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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

Authentic kindness must include the life within us. These two talks examine the movement from an armored to a...

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

Wisdom is an innate capacity, but often covered over by trance. This talk explores how we abandon ourselves as...

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...