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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 views the ecological dis-ease of our planet through the lens of our evolutionary unfolding. We explore the...

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...

Part 2 - Healing Anxiety - How Meditation Frees Us - Sleep
Part 2 – Healing Anxiety – How Meditation Frees Us

Anxiety and the fear of failure is a pervasive suffering around the world. It is also increasing—along with the...

Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice
Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice

CC ~ A key spiritual inquiry is, “In this moment, what most serves awakening?” Rather than a particular style...

Vipassana or Insight Meditation and Instruction: A Path of Practice from Retreat
Vipassana or Insight Meditation and Instruction: A Path of Practice from Retreat (31:15 min.)

Vipassana, also known as insight meditation, is training in bringing a clear mindful attention to our moment to moment...

Part 1 - Healing Anxiety - How Meditation Frees Us
Part 1 – Healing Anxiety – How Meditation Frees Us

Anxiety and the fear of failure is a pervasive suffering around the world. It is also increasing—along with the...

Authentic Thanks Giving
Authentic Thanks Giving

CC ~ How do we awaken our natural capacities for gratitude and generosity? This talk explores the pathways of...

Survival of the Nurtured - Our Path to Belonging
Survival of the Nurtured – Our Path to Belonging

“We are not the survival of the fittest. We are the survival of the nurtured.” — Louis Cozolino ...

Meditation: Awakening Our Energy Body
Part 2 – The Jewel in the Lotus: Cultivating Compassion

The compassion that arises from mindful awareness can heal our inner wounds, interpersonal conflict and the suffering in our...

Worrier Pose - Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear
Worrier Pose – Finding Freedom from the Body of Fear (retreat talk)

While fear is a natural part of our make up, many of us suffering when the “on” button gets...

Retreat Meditation: Loving Kindness - Awakening and Expressing Our Heart
Retreat Short Talk & Meditation: Loving Kindness – Awakening and Expressing Our Heart (36:50 min.)

This short talk and guided meditation remind us that we each have the capacity to awaken our hearts. We...