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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
An Appropriate Response: Living from an Awake Heart

An Appropriate Response: Living from an Awake Heart

Much of our suffering comes from reacting to stressful situations with fear or aggression, rather than responding with wisdom and care. This talk explores the pathway of shifting from reacting to responding: this includes learning to pause, awakening the wings of...
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 2

Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 2

This two part series explores how we regularly leave our body and skim life’s surface in a mental trance, and the ways we can train our attention to come home again. We look at working with physical and emotional pain, and the gifts of love, wisdom, creativity and...
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 1

Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 1

This two part series explores how we regularly leave our body and skim life’s surface in a mental trance, and the ways we can train our attention to come home again. We look at working with physical and emotional pain, and the gifts of love, wisdom, creativity and...
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

CC ~ 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...
Embodied Awareness – Embracing Unlived Life – Part 2

Embodied Awareness – Embracing Unlived Life – Part 2

Embodied Awareness – Embracing Unlived Life – Part 2 ~ When we disconnect from the aliveness of our body, we are in a trance that prevents us from living and loving fully. These two talks examine our habits of dissociation – including the cutting off...
Embodied Awareness – Embracing Unlived Life – Part 1

Embodied Awareness – Embracing Unlived Life – Part 1

When we disconnect from the aliveness of our body, we are in a trance that prevents us from living and loving fully. These two talks examine our habits of dissociation, and the suffering of “unlived life” that this creates. We then look at how practices of mindfulness...
The Blessings of Embodied Presence (retreat talk)

The Blessings of Embodied Presence (retreat talk)

All that we cherish – love, creativity, wisdom and aliveness – becomes available when we come home to an embodied presence. This talk looks at how the two wings of mindfulness and compassion guide us in the midst of difficulty to our inner sanctuary of...