Talks: Reflections on the Path

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 with presence,...

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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 injustice) and...

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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 injustice) and...

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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 life would...

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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 ourselves, each...

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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 - to ourselves,...

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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 and an open...

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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...

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Relationships – from Reactivity to Re-choosing Love

Relationships – from Reactivity to Re-choosing Love

Most of us have habitual ways we create separation from others. This talk takes a look at the roots of our emotional reactivity and ways our meditation practice can foster more loving connection in our lives. https://youtu.be/wFyP5_qvEmI

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Compassion toward Non-Human Animals

Compassion toward Non-Human Animals

A Conversation between Konda Mason and Tara Brach The medicine our world most needs is compassion, and it is crucial that this include all living beings. Our societal conditioning blinds us to the horror of suffering experienced by non-human animals through our cruel system of...

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Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 2

Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 2

All that we cherish—creativity, love, wisdom, realization—arises from an embodied presence. Yet as we know, the wounds and trauma of our society and individual lives leads toward dissociation. These two talks look at the challenges to awakening through our bodies, and the...

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Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 1

Being Embodied: Gateway to Aliveness and Spirit – Part 1

All that we cherish—creativity, love, wisdom, realization—arises from an embodied presence. Yet as we know, the wounds and trauma of our society and individual lives leads toward dissociation. These two talks look at the challenges to awakening through our bodies, and the...

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Engaged Spirituality during Times of Upheaval

Engaged Spirituality during Times of Upheaval

Engaged spirituality means responding to our world’s suffering with wisdom and deep care. This talk looks at three blocks to aligning our actions with our heart – “bad othering,” dissociation and overwhelm. We explore how we can awaken from each reaction to suffering by drawing...

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