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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...

The Four Remembrances
The Four Remembrances

When we attune to the reality of impermanence and death, we remember what most matters to us. But in...

Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred - Part 2
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 2

This two part series explores how we regularly leave our body and skim life’s surface in a mental trance,...

Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred- Part 1
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 1

This two part series explores how we regularly leave our body and skim life’s surface in a mental trance,...

Navigating Conflict with a Wise Heart – Part 2
Navigating Conflict with a Wise Heart – Part 2

This series of talks offers guidance in transforming conflict into a portal for awakening your understanding, flexibility and compassion....

Navigating Conflict with a Wise Heart - Part 1
Navigating Conflict with a Wise Heart – Part 1

This series of talks offers guidance in transforming conflict into a portal for awakening your understanding, flexibility and compassion....

The Sacred Art of Listening
The Sacred Art of Listening

Just as presence is the heart of meditation, so deep listening is at the center of all conscious, loving...

Spiritual Reparenting
Spiritual Reparenting

~ When we are not sufficiently nurtured in childhood, we are inclined toward anxiety, depression, addiction and other...

Living with Courageous Presence
Living with Courageous Presence

~ The essence of courage is to willingly feel our vulnerability; this is what allows us to respond...

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

This talk views the ecological dis-ease of our planet through the lens of our evolutionary unfolding. We explore the...

Without Anxiety About Perfection
Love for Imperfect Things – featuring special guest, Haemin Sunim, with Tara Brach

Internationally known Buddhist teacher and writer, Haemin Sunim, talks about his new book – Love for Imperfect Things. Then,...

Realizing Your Deepest Intention
Realizing Your Deepest Intention

~ The Buddha taught that this whole life – including our thoughts, feelings and actions – arise from...

Finding True Refuge: Pathways of Remembering
Finding True Refuge: Pathways of Remembering

~ This talk explores the three archetypal refuges of awareness (Buddha-nature), truth (Dharma) and love (Sangha) through stories,...