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Stories That Imprison Our Hearts
Stories That Imprison Our Heart – Part 1

Our suffering arises from fear-based stories that are often outside our awareness. These include stories of our deficiency or...

Happiness is Possible
Happiness Is Possible: De-conditioning the Negativity Bias – Part 2

There is an inner freedom that expresses as happiness and peace, and it is accessible when we arrive in...

Happy for No Reason: A Dog and Her Fish - Happiness
Happiness is Possible: De-conditioning the Negativity Bias – Part 1

There is an inner freedom that expresses as happiness and peace, and it is accessible when we arrive in...

The Reality of Change
The Reality of Change: Embracing this Living Dying World

“What is it that allows us to open our hearts to every moment of our life? It’s the remembrance...

Radical Compassion - Part 2
Radical Compassion – Part 2 ~

Radical Compassion – Part 2 – Compassion is the medicine we most need as individuals and a species to...

Radical Compassion - Part 1
Radical Compassion – Part 1 (retreat talk)

Radical Compassion – Part 1 –   CC   ~ Compassion is the medicine we most need as individuals and...

Relaxing the Over-Controller - Part 2
Relaxing the Over Controller – Part 2 (retreat talk)

Relaxing the Over-Controller – Part 2 – We all have conditioning to do what we can to protect and...

Instruction and Question-Response
Instruction and Question-Response during Retreat (9:44 min)

Instruction and Question-Response during Retreat – Topics include individualizing your meditation practice, working with the “tangles,” forgiveness practice, and...

Relaxing the Over-Controller - Part 1
Relaxing the Over-Controller – Part 1

Relaxing the Over-Controller – Part I – Link to transcript in PDF here.   CC   ~ We all have...

Ask the Friend for Love - prayer
Ask the Friend for Love – exploring living prayer

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

Sure Heart's Release
Sure Heart’s Release – “redux”

Sure Heart’s Release – a favorite talk from 2015 The pathway to our awakened heart includes deep recognition of...

Namaste: Soul Recognition: The Practice of Namaste
Soul Recognition: The Practice of Namaste

In our daily trance we experience ourselves and others through a filter of wants, fears, stories and beliefs. Drawing...

Healing Trauma
Healing Addiction: De-conditioning the Hungry Ghosts

 CC ~ This talk examines the suffering that arises when due to unmet needs for love and safety, our...

Exquisite Risk Transcript - Undefended Heart
Taking ‘The Exquisite Risk:’ An Undefended Heart

Taking ‘The Exquisite Risk:’ An Undefended Heart –   CC   ~ Poet Mark Nepo uses the phrase “exquisite...

Realizing Our Deepest Desires
Realizing Your Deepest Desires

Realizing Your Deepest Desires – This talk differentiates between egoic intentions (driven by wants and fears), and our true...

Healing Trauma
Healing Trauma: The Light Shines Through the Broken Places

  CC   ~ Most of us have encountered trauma either in our own direct experience or with someone...

Listening to the Song - Part 2
Listening to the Song – Part 2

Listening is more than a communications skill, it is a capacity that awakens our awareness. As we learn to...

Listening to the Song - Part 1
Listening to the Song – Part 1

Listening is more than a communications skill, it is a capacity that awakens our awareness. As we learn to...

Being Truthful
Being Truthful

Being Truthful –   CC   ~ The grounds of happiness, loving relationships and a just and flourishing society...

Heart Metta Lovingkindness Practice
Trusting Our Awakening Heart

The more we trust that our awareness and heart are awakening, the more we find ease, grace and true...