human experience, what do we do about it?
In Chapter 4, we begin by looking at Surrender and how we can embrace it within ourselves as the missing piece to unity and love. As we begin to establish love, faith, and trust, we can then integrate our full emotional and mental spectrum.
Courage means cultivating a heartfelt relationship with life.
In Chapter 5, we look at Courage and how it is an integral component in expressing compassion to others. When we can create a dynamic of inner abundance in our lives, it can become a superpower. From there we can live with enough love for ourselves and others, and not feel depleted.
This is where the rubber meets the road in our spiritual life.
In Chapter 6, we'll take a closer look at the variety of methods one can utilize for a practice. With intention, we plant our karmic seed and we look at how one's spiritual life works in our practical day-to-day lives.
What People Love About Our Courses
"The Life in Balance 30 day course has been such a great tool for reconnecting to myself. Talk about BALANCE! The course is filled with knowledge, not only from the teachers who paved the mountain of realization for us, but the teachers of today who are still helping us reach that peak of who we truly are. You will not thank yourself enough for dedicating a few minutes of your day to The Life in Balance course. With each day being like a little stepping stone, guiding you towards your highest potential and spiritual realization, through the variety of profound teachings found in this course. There is absolutely something for everybody and with each chapter you will find a tool to integrate directly into your sadhana, or spiritual practice."
- Dakota Wint, YouTube poet & author
"It was invaluable and my life has changed for the better in just 4 short weeks."
- Jordan Taylor
"I really appreciated it. Feeling like I was building a practice with others helped my drive to dedicate myself."
- Joshua Trombly
"The course was timely. It taught me another way to be still and find answers, not instant answers, but steady progress that will not diminish over time."
- Tammy Routley
"I really enjoyed it. It started me meditating daily. I have been able to keep the habit most days."
At the Love Serve Remember Foundation, and our subsidiary Be Here Now Network, we are committed to preserving and continuing the teachings of the wisdom keepers of today. Every purchase of this course goes directly towards supporting the foundation and our efforts to continue to promote and preserve these wisdom teachings for future generations. We are a non-profit organization, so we rely solely on donations and support from our community to continue to offer the majority of our teachings completely free.