Talks: Reflections on the Path

The Power of Deep Listening – Part 1

The Power of Deep Listening – Part 1

Listening deeply is the gateway to realizing connection. It’s what allows us to move through life with a wise, loving and healing presence. These two talks explore our blocks to true listening, and offer teachings and practices that can directly cultivate this invaluable...

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Compassion for All Living Beings

Compassion for All Living Beings

We often talk of widening the circles of compassion. This talk explores the qualities of mature compassion, what blocks us from this embodied and inclusive caring, and how each of us can awaken a heart that responds to our world’s suffering. This event was live-streamed and...

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Making the Whole World Your Friend

Making the Whole World Your Friend

A wonderful translation of the Pali word Metta is friendliness. This talk looks at friendliness through an evolutionary lens, and explores ways we can cultivate a more open heart. https://youtube.com/live/4VF44i1y95o

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The RAIN of Forgiveness

The RAIN of Forgiveness

The capacity to release the armoring of hatred and blame is intrinsic to our evolving consciousness.  This talk explores the process of authentic forgiveness, and how we can use the mindfulness-based tool of RAIN to heal and free our hearts. • More Resources on RAIN:...

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Trauma Sensitive Meditation – The Power of Self-Nurturing

Trauma Sensitive Meditation – The Power of Self-Nurturing

Download the free PDF While we all need to customize meditation, this is particularly important for those living with PTSD or strong, potentially overwhelming emotions. This talk explores how trauma cuts us off from wholeness, and is accompanied by a deep and painful experience...

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Trusting the Gold – Realizing Our Basic Goodness

Trusting the Gold – Realizing Our Basic Goodness

Can you imagine a world where humans are able to look at each other and all of life, and see the light of the sacred shining through? This talk explores our potential for trusting the love and awareness that animate our living world. We investigate the suffering of othering,...

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Realizing Your Deepest Intention

Realizing Your Deepest Intention

The Buddha taught that this whole life - including our thoughts, feelings and actions - arise from the tip of intention. While our intentions are usually marbled with wanting and fear, when intention comes into the light of consciousness, it unfolds into its most pure essence....

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Freedom Beyond Selfing

Freedom Beyond Selfing

Freedom Beyond Selfing We spend many moments in a trance of selfing - preoccupied with the stories, wants and fears of what feels to be a separate self. The suffering is that this self-fixation obscures the depth and mystery of our being. In this talk we explore how to relate...

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A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart

A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart

Gratitude is like breathing in - letting ourselves be touched by the goodness in others and in our world. Generosity is like breathing out - sensing our mutual belonging and offering our care. When we are awake and whole, breathing in and out happens naturally. But these...

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The Calling of These Times – Part 2

The Calling of These Times – Part 2

The Dalai Lama invites us to trust in the power of heart and awareness to awake through all circumstances. What does that look like in the midst of our current global crises? These two talks explore what these times are drawing forward in us individually and collectively, and...

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The Calling of These Times – Part 1

The Calling of These Times – Part 1

The Dalai Lama invites us to trust in the power of heart and awareness to awake through all circumstances. What does that look like in the midst of our current global crises? These two talks explore what these times are drawing forward in us individually and collectively, and...

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