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Discovering the Power of Prayer
Discovering the Power of Prayer

We all know the pain of separation and have a longing for connection. When we silently listen to and...

Healing Depression with Meditation - Part 2
Healing Depression with Meditation – Part 2

Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major depression. At the heart of...

Healing Depression with Meditation - Part 1
Healing Depression with Meditation – Part 1

Most people get depressed at times, and many suffer greatly from bouts of major depression. At the heart of...

Saying “Yes” – Meeting Your Edge and Softening
Saying “Yes” – Meeting Your Edge and Softening

Our habitual ways of avoiding unpleasant experience keep us from intimacy with our inner life and with each other....

What Is It Like Being You?
What Is It Like Being You?

Compassion is hard wired in our organism, and can be cultivated. This talk helps us identify the blocks to...

From Human Doing to Human Being - Part 1
From Human Doing to Human Being – Part 2

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

Skeleton Woman: Embracing
Skeleton Woman: Embracing This Living and Dying World

Based on a wonderful myth told by Clarissa Estes, this talk looks at the way we run from “lady...

Evolving Beyond "Unreal Othering"
Evolving Beyond “Unreal Othering”

What motivates us – as individuals and as a society – to build walls and knowingly hurt others? This...

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...