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Part 1: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom
Part 1: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom

The Buddha said, “I would not be teaching this (a path of awakening) if genuine happiness and freedom were...

The Sacred Pause
The Sacred Pause

Transcript now available: The Sacred Pause  CC ~ When we are lost in the trance of doing, our lives...

Part 2: Impermanence – Awakening Through Insecurity
Part 2: Impermanence – Awakening Through Insecurity

From the view of the separate self, this existence is inherently uncertain, and we are profoundly vulnerable. Our habitual...

Part 1: Impermanence - Awakening Through Insecurity
Part 1: Impermanence – Awakening Through Insecurity

From the view of the separate self, this existence is inherently uncertain, and we are profoundly vulnerable. Our habitual...

Part 2: Awakening through Anger – The U-Turn to Freedom
Part 2: Awakening through Anger – The U-Turn to Freedom (from archives)

While we have strong conditioning to react to aggression with more aggression, we have the capacity to pause, and...

Part 1: Awakening through Anger – The U-Turn to Freedom
Part 1: Awakening through Anger – The U-Turn to Freedom

Anger is naturally triggered when we feel an obstacle to meeting our needs. How do we honor the intelligence...

Part 2: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening
Part 2: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening

We each live with uncertainty and the fear of rejection and loss, and we each are conditioned to avoid...

Part 1: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening
Part 1: Vulnerability, Intimacy, & Spiritual Awakening

We each live with uncertainty and the fear of rejection and loss, and we each are conditioned to avoid...

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
Part 2: Healing Depression with Meditation

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
Part 1: Healing Depression with Meditation

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...