Navigating the Dark Ages

Navigating the Dark Ages

Navigating the Dark Ages – How do we process and respond to increasing societal oppression and violence? What helps us transform the energies of fear, hatred and delusion? This talk offers ways we can draw on our spiritual path to steady our heart and engage...
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2

The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2

Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the truth and fullness of who we are. These two talks explore misunderstandings about surrender (such as the fear that we will become passive or condone...
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1

The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1

Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the truth and fullness of who we are. These two talks explore misunderstandings about surrender (such as the fear that we will become passive or condone...
The Three Steps of Letting Go

The Three Steps of Letting Go

The Three Steps of Letting Go: A wonderful inquiry is, “What is between me and openhearted presence?” This talk explores the profound healing and transformation that arises when we release the blocks to our natural and loving awareness. Let go of the ways you thought...
Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 2

Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 2

Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 2: In the face of violence, hatred and loss, how do we handle the reactivity we feel? Our own anger, hatred and fear? These two talks offer guidance and practice in letting our own vulnerability be a portal to responding—to...
Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 1

Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 1

Cultivating a Courageous Heart – Part 1: In the face of violence, hatred and loss, how do we handle the reactivity we feel? Our own anger, hatred and fear? These two talks offer guidance and practice in letting our own vulnerability be a portal to responding...
Nourishing Our Spirit in Times of Collective Fear

Nourishing Our Spirit in Times of Collective Fear

Nourishing Our Spirit in Times of Collective Fear – We are living with the threat of increasing, dramatic suffering around the globe. This talk looks at the direct ways our meditation practices, supported by findings of neuroscience, can help us find resilience...
Meditation: Awake and Alive (18:27 min.)

Meditation: Awake and Alive (18:27 min.)

This guided practice includes a body scan, and an opening to the awareness that includes all of life. From that wakeful openness we offer a relaxed attentiveness to the changing flow, and close with loving kindness to ourselves and our world. …calling on the...
Self-Forgiveness with RAIN

Self-Forgiveness with RAIN

Our inability to forgive ourselves blocks healing and freedom. As we explore in this talk, the habit of judging and blaming ourselves traps us in fears, prevents intimacy with our world, and veils over the goodness and mystery of who we are. This talk includes several...
Meditation: The Space and Aliveness of Presence (21:53 min.)

Meditation: The Space and Aliveness of Presence (21:53 min.)

We arrive in presence by deepening attention in the body; relaxing and awakening through a body scan. That presence deepens as we bring our attention to the space of awareness that includes the changing flow of sounds, sensations and feelings. In that wholeness of...
Joy – Part 3 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love

Joy – Part 3 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love

Part 3: Joy – blossoms in the moments our hearts open boundlessly to reality, to the 10,000 joys and sorrows. This series reflects on four primary expressions of an awake, wise heart: lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. In each talk we explore the...
Meditation: Pathway of Love (18:05 min.)

Meditation: Pathway of Love (18:05 min.)

This heart practice opens with the intention to bring a kind presence to whatever arises. After arriving with a body scan, we are guided to meet all experience with an open tender awareness. The practice ends with a poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer called “Is this...