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Landlocked in Fur – Three Domains of Formless Presence
Three Domains of Formless Presence – Landlocked in Fur (retreat talk)

While we have evolved to experience a defining sense of separate self, our potential is to awaken to the...

Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness
Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness (from retreat) (30:03 min.)

~ an Open Awareness Meditation ~ When our awareness is awake and open, we naturally respond to this changing...

Short Talk & Meditation: Forgiving and Freeing Our Hearts
Short Talk & Meditation: Forgiving and Freeing Our Hearts (36:53 min)

Forgiveness for others becomes possible when we’ve held our own being with great compassion. This short talk and guided...

Disarming our Hearts: Letting go of Blame
Disarming Our Hearts: Letting Go of Blame (retreat talk)

Anger, judgment and blame create separation—from our inner life and our world. Only by releasing chronic blame can we...

Short Talk & Meditation: Tonglen - Radical Compassion
Short Talk & Meditation: Tonglen – Radical Compassion (32:43 min)

We are conditioned to avoid suffering – our own and others. By pulling away, we also contract our heart...

From Human Doing to Human Being
From Human Doing to Human Being – Part 1

Like Sisyphus eternally pushing the boulder up the hill, we can spend many moments busily trying to manage our...

Seeing Basic Goodness - Part 2
Seeing Basic Goodness – Part 2

Most of us long to trust our goodness, but get caught in stories of deficiency and striving to affirm...

Seeing the Goodness - Part 1
Seeing Basic Goodness – Part 1

Most of us long to trust our goodness, but get caught in stories of deficiency and striving to affirm...

Eating Addiction: How Meditation Helps Free Us
Eating Addiction: How Meditation Helps Free Us

Buddhist psychology views clinging as the source of suffering, and one of the great domains of clinging is compulsive...

After the RAIN (retreat talk)
After the RAIN (retreat talk)

This talk offers an in-depth exploration of RAIN, applying the wings of mindfulness and compassion to painful domains of...

Responding to Change with a Wise Heart
Responding to Change with a Wise Heart

An intrinsic part of spiritual life is facing the truth of impermanence. When we open to the changing flow...

Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 2
Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 2

“Listening and feeling heard are absolutely intrinsic to awakening our hearts and cultivating an open awareness in ourselves and...

Listening with an Awake Heart
Listening with an Awake Heart – Part 1

Deep listening – to our inner life, each other and our world – is an intrinsic expression of our...

From Head to Heart
From Head to Heart

If we are suffering, we are believing an interpretation of reality that is limiting and untrue. At these times...

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...

Trusting Who We Are (retreat talk)
Trusting Who We Are (retreat talk)

The sign of spiritual freedom is a deep trust in our essential nature, and in the light of awareness...

Meditation: Basic Elements
Meditation and Short Talk: Basic Elements of a Mindfulness Meditation Sitting (34:30 min.)

This short talk and guided meditation offers an overview of what many people find is a natural unfolding within...

Part 2 - Awakening Our Body's Awareness
Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 2 – (Working with Pain)

Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes will explore...

Awakening Our Body's Awareness - Part 1
Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 1

CC ~ Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes...

Part 4 - Equanimity
Equanimity – Part 4 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love

Part 4: Equanimity – unfolds as we find a wise balance and spaciousness in the midst of this living,...