Meditation: Inhabiting Our Body, Realizing Wholeness (24:14 min.)

Meditation: Inhabiting Our Body, Realizing Wholeness (24:14 min.)

Awakening awareness in the body is the portal to resting in boundless and dynamic presence. This guided practice scans the body from feet up, and helps us inhabit all parts of our body. As we open to the aliveness and space inside the body, we discover a permeability...
Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 2

Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 2

All that we cherish—creativity, love, wisdom, realization—arises from an embodied presence. Yet as we know, the wounds and trauma of our society and individual lives leads toward dissociation. These two talks look at the challenges to awakening through our bodies, and...
Meditation: Embodied Spirit (16:54 min.)

Meditation: Embodied Spirit (16:54 min.)

Experiencing our aliveness through our senses is the gateway to resting in formless loving presence. This meditation guides us to awakening through our body, and recognizing the backdrop of silence, of awake awareness, that is the source of all being.
Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 1

Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 1

All that we cherish—creativity, love, wisdom, realization—arises from an embodied presence. Yet as we know, the wounds and trauma of our society and individual lives leads toward dissociation. These two talks look at the challenges to awakening through our bodies, and...
Meditation: Living Presence – with Body Scan (17 min)

Meditation: Living Presence – with Body Scan (17 min)

A key pathway to full presence is awakening through the body. This meditation guides us through a body scan, relaxing and receiving the play of sensations. We then deepen attention to the breath, and rest with the rhythmic waves of breathing, experiencing the...
Meditation: The Presence Beyond Thoughts (17:33 min.)

Meditation: The Presence Beyond Thoughts (17:33 min.)

We spend many life moments in a trance of thinking. This meditation awakens the senses through a body scan, and attention to sound. We then rest in the presence that can come alive in the gap between thoughts—the presence that is our true home. Ten thousand flowers in...
Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 2

Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 2

All that we cherish—creativity, love, wisdom, realization—arises from an embodied presence. Yet as we know, the wounds and trauma of our society and individual lives leads toward dissociation. These two talks look at the challenges to awakening through our bodies, and...
Meditation: Inhabiting Our Body, Realizing Wholeness (24:14 min.)

Meditation: Inhabiting Our Body, Realizing Wholeness (24:14 min.)

Awakening awareness in the body is the portal to resting in boundless and dynamic presence. This guided practice scans the body from feet up, and helps us inhabit all parts of our body. As we open to the aliveness and space inside the body, we discover a permeability...
Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath (17:47 min.)

Meditation: Coming Home with the Breath (17:47 min.)

This guided practice has a short period of relaxing the body, and establishes the breath as a home base for attention. We practice arriving again and again, deepening the pathway of homecoming. The meditation ends with lovingkindness for ourselves and our world.
Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 2 – (Working with Pain)

Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 2 – (Working with Pain)

Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes will explore the trance that takes us away from our body, the pathways home, ways of working with pain, and the gifts of an embodied presence. See also: Working with Pain...
Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 1

Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 1

Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes will explore the trance that takes us away from our body, the pathways home, ways of working with pain, and the gifts of an embodied presence. “Inside this clay jug there...
Meditation: A Present Heart (22:13 min.)

Meditation: A Present Heart (22:13 min.)

This guided practice emphasizes bringing a gentle and kind attention to our bodies, and then including all experience with a receptive presence. We close by identifying a part of our being that is asking for a healing attention, and offering loving presence to ourself...
Meditation: Body and Spirit (19:21 min.)

Meditation: Body and Spirit (19:21 min.)

As we relax and awaken through our physical body, we discover the formless dimension of awareness or spirit that permeates all of life. This meditation includes a poem from Mary Oliver. Poem (the spirit likes to dress up)The spiritlikes to dress up like this:ten...
Embodied Presence (Part 1) – Planting Our Roots in the Universe

Embodied Presence (Part 1) – Planting Our Roots in the Universe

In describing our human predicament and dis-ease, D.H. Lawrence says we are like a great tree with our roots in the air. We need to replant ourselves—in our bodies, hearts and spirit. These two talks are guides to replanting ourselves. In Part 1, we explore how we are...