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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...

Equanimity: A Heart That is Ready for Anything (Duck Meditation)
Equanimity: A Heart That is Ready for Anything (Duck Meditation)

Equanimity is the quality of presence that is open, balanced and non-reactive. As this talk explores, when equanimity is...

Forgiveness: Releasing Ourselves and Others from Aversive Blame - Part 1
Forgiveness: Releasing Ourselves and Others from Aversive Blame – Part 1

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

Beyond the Controlling Self – Part 2
Beyond the Controlling Self – Part 2

It’s natural that we do what we can to ward off danger and further ourselves. While our control strategies...

Beyond the Controlling Self - Part 1
Beyond the Controlling Self – Part 1

It’s natural that we do what we can to ward off danger and further ourselves. While our control strategies...