Frank Berliner

Frank W. Berliner grew up in New York and was educated at Yale, where he received his BA, and Naropa University, where he earned an MA in Transpersonal Counseling. He has studied, practiced and taught meditation for 40 years as a close student of the founder of Naropa, the Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chogyam Trungpa.

Over a 12 year period from 1980-1992, Mr. Berliner served as National Administrative Director of Shambhala Training, and the Executive Director and Resident Teacher of the Berkeley Shambhala Center.

He is now an Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University, where he has taught Buddhist and Western Existential Psychology, and the practice of meditation, to BA and MA students since 1995. Mr. Berliner pioneered the teaching of meditation online at Naropa, beginning in 1999. Between 2001 and 2007 he was the buddhadharma columnist for elephant journal.

In 2012 he published “Falling in Love with a Buddha”, a memoir of his experiences as a ‘warrior apprentice’ to Chogyam Trungpa. He is currently finishing “The Living Buddha Within You”, based on his integration of the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings of Chogyam Trungpa, which will be published in September of 2014.

Frank is also a psychotherapist and life coach in private practice in Boulder, Colorado.

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January 26, 2015

The Precious Discovery that Changed my Life. ~ Frank Berliner

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January 19, 2015

An Essential Aspect of the Buddha’s Teachings. ~ Frank Berliner

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January 12, 2015

The Buddha taught that there can be no Lasting Happiness until this Belief is Given U…

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January 5, 2015

How Ego-Fixation Creates the World we Experience. ~ Frank Berliner

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December 29, 2014

Cultivating the Fearless Experience of Nowness. ~ Frank Berliner

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December 22, 2014

The Basis of Enlightenment. ~ Frank Berliner

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December 15, 2014

The Buddha’s first Teaching after his Awakening. ~ Frank Berliner

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December 8, 2014

The Buddha’s Last Words. ~ Frank Berliner

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December 1, 2014

The Only Difference between an Ordinary Person & a Buddha. ~ Frank Berliner

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November 24, 2014

The Practice that led to the Buddha’s Attainment of Enlightenment. ~ Frank Berliner

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November 17, 2014

Eight Antidotes to Overcome Obstacles of Daily Meditation. ~ Frank Berliner

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November 9, 2014

Six Obstacles that keep us from Being Present. ~ Frank Berliner

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November 3, 2014

“Mindfulness training is nothing more, & nothing less, than learning how t…

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October 27, 2014

“The most serious obstacle to your ability to progress in meditation practice.&…

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October 20, 2014

Dismantling the Ego one Thought at a Time. ~ Frank Berliner

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