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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)

We all have conditioning to do what we can to protect and promote our wellbeing. Our suffering arises to...

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

Topics include individualizing your meditation practice, working with the “tangles,” forgiveness practice, and using the “N-Nurturing” of RAIN. Given...

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

Link to transcript in PDF here.   CC   ~ We all have conditioning to do what we can to...

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

This talk differentiates between egoic intentions (driven by wants and fears), and our true aspiration (deepest desires) to manifest...

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

  CC   ~ The grounds of happiness, loving relationships and a just and flourishing society is honesty. And...

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...

Love, and Death
Love, and Death (Retreat Talk)

To live our lives fully, we need to embrace the natural unfolding of birthing and dying. Yet we are...

Darkness of the Womb
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...

Your Awake Heart is Calling You
Your Awake Heart Is Calling You

Your Awake Heart Is Calling You ~ As individuals and societies, we are pulled by both the insecurity of...

Dissolving Trance with RAIN
Dissolving Trance with RAIN

One of the pervasive expressions of trance is identifying with a limited and separate sense of self.  This talk...

Refuge in Truth, Love and Awareness
Refuge in Truth, Love and Awareness

The three archetypal refuges of truth, love and awareness are interweaving pathways home found in most spiritual traditions. This...