Talks: Reflections on the Path

Veränderung, Verlust und zeitlose Liebe (Teil 1)

Veränderung, Verlust und zeitlose Liebe (Teil 1)

Unser Vermögen, tief empfunden zu leben und zu lieben ist stark davon abhängig, wie wir mit Veränderungen und Verlusten in unserem Leben umgehen. Dieser Vortrag lädt uns ein, darauf zu schauen, wie wir mit unseren Widerständen, Ängsten und der Trauer über Verluste in unserem...

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Bridging the Divide: Learning to Tend and Befriend

Bridging the Divide: Learning to Tend and Befriend

One of the great sufferings facing us is the growing divide between humans with different views, different realities. This talk looks at several levels of divides—being at war with ourselves, creating separation in our personal relationships, and societal divides. We then...

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Three Dimensions of Conscious Prayer

Three Dimensions of Conscious Prayer

Prayer can be a creative, vibrant and infinitely tender part of our spiritual awakening. This talk explores the dimensions of embodied presence, sincere expression and silence that bring transformational power to our prayers. God speaks in the silence of the heart, listening is...

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Namaste: Honoring the Light in All Beings

Namaste: Honoring the Light in All Beings

The ritual of Namaste - bowing to the sacred in ourselves and others - helps us live from the loving awareness that is our true nature. This talk looks at how we suffer because we forget this basic goodness, and explores the pathways of remembering that carry us home. “It was...

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Belonging to the Earth

Belonging to the Earth

As a species, forgetting our belonging to our larger body of Earth is causing suffering for this entire living web. In this talk we look at what causes and sustains this trance of forgetting. We then explore the ways we each can awaken a sense of loving connectedness and active...

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“Make Love of Your Self Perfect”

“Make Love of Your Self Perfect”

Like a dense fog, chronic self-judgment blocks the light of our true nature. This talk explores the challenges to loving the life within us, and the pathways of practice that lead to holding our own being and all life in a boundless tender heart. ...

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Radical Self-Honesty: The Joy of Getting Real

Radical Self-Honesty: The Joy of Getting Real

Our suffering arises from the unseen, unfelt, resisted parts of our psyche. This talk explores ways we can deepen self-honesty and reconnect to a wholeness of being that enables us to live with spontaneity, confidence, wisdom and love (a favorite from the archives). “My prayer...

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Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO

Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO

There are two common fears that can block us from our full potential - fear of failure (FOF), and fear of missing out (FOMO). This talk explores how to meet these fears with mindful presence, and discover within them the essence energies of loving awareness and full aliveness...

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The Power of Deep Listening – Part 2

The Power of Deep Listening – Part 2

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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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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Namaste: Seeing the Truth of Who We Are

Namaste: Seeing the Truth of Who We Are

A gift of evolving consciousness is the capacity to recognize and honor the sacred awareness that lives through our own and all beings. This capacity is blocked by our identification with our “mask” or ego self, and not seeing past other people’s masks. In this talk we reflect...

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The Superpower of Mindful Witnessing

The Superpower of Mindful Witnessing

The capacity to witness what is happening inside us with a non-judging attention allows us to respond to life from our full intelligence and heart. This talk looks at the role of witnessing in spiritual practice, and how we can cultivate this superpower in a way that reveals...

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Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 1

Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 1

Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes will explore the trance that takes us away from our body, the pathways home, ways of working with pain, and the gifts of an embodied presence. “Inside this clay jug there are...

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Spiritual Hope

Spiritual Hope

Spiritual hope opens us to possibility and energizes us to manifest our potential for love and wisdom. In contrast to attachment or egoic hope, which is the grasping for what will benefit a separate self, spiritual hope arises from trust in the openhearted awareness...

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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 other and our world-- with courageous,...

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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, each other and our world - with courageous,...

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The Three Refuges – Gateways to Awakening

The Three Refuges – Gateways to Awakening

We all seek refuge, a sense of safety or homecoming amidst the uncertainties of life. Our way of finding refuge can either imprison or free us. This talk explores the false refuges that entrap us in feeling separate and endangered, and the refuges of Awareness (Buddha,) Truth...

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