Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness

Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness

Three Blessings in Spiritual Life – Part 1: Forgiveness – This 3-part series explores three capacities we all have, that when cultivated, bring spiritual awakening and serve the healing of our world. Drawing on an ancient teaching story from India, we...
Disarming Our Hearts: Letting Go of Blame (retreat talk)

Disarming Our Hearts: Letting Go of Blame (retreat talk)

Anger, judgment and blame create separation—from our inner life and our world. Only by releasing chronic blame can we free our hearts to truly give and receive love. This talk looks at the difference between healthy anger and the trance of blame, and through a set of...
Instruction and Question-Response during Retreat (9:44 min)

Instruction and Question-Response during Retreat (9:44 min)

Topics include individualizing your meditation practice, working with the “tangles,” forgiveness practice, and using the “N-Nurturing” of RAIN. Given during the 2017 IMCW Spring Retreat. Let us know if you find this kind of short clip...
The RAIN of Forgiveness

The RAIN of Forgiveness

The capacity to release the armoring of hatred and blame is intrinsic to our evolving consciousness.  This talk explores the process of authentic forgiveness, and how we can use the mindfulness-based tool of RAIN to heal and free our hearts. • More Resources on...
Releasing Self-Blame – Pathways to a Forgiving Heart

Releasing Self-Blame – Pathways to a Forgiving Heart

When we are stuck in blaming, disliking or hating ourselves, we are unable to love our world. This talk explores what underlies our addiction to self-blame and the teachings and practices that loosen aversive self-judgment and help us cultivate a forgiving...
Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 – Forgiveness

Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 – Forgiveness

This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we’ll explore one of the three gifts considered...
Forgiving Our Way to Freedom

Forgiving Our Way to Freedom

Living with chronic blame or resentment is a trance that confines us to a limited fragment of what we are. This talk looks at the ways this trance is fueled and the process by which we release the armoring around our hearts.

A Forgiving Heart – Embracing Our Inner Life

A Forgiving Heart – Embracing Our Inner Life

Self-aggression, whether it’s low key blame or deep condemnation, prevents us from intimacy with others and discovering the truth and wholeness of our Being. This talk explores how we can release self-blame, and free ourselves to access our natural warmth and creativity in responding to our world.