Talks: Audio & Video


archive for year 2010/


Blue Buddha
Retreat Talk: Minting Gold – Embodying the Awakened Heart

Our core conditioning expresses as both a longing for love and the pain of not trusting we are loveable....

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Retreat Talk: The Path of Transformation

Awakening arises out of presence with the changing ground of our lives. This talk explores three key gateways to...

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Seeing Beyond the Veil

The source of our suffering is that we become identified with egoic roles and defenses that separate us from...

Blue Buddha
Ask the Friend for Love

Prayer, when cultivated consciously, energizes and guides us on the spiritual path. This talk investigates the difference between wanting,...

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Loving Life: Gratitude and Generosity

Love is innate, and blossoms as we intentionally cultivate it. This talk on two natural expressions of loving life...

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A Listening Presence – Three Domains of Training

Cultivating the capacity for listening is essential to loving well and to realizing the truth of who we are....

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Releasing Karmic Patterns

We all have conditioned patterns of thinking and behaving that keep us identified as a separate, deficient self. This...

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Part 4 – Living From Presence – Introduction to Meditation

Our human potential is to express the wings of presence--mindfulness and lovingkindness--through all facets of daiy living. This talk...

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Part 3 – Mindfulness of Thoughts – Introduction to Meditation

The primary element in meditation is training to awaken from the trance of thoughts. This class explores two key...

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Part 2 – Mindfulness of Emotions – Introduction to Meditation

Our conditioning is to live in a reactive trance of either resisting or become possessed by strong emotions. This...

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Part 1 – The Art and Science of Meditation – Introduction to Meditation

The first session defines meditation and describes the Buddhist teachings that give a context to the path of practice....

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The Path of Peace

The Path of Peace

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Loving the Earth

How is it possible that we humans have wreaked such havoc on this planet, on the web of life...

The Power of Mindful Investigation

We each have a deep interest in reality--in understanding what is true and who we are. In Buddhist teachings,...

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Be All That You Are

We are conditioned to live in stories that obscure the vastness, goodness and mystery of what we are. This...

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Equanimity

Cultivating equanimity means awakening our capacity to meet the winds of life with a non-reactive, open, balanced presence. The...

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Joy

Joy is an innate capacity, one of the primary expressions of an awakened heart and mind. Yet because of...

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Compassion – Responding to Suffering with Care

Our capacity to respond to ourselves and our world with compassion is the essence of all healing and spiritual...

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The Divine Abodes: Metta – Lovingkindness (a dharma talk)

This talk explores what gets in the way of loving presence and the training that awakens and frees our...

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Blessings of a Forgiving Heart

The roots of peace and war are within these very hearts. In the moments that we release blame, we...