Meditation: What Matters to your Heart? (9:26 min.)

Meditation: What Matters to your Heart? (9:26 min.)

Entering a new year is a wonderful opportunity to clarify our purpose. In this guided visualization, we are invited to attune to the state of our heart and our deepest aspiration. Flute: Jonathan FoustPhoto: Donna...
Meditation: Suffering and Compassion (8:07 min.)

Meditation: Suffering and Compassion (8:07 min.)

This brief meditation is a version of the Tibetan Tonglen practice: With the support of the breath we allow ourselves to open to the realness of suffering, and then offer it into a boundless heartspace…a shared and compassionate awareness. This clip was recorded...
Reflection: Bringing RAIN to the Wanting Mind (11:01 min.)

Reflection: Bringing RAIN to the Wanting Mind (11:01 min.)

Most of us have spent a lifetime fixating our desires on external objects. But if we learn to really trace them back, we discover that they are the voice of loving awareness calling us home. We begin the meditation by briefly scanning through the body and sensing...
Meditation: RAIN on Self-Blame (9:45 min.)

Meditation: RAIN on Self-Blame (9:45 min.)

One of the greatest roots of suffering is being at war with ourselves. This meditation, based on the acronym RAIN (recognize-allow-investigate-nurture), guides us in releasing the armoring of blame, and relating to our inner life with greater understanding and...
Reflection: Learning to Stay (4:41 min.)

Reflection: Learning to Stay (4:41 min.)

We open the door to healing by bringing a mindful and kind attention to inner vulnerability and fear… “Learning to stay opens up the space that gives us our life. That’s when it becomes real with our inner life… with others. Let’s do a brief...
Meditation: Blessings of Love (11:28 min)

Meditation: Blessings of Love (11:28 min)

A blessing is whatever reminds us of the sacred loving presence that shines through all of us. This meditation is a transformational practice in receiving and offering blessings. First we connect with the vulnerable tender place within us that longs to feel loved, and...
Meditation: “Yes” to Life (13 min.)

Meditation: “Yes” to Life (13 min.)

This guided practice awakens a relaxed and friendly attention that rests in the breath and opens to whatever is arising. We deepen that presence with the intention to truly say “Yes” to experience, allowing life to be just as it is. photo: Suzanne...
Meditation: Transforming Fear (11:19 min.)

Meditation: Transforming Fear (11:19 min.)

This guided practice invites us to identify a situation where we habitually become anxious or fearful, and then to explore bringing mindfulness and self-compassion to where we feel most vulnerable. By engaging fear with an embodied and caring presence, we discover the...
Reflection: Cultivating a Loving Heart (7:10 min.)

Reflection: Cultivating a Loving Heart (7:10 min.)

Reflection: Cultivating a Loving Heart – Love is an innate capacity, and when we intentionally cultivate it, love shifts from a state to a trait. This meditation offers guidance on how to access love, and open ourselves to it in a way that serves this awakening...
Reflection: Transforming Suffering & Awakening the Heart (12:45 min.)

Reflection: Transforming Suffering & Awakening the Heart (12:45 min.)

[Excerpt from Darkness of the Womb – Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering a talk given on January 25, 2017.] [read the full transcript: Darkness of the Womb: Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering – a transcription] There is power and potential in a time...
Brief Meditation: Entering the Wilderness (6 min.)

Brief Meditation: Entering the Wilderness (6 min.)

We open to our full naturalness as we awaken the senses. This brief meditation guides us to open all the sense gates, and in that openness, experience the pure aliveness and awareness that is our essence. NOTE: listen to the full talk: Part 2: Refuge in the Wilderness...