Meditation: Touching Peace (21:56 min.)

Meditation: Touching Peace (21:56 min.)

Meditation: Touching Peace ~ This guided meditation offers a pathway to quieting our mind and calming anxiety. We begin with long deep breathing, and with the breath, engage the image of a smile and relax through the body. Then we practice resting in relaxed...
A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart

A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart

Gratitude is like breathing in – letting ourselves be touched by the goodness in others and in our world. Generosity is like breathing out – sensing our mutual belonging and offering our care. When we are awake and whole, breathing in and out happens...
Meditation: Calling on Your Awakened Heart (23:33 min.)

Meditation: Calling on Your Awakened Heart (23:33 min.)

In the midst of difficulty we need access to our deepest wisdom and love. This guided meditation calls forth this loving presence by opening to the heart and spirit of whatever being in our life we most experience as calm, wise and compassionate. How do we find that...
The Calling of These Times – Part 2

The Calling of These Times – Part 2

The Dalai Lama invites us to trust in the power of heart and awareness to awake through all circumstances. What does that look like in the midst of our current global crises? These two talks explore what these times are drawing forward in us individually and...
The Calling of These Times – Part 1

The Calling of These Times – Part 1

The Dalai Lama invites us to trust in the power of heart and awareness to awake through all circumstances. What does that look like in the midst of our current global crises? These two talks explore what these times are drawing forward in us individually and...
Meditation: Befriending Our Experience (22:37 min.)

Meditation: Befriending Our Experience (22:37 min.)

Meditation: Befriending Our Experience We begin the meditation with a sense of befriending our experience – with an intention towards gentleness and kindness as the attention goes inward. We scan the body, opening to sounds and the senses, resting in the...
Three Practices for Nurturing Wise Hope

Three Practices for Nurturing Wise Hope

Wise or spiritual hope includes the aspiration to manifest our full potential, individually and collectively, and the trust that this is possible. This talk explores how, especially in stressful times, this hope gets clouded over by fear; and how when it is alive,...
Meditation: At Home in the Moment (20:34 min)

Meditation: At Home in the Moment (20:34 min)

This meditation cultivates a gentle, wakeful presence in the body, with the “smile down” and then guides us to resting in a home base of sensations or the breath. We then open to whatever arises with a clear and inclusive attention, saying “Yes” to the...
Meditation: Letting Life Be (23:14 min.)

Meditation: Letting Life Be (23:14 min.)

This meditation establishes an atmosphere of loving kindness with the “smile”; relaxes and awakens through the body; and guides us into a spacious presence. We then rest in that presence, letting go of any controlling, and simply allow life to be as it is. It’s in...
Beyond the Controlling Self – Part 2

Beyond the Controlling Self – Part 2

It’s natural that we do what we can to ward off danger and further ourselves. While our control strategies – such as aggression, judging, planning, seeking approval, pretending – have a developmental role, they are not a recipe for happiness, intimacy and freedom. An...