Talks: Reflections on the Path

Part 2: Impermanence – Awakening Through Insecurity

Part 2: Impermanence – Awakening Through Insecurity

From the view of the separate self, this existence is inherently uncertain, and we are profoundly vulnerable. Our habitual reaction to insecurity fuels separation, and limits our capacity to live and love fully. These two talks explore the blessings of wisdom, love and freedom...

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Part 1: Impermanence – Awakening Through Insecurity

Part 1: Impermanence – Awakening Through Insecurity

From the view of the separate self, this existence is inherently uncertain, and we are profoundly vulnerable. Our habitual reaction to insecurity fuels separation, and limits our capacity to live and love fully. These two talks explore the blessings of wisdom, love and freedom...

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Investigating Reality – Beyond an Interpreted World

Investigating Reality – Beyond an Interpreted World

The skillful use of inquiry - asking questions in a way that energizes and focuses our attention - brings what is hidden into the light of awareness. This talk explores the healing that arises as we investigate the unseen, unfelt parts of our psyche, and the freedom discovered...

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Namaste – Seeing the Sacred that Lives through all Beings

Namaste – Seeing the Sacred that Lives through all Beings

The trance of separation is part of our evolutionary heritage, but not the end of the story. This talk explores how several key trainings of the heart can evolve and awaken our capacity to realize connectedness, and the sacredness that shines through this living world. (From...

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Loving Yourself into Freedom (Retreat Talk)

Loving Yourself into Freedom (Retreat Talk)

The most basic truths we forget, and one is this: if we don't love ourselves, we can't love life. In the most basic way, attending to and embracing our inner life reveals the nature of reality. This talk looks at the genesis of self-aversions and several pathways that open us...

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True Happiness: Realizing Well-Being

True Happiness: Realizing Well-Being

Well being is the deep contentment that arises from a relaxed, wakeful presence. This talk explores the beliefs and habits that contract us away form presence, and several key ways we can nourish our natural capacity for happiness.

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Three Liberating Gifts: Part 3 – Looking in the Mirror

Three Liberating Gifts: Part 3 – Looking in the Mirror

This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on...

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Three Liberating Gifts: Part 2 – Inner Fire

Three Liberating Gifts: Part 2 – Inner Fire

This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on...

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Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 – Forgiveness

Three Liberating Gifts: Part 1 – Forgiveness

This 3 part series is based on a teaching story from the Upanishads that shows our potential to awaken from an ego-based trance and discover the full luminosity and freedom of our natural awareness. In each class we'll explore one of the three gifts considered as essential on...

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Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs

Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs

This talk looks at how we get imprisoned in fear based, limiting beliefs. We then explore key meditative steps that help release these veils and reveal the fullness and goodness of our essential being.

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Sure Heart’s Release

Sure Heart’s Release

The pathway to our awakened heart includes deep recognition of our barriers to love, and as we open, the courage to express our love. This talk includes a reflection and practice that can support us in inhabiting our full capacity for loving presence....

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From Dragons to Schmoos – Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence

From Dragons to Schmoos – Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence

The trance of unworthiness is sustained by our aversion to the dragons – the difficult emotions and related behaviors that are a deeply conditioned part of the human experience. In this talk we explore the awakening that is possible as we recognize our reactive patterns and instead of judgment, offer a loving and healing presence.

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Part 2: Basic Elements of Meditation Practice

Part 2: Basic Elements of Meditation Practice

This two-part series offers a clear and fresh understanding of practices that cultivate mindful awareness. The first class examines our attitude towards practice and gives guidance on posture, establishing an anchor for attention, and learning to concentrate and collect the...

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Part 1: Basic Elements of Meditation Practice

Part 1: Basic Elements of Meditation Practice

This two-part series offers a clear and fresh understanding of practices that cultivate mindful awareness. The first class examines our attitude towards practice and gives guidance on posture, establishing an anchor for attention, and learning to concentrate and collect the...

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Inhabiting Our Bodies with Presence

Inhabiting Our Bodies with Presence

Our conditioning is to pull away from our physical experience when it is difficult. When we regularly dissociate, we are removed from the source of our power, intuition and capacity to love in a full way. This talk looks at the ways we leave our body and the path of homecoming to living loving presence.

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Part 2: Impermanence – Awakening Through Insecurity

Listening to the Calling of Our Hearts

In any moment, our intention - what we are energetically wanting - shapes our life experience. While our deepest intention may be to realize and live from loving awareness, we are often driven by egoic fear and grasping. This talk explores how mindfulness can recognize our...

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Investigating Reality – Beyond an Interpreted World

Refuge in Loving Relationships

Bringing presence to our relationships reveals our connectedness and essential Oneness. This talk explores two domains of this awakening with others: Realizing our shared vulnerability - that we’re in it together - and recognizing the inherent goodness or sacredness that lives...

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Taking Refuge in Your Own True Nature

Taking Refuge in Your Own True Nature

The three classic refuges of Buddha (awareness), Dharma (truth) and Sangha (loving relatedness) are each expressions of our deepest essence. This talk reflects on the refuges and includes guided meditations and a closing ritual that helps us remember the pathway home in our...

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