Special Topic: Working with Desire, Attachment and Addictions

Desire: A Current of Homecoming


Reflection: Pausing and Deepening Attention in the Face of Attachment
Reflection: Pausing and Deepening Attention in the Face of Attachment (10:48 min.)

In this short reflection, we explore how we can bring mindfulness and self-compassion to the habits of obsessing, over-consuming...

Desire: A Current of Homecoming
Desire: A Current of Homecoming

Desire is intrinsic to our aliveness, yet when we have unmet needs, it can possess us. This talk explores...

Spiritual Reparenting
Spiritual Reparenting

~ When we are not sufficiently nurtured in childhood, we are inclined toward anxiety, depression, addiction and other...

Eating Addiction: How Meditation Helps Free Us
Eating Addiction: How Meditation Helps Free Us

Buddhist psychology views clinging as the source of suffering, and one of the great domains of clinging is compulsive...

Healing Trauma
Healing Addiction: De-conditioning the Hungry Ghosts

 CC ~ This talk examines the suffering that arises when due to unmet needs for love and safety, our...

Realizing Our Deepest Desires
Realizing Your Deepest Desires

This talk differentiates between egoic intentions (driven by wants and fears), and our true aspiration (deepest desires) to manifest...

Attachments and Addictions
Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Working with Attachments and Addictions

In Buddhist cosmology the torment of intense desire that can never really be satisfied is depicted as the realm...

Letting Go - Freedom
Letting Go – The Freedom of Awake Awareness

We know we need to let go of harmful habits like obsessive worry, blame and over consuming to experience...

Desire: A Current of Homecoming

Desire is intrinsic to our aliveness, yet when we have unmet needs, it can possess us. This talk explores...

Blog: The Suffering of Rejecting Desire
Blog: The Suffering of Rejecting Desire

“We have been raised to fear…our deepest cravings. And the fear of our deepest cravings keeps them suspect, keeps...

Blog: Radical Acceptance of Desire
Blog: Radical Acceptance of Desire

When I was first introduced to Buddhism in a high school World Studies class, I dismissed it out-of-hand. This...