Resources: Working with Fear and Trauma

Fear


Blog: Lessons from Kayaking: Finding a way to be with fear

Most of us spend a lot of our lives tensed up in fear, or pushing against fear. The fear might...

Blue Buddha
Part 2: Relating to the Fearsome Deities

Whenever Mara--the shadow side--appeared during the Buddha's life, his response was simple and liberating: "I see you Mara," and,"Please,...

Blog: Medicate Meditation?
Blog: Can You Medicate Meditation?

The use of anti-depressants by those involved in meditation practice is a very hot topic. Students often ask me...

Blue Buddha
Part 1: Relating to Fearsome Deities

Our relationship to fear shapes our life experience. If we are unconscious, and reflexively try to manage fear, our...

Blog: Attend and Befriend
Blog: The Trance of Fear

All of us live with fear. Whenever fear takes over, we’re caught in what I call the trance of...

Beyond the Prison of Beliefs
Beyond the Prison of Beliefs

Most of us have core fear beliefs that obscure our true nature and bind us in repeating patterns of...

Blog: Attend and Befriend
Attend and Befriend: Healing the Fear Body

Our fear management strategies--versions of fight/flight-- contract our body and mind, and separate us from others. As we learn...

Blog: The Space Between the Logs
Blog: The Space Between the Logs

This is from a poem that I love. It’s called, “Fire” by Judy Brown. What makes a fire burn...

Relaxing the Over-Controller - Part 1
Finding the Juice Inside of Fear

Learning to bring a mindful presence to fear is an intrinsic part of spiritual awakening. In this talk we...

Blue Buddha
Meditation and Healing Trauma

Spiritual awakening often involves offering a healing presence to the suffering of post traumatic stress or deep emotional wounding....

Blue Buddha
Freedom In the Midst of Fear – Part II

One understanding of the spiritual path is relating wisely to fear. Our conditioned reaction is to feel aversion to...

Blue Buddha
Freedom In the Midst of Fear – Part I

One understanding of the spiritual path is relating wisely to fear. Our conditioned reaction is to feel aversion to...