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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 was given in 2015, yet it is as timely as ever. It views the ecological dis-ease of...

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,...

From Judgment to Self-Compassion
From Judgment to Self-Compassion (retreat talk)

When we’ve turned on ourselves with blame and aversion, it’s very difficult to arouse self-compassion. This talk looks at...

Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO
Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO

~ Two common fears can block us from our full potential – fear of failure (FOF), and fear...

Three Core Capacities in Loving Fully
Three Core Capacities in Loving Fully

CC ~ This talk looks at three ways of awakening our hearts—seeing goodness, feeling appreciation as a bodily experience,...

2018 Silstice Ceremony
2018 Winter Solstice Ceremony

La Sarmiento and Alli Mosehauer perform dharma spoof songs for the 2018 IMCW Solstice Celebration, followed by a candle...