Talks: Reflections on the Path

Part 2: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom

Part 2: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom

The Buddha said, “I would not be teaching this (a path of awakening) if genuine happiness and freedom were not possible.” While this is our potential, we each have deep conditioning to get stuck in feelings of fear, deficiency and separation from others. These talks explore the...

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Part 1: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom

Part 1: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom

The Buddha said, “I would not be teaching this (a path of awakening) if genuine happiness and freedom were not possible.” While this is our potential, we each have deep conditioning to get stuck in feelings of fear, deficiency and separation from others. These talks explore the...

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Intimacy with Life (Part 2)

Intimacy with Life (Part 2)

Zen master Dōgen teaches that enlightenment is intimacy with all things. These two talks explore teachings and practices that cultivate intimacy - a liberating experience of relatedness and oneness with our living world. “Awakening presence in our relating, listening to...

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Intimacy with Life (Part 1)

Intimacy with Life (Part 1)

Zen master Dōgen teaches that enlightenment is intimacy with all things. These two talks explore teachings and practices that cultivate intimacy - a liberating experience of relatedness and oneness with our living world. Listen and watch: Intimacy with Life - Part 2...

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Three Core Reminders for Spiritual Practice

Three Core Reminders for Spiritual Practice

This talk explores three powerful ways you can direct your attention when you find yourself emotionally stuck: Wake up from thoughts; feel your feelings and remember love. We explore both the habits blocking these basic movements toward freedom, and what nourishes them....

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Facing Fear (Part 2) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart

Facing Fear (Part 2) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart

Fear is a natural and universal part of our incarnation, and, when it goes on overdrive, we get imprisoned in the suffering of separation. These two talks explore how the RAIN meditation can help us face fear, and discover the boundless loving awareness that includes but is not...

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Facing Fear (Part 1) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart

Facing Fear (Part 1) – Awakening Your Fearless Heart

Fear is a natural and universal part of our incarnation, and, when it goes on overdrive, we get imprisoned in the suffering of separation. These two talks explore how the RAIN meditation can help us face fear, and discover the boundless loving awareness that includes but is not...

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Releasing the Habits That Imprison Your Spirit – Part 2

Releasing the Habits That Imprison Your Spirit – Part 2

Addictions of all levels of intensity arise from disconnection and are spiking globally. Humans are experiencing epidemic levels of loneliness, and this combined with engineered products and substances that are highly addictive leads to great suffering. In these two talks, we...

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Releasing the Habits That Imprison Your Spirit – Part 1

Releasing the Habits That Imprison Your Spirit – Part 1

Addictions of all levels of intensity arise from disconnection and are spiking globally. Humans are experiencing epidemic levels of loneliness, and this combined with engineered products and substances that are highly addictive leads to great suffering. In these two talks, we...

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Radical Acceptance – Gateway to Love, Wisdom and Peace

Radical Acceptance – Gateway to Love, Wisdom and Peace

Acceptance is radical because it undoes our resistance to reality. This talk explores how our meditation practice can cultivate a liberating acceptance, a heartspace that includes all of life and enables us to respond to our world with deep intelligence and compassion....

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Cultivating Loving Kindness – Seeing the Goodness

Cultivating Loving Kindness – Seeing the Goodness

The ground of loving kindness is seeing the basic goodness in ourselves, each other and our world. This is what gives rise to pure appreciation, friendliness, love and the felt-sense of belonging. In this talk we explore what obscures and contracts our perceptual field, and the...

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Finding True Refuge in This Living Dying World – Part 2

Finding True Refuge in This Living Dying World – Part 2

Last week, I began a two-part series inspired by Pema Chödron's newest offering, How We Live is How We Die. It's a powerful book that I highly recommend! (Here's where you can learn more about it and pick up a copy) One of our deepest inquiries is how to find...

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Finding True Refuge in This Living Dying World – Part 1

Finding True Refuge in This Living Dying World – Part 1

This week, I began a two-part series inspired by Pema Chödron's newest offering, How We Live is How We Die. It's a powerful book that I highly recommend! (Here's where you can learn more about it and pick up a copy) One of our deepest inquiries is how to find...

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