Fear and Love

Fear and Love

Only when we face our fears can we discover the freedom to love without holding back. This talk looks at how unprocessed fear contracts our body, heart and mind, and on a societal level is the cause of othering and violence. We then explore how arousing mindfulness,...
After the RAIN: The Flowering of Awake Awareness – Part 2

After the RAIN: The Flowering of Awake Awareness – Part 2

The blessing of the spiritual path is a homecoming to our essential nature—wakeful, loving awareness. These two talks explore the grounds of that awakening, which is a shift of identity from that of a separate self to realizing the formless luminous presence that,...
After the RAIN: The Flowering of Awake Awareness – Part I

After the RAIN: The Flowering of Awake Awareness – Part I

The blessing of the spiritual path is homecoming to our essential nature—wakeful, loving awareness. These two talks explore the grounds of that awakening, which is a shift of identity from that of a separate self to realizing the formless luminous presence that, like...
Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness (18:22 min.)

Meditation: The Space of Loving Awareness (18:22 min.)

This meditation begins by guiding us through a scan: opening to inner space and aliveness, then to outer space, and then continuous space, filled with the light of awareness. We explore how every experience belongs to this infinite awake space of our Being and can be...
Wise Investigation: Dissolving the Trance

Wise Investigation: Dissolving the Trance

If we are suffering, it is because we are believing something that is not true and caught in emotional reactivity. A key tool in meditation is investigation–actively inquiring into what is happening inside us. When we investigate with sincere interest and care, the...
Meditation: Widening Rings of Being (20:00 min.)

Meditation: Widening Rings of Being (20:00 min.)

If we can recognize thoughts as thoughts, it becomes possible to open from virtual to living reality. This meditation guides us in awakening the senses and discovering the freedom – the awake space of Being that is beyond the confines of thoughts.
Meditation: A Practice of RAIN (20:00 min.)

Meditation: A Practice of RAIN (20:00 min.)

The acronym RAIN – Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture – guides us in bringing mindfulness and compassion to difficult emotions. With practice, we can find our way home to open-hearted presence in the midst of whatever arises. “Don’t turn away.Keep your gaze on the...
Grieving and Timeless Love

Grieving and Timeless Love

How we relate to change and loss is directly connected to how fully we live and love. This talk looks at the classic ways we avoid opening to the realness of loss, and how our sorrows and grief can become a portal to awakening our heart and spirit. Gradually, you will...
Realizing Your Deepest Desires

Realizing Your Deepest Desires

This talk differentiates between egoic intentions (driven by wants and fears), and our true aspiration (deepest desires) to manifest our full potential for awake awareness and love. We explore ways to realize and open to our deepest desires when we are stuck in...
Meditation: Letting Thought Clouds Come and Go (22:00 min.)

Meditation: Letting Thought Clouds Come and Go (22:00 min.)

This meditation guides us through a body scan and into a relaxed, open presence. When we realize we are lost in a thought cloud, our practice is to relax open, listening to and feeling the life of the present moment. We are training to become increasingly aware of the...
Meditation – The Heart-Wisdom of Your Future Self (18:55 min.)

Meditation – The Heart-Wisdom of Your Future Self (18:55 min.)

In this meditation, we relax and open our body and mind, and then explore an encounter with our Future Self – the expression of our most evolved and awakened heart. When I was the stream, when I was theforest, when I was still the field,when I was every hoof,...
Facing Fear in a Traumatized World

Facing Fear in a Traumatized World

Unprocessed fear cuts us off from our full aliveness and spirit, and it separates us from others. This talk looks at how we bring healing to the trauma and deep fears that cause us to dissociate from our body. We focus on ways we increase safety, diminish shame and...
Anger: Responding, Not Reacting

Anger: Responding, Not Reacting

Anger is natural, intelligent and necessary for surviving and flourishing. Yet when we are hooked by anger, it causes great personal and collective suffering. This talk explores how to transform patterns of reactivity by bringing a mindful and compassionate attention...