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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...

Accessing Innate Wisdom
Accessing Innate Wisdom

Accessing Innate Wisdom – Wisdom is an innate capacity, but often covered over by trance. This talk explores how...

Anger: Responding, Not Reacting
Anger: Responding, Not Reacting

Anger: Responding, Not Reacting ~ Anger is natural, intelligent and necessary for surviving and flourishing. Yet when we are...

Embodied Spirit - Mindfulness of the Body
Embodied Spirit: Mindfulness of the Body

Embodied Spirit: Mindfulness of the Body ~ The Buddha taught that mindfulness of the body is a direct path...

River of Change - part 2
River of Change – Part 2 – Bringing a Wise Heart to this Impermanent Life

These two talks look at how we relate to change – especially the notable changes involving loss of relationships...

River of Change Part 1
River of Change – Part 1: Bringing a Wise Heart to this Impermanent Life

These two talks look at how we relate to change – especially the notable changes involving loss of relationships...

Transforming Two Fears
Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO

There are two common fears that can block us from our full potential – fear of failure (FOF), and...

from Dragons to Schmoos - Compassionate Presence
From Dragons to Schmoos – Meeting Life with Compassionate Presence

The trance of unworthiness is sustained by our aversion to the dragons – the difficult emotions and related behaviors...

Trust - Trusting Your Baisc Goodness
Trusting Your Basic Goodness: Part 2

This talk continues the exploration of what causes our distrust of ourselves, others and life, and the pathways to...

Basic Trust - Part 1
Basic Trust – Part 1

One of the expressions of an awakened heart-mind is a basic trust in reality. These talks explore the severed...

True Resilience Part 2 - Awakening through All Circumstances
True Resilience – Part 2: Awakening through All Circumstances

Spiritual resilience enables us to deepen compassion and wisdom as we navigate life’s difficulties. In this two part series,...

Darkness of the Womb: Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering
Darkness of the Womb: Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering

Darkness of the Womb: Four Key Steps in Transforming Suffering – CC ~ We can either repeat old fear...