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Meditation: Basic Elements
Meditation and Short Talk: Basic Elements of a Mindfulness Meditation Sitting (34:30 min.)

This short talk and guided meditation offers an overview of what many people find is a natural unfolding within...

Part 2 - Awakening Our Body's Awareness
Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 2 – (Working with Pain)

Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes will explore...

Awakening Our Body's Awareness - Part 1
Awakening Our Body’s Awareness – Part 1

CC ~ Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes...

Part 4 - Equanimity
Equanimity – Part 4 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love

Part 4: Equanimity – unfolds as we find a wise balance and spaciousness in the midst of this living,...

Part 3: Joy - Present Heart - Universal Expressions of Love
Joy – Part 3 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love

Part 3: Joy – blossoms in the moments our hearts open boundlessly to reality, to the 10,000 joys and...

Compassion Part 2 Present Heart
Compassion – Part 2 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love

Part 2: Compassion – the tender resonance of heart – awakens as we allow ourselves to be touched by...

Present Heart
Lovingkindness – Part 1 of Present Heart: The Universal Expressions of Love

Part 1: Lovingkindness – We awaken our natural lovingkindness by learning to attend to and take in the goodness...

Part 3 - Freedom from Othering
Part 3 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us

A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning...

Freedom from Othering
Part 2 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us

A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning...

Freedom from Othering - Beliefs
Part 1 of 3 – Freedom from Othering: Undoing the Myths that Imprison Us

A primary source of our suffering is the conditioning to create “bad other,” or “inferior other.” This same conditioning...

Winds of Homecoming: How Intention Frees our Heart
Winds of Homecoming: How Intention Frees Our Heart

The Buddha taught that we live our lives on the tip of intention, it is the seed of our...

Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom
Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom

Three Gateways to Peace and Freedom ~ This talk explores the three archetypal refuges of truth, love and awareness....

Remembmering and Choosing Loving Presence
Remembering and Choosing Loving Presence (retreat talk)

We are conditioned to go into a limbic trance—an emotional reactivity to life within and around us—that keeps us...

My Religion is Kindness - Part 2
My Religion is Kindness – Part 2

My Religion is Kindness – Part 2 ~ Authentic kindness must include the life within us. These two talks...

My Religion is Kindness - Part 1
My Religion is Kindness – Part 1

My Religion is Kindness – Part 1 ~ Authentic kindness must include the life within us. These two talks...

Awakening from the Trance of Fear - Part 2
Awakening from the Trance of Fear – Part 2

While fear is a natural and intelligent emotion, when fear goes on overdrive, we are in a trance of...

Awakening from the Trance of Fear - Part 1
Awakening from the Trance of Fear – Part 1

While fear is a natural and intelligent emotion, when fear goes on overdrive, we are in a trance of...

A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart
A Grateful, Giving, Happy Heart

Gratitude is like breathing in – letting ourselves be touched by the goodness in others and in our world....

The Gift of Silence
The Gift of Silence: Quieting the Mind

The Gift of Silence: Quieting the Mind – Through all spiritual traditions, there is a valuing of silence and...

Power of Prayer: From Longing to Belonging
Power of Prayer: From Longing to Belonging

Power of Prayer: From Longing to Belonging ~ When we bring a full presence to prayer, it becomes a...