Meditation: Letting Go (20:53 min.)

Meditation: Letting Go (20:53 min.)

One way of understanding meditation is a letting go of the habitual clenching of thoughts, the clenching that resists emotions and pulls away from aliveness itself. This meditation guides us in letting go, first through the body, and then practicing letting go of...
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2

The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2

Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the truth and fullness of who we are. These two talks explore misunderstandings about surrender (such as the fear that we will become passive or condone...
Meditation: Befriending Your Inner Life (16:07 min.)

Meditation: Befriending Your Inner Life (16:07 min.)

Meditation: Befriending Your Inner Life – This meditation establishes a gentle and caring presence through bringing the image and felt sense of a smile to various domains in the body. We then settle with the breath, and practice relaxing with whatever arises,...
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1

The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1

Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the truth and fullness of who we are. These two talks explore misunderstandings about surrender (such as the fear that we will become passive or condone...
Meditation: Relaxing Back into Open Wakefulness (19:49 min.)

Meditation: Relaxing Back into Open Wakefulness (19:49 min.)

Meditation: Relaxing Back into Open Wakefulness (19:49 min.) – This meditation begins by relaxing through the body, and connecting with inner aliveness and space. We then include sounds and sense the openness to life. At the center of the practice is a relaxing...
The Three Steps of Letting Go

The Three Steps of Letting Go

The Three Steps of Letting Go: A wonderful inquiry is, “What is between me and openhearted presence?” This talk explores the profound healing and transformation that arises when we release the blocks to our natural and loving awareness. Let go of the ways you thought...
Meditation: What is Your Deepest Longing?

Meditation: What is Your Deepest Longing?

Meditation: What is Your Deepest Longing? Download text in PDF – Find a comfortable way of sitting, and allow yourself to relax and be at ease. With a receptive presence, become aware of the state of your heart. Is there a sense of openness or tightness? Of...
Meditation: Realizing Your Aspiration (9:43 min.)

Meditation: Realizing Your Aspiration (9:43 min.)

Meditation: Realizing Your Aspiration (9:43 min.) – Beyond any meditation technique, what energizes and guides our spiritual life is aspiration. This reflection can help deepen your connection with your aspiration and bring it alive in your life. Transcript...
Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence

Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence

Meditation: Refuge of Living Presence (14:55) – Our thoughts keep us removed from this living world. This guided practice invites us to open and relax with the moment to moment experience of our senses. It includes a poem by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, “Wherever you...
Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 2

Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 2

Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 2: In the face of violence, hatred and loss, how do we handle the reactivity we feel? Our own anger, hatred and fear? These two talks offer guidance and practice in letting our own vulnerability be a portal to responding—to...
Meditation: Reconnecting to Silence and Presence (19:12 min.)

Meditation: Reconnecting to Silence and Presence (19:12 min.)

Only in silence and presence do we realign with what matters to our hearts. This simple practice of arriving in an embodied awareness supports us in touching the grounds of true transformation and healing. It closes with a powerful poem by Gunilla Norris, “Sharing...
Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 1

Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 1

Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 1: In the face of violence, hatred and loss, how do we handle the reactivity we feel? Our own anger, hatred and fear? These two talks offer guidance and practice in letting our own vulnerability be a portal to responding...
Nourishing Our Spirit in Times of Collective Fear

Nourishing Our Spirit in Times of Collective Fear

Nourishing Our Spirit in Times of Collective Fear – We are living with the threat of increasing, dramatic suffering around the globe. This talk looks at the direct ways our meditation practices, supported by findings of neuroscience, can help us find resilience...
Meditation: Whole Body Breathing (21:25 min.)

Meditation: Whole Body Breathing (21:25 min.)

This guided meditation includes a body scan and invites the receptivity and letting-go of whole body breathing. Once we have awakened the vitality and presence throughout the body, we have access to the formless dimension, the awareness that is our source.
Meditation: Awake and Alive (18:27 min.)

Meditation: Awake and Alive (18:27 min.)

This guided practice includes a body scan, and an opening to the awareness that includes all of life. From that wakeful openness we offer a relaxed attentiveness to the changing flow, and close with loving kindness to ourselves and our world. …calling on the...