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The Gift of Silence: Quieting the Mind
The Gift of Silence: Quieting the Mind

Through all spiritual traditions, there is a valuing of silence and stillness. When the mind has quieted, it becomes...

Befriending Irene
Befriending Irene

While Tara is away, this talk is from 2011 after Hurricane Irene hit us with fury. Dorian is now...

Earth's Crisis: On the Edge of the Roof
Earth’s Crisis: On the Edge of the Roof

This talk was given in 2015, yet it is as timely as ever. It views the ecological dis-ease of...

Good Othering - Helping Each Other Trust the Gold
“Good Othering” – Helping Each Other Trust the Gold

One of the great gifts we can offer is being a mirror of goodness, reminding one another that we...

Part 2 - The Answer is Love: Evolving out of "Bad Other"
Part 2 – The Answer is Love:  Evolving out of “Bad Other”

These two talks address the inquiry: How do we awaken from the contempt and hatred that causes so much...

Part 1 - The Answer is Love:  Evolving out of "Bad Other"
Part 1 – The Answer is Love:  Evolving out of “Bad Other”

These two talks address the inquiry: How do we awaken from the contempt and hatred that causes so much...

Longing to Belong
Longing to Belong: Bringing Presence through the Three Refuges

Spiritual practice reveals our belonging through bringing presence to three gateways: the aliveness of the present moment, loving relatedness,...

The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2 
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 2

Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the...

Desire: A Current of Homecoming
Desire: A Current of Homecoming

Desire is intrinsic to our aliveness, yet when we have unmet needs, it can possess us. This talk explores...

The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1
The Path of Spiritual Surrender: Part 1

Cultivating a surrendering presence allows us to release the identity of a small, separate self, and open to the...

Hope Hope Can Heal and Free Us - Psrt 2
How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 2

The mature expression of hope includes three elements: the aspiration for manifesting our full potential, a trust that this...

How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 1
How Hope Can Heal and Free Us – Part 1

The mature expression of hope includes three elements: the aspiration for manifesting our full potential, a trust that this...

The Courage to Love - Part 2
The Courage to Love – Part 2

The gateway to full intimacy and love is our capacity to open to vulnerability. These two talks look at...

The Courage to Love
The Courage to Love – Part 1

The gateway to full intimacy and love is our capacity to open to vulnerability. These two talks look at...

An Appropriate Response: Living from an Awake Heart
An Appropriate Response: Living from an Awake Heart

Much of our suffering comes from reacting to stressful situations with fear or aggression, rather than responding with wisdom...

Forgiveness: Releasing Ourselves and Others from Aversive Blame – Part 3
Forgiveness: Releasing Ourselves and Others from Aversive Blame – Part 3

Rumi invites us to find the barriers we’ve erected against love, and a universal one is blame. These three...

Trusting the Gold - Retreat Talk
Trusting the Gold (retreat talk)

This talk looks at how our upbringing and culture lead us to mistrust who we are and become identified...

Compassion Towards All: Moving toward a Plant Based Diet
Compassion Towards All: Moving toward a Plant Based Diet

For most of human history it’s been “normal” to eat non-human animals. This is now changing. We are awakening...

Conscious Prayer - Finding Refuge in Loving Awareness (retreat talk)
Conscious Prayer – Finding Refuge in Loving Awareness (retreat talk)

Prayer is a communing with our enlarged being. This talk examines less conscious forms of prayer, and how we...

Forgiveness: Releasing Ourselves and Others from Aversive Blame - Part 2
Forgiveness: Releasing Ourselves and Others from Aversive Blame – Part 2

Rumi invites us to find the barriers we’ve erected against love, and a universal one is blame. These three...