Talks and Meditations from Retreats

Retreat


Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness (from retreat)
Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness (from retreat) (30:03 min.) ~ with video

~ an Open Awareness Meditation ~ When our awareness is awake and open, we naturally respond to this changing...

Guided Heart Meditation – Loving Kindness – Befriending our Lives (27:22 min.)
Guided Heart Meditation: Loving Kindness – Befriending our Lives (27:22 min.)

This heart meditation guides us in how to cultivate a deep quality of friendliness in relating to our inner...

Guided Heart Meditation: Releasing Blame (retreat) (41:39 min.)
Short Talk & Guided Heart Meditation: Releasing Blame (retreat) (41:39 min.)

Our self-protective habits of resentment and blame block intimacy and connection with ourself and others. This short talk and...

The Power of Awake Awareness
The Power of Awake Awareness (retreat talk)

We all encounter “demons” of fear, anger, hurt, craving and shame. This talk explores our key ways of resisting...

Introductory Meditation Istructions and Guided Practice from Retreat
Introductory Meditation Instructions – Guided Practice from Retreat (39:02 min.)

This guided session includes an overview of the primary components in meditation practices, and then guidance in awakening the...

Short Talk and Guided Heart Meditation – Releasing Blame (retreat)(37:50 min.)
Short Talk and Guided Heart Meditation – Releasing Blame (retreat)(37:50 min.)

This meditation explores the meaning of forgiveness and its role in healing and transformation. We then are guided in...

Short Talk and Guided Heart Meditation - Loving Kindness - Befriending our Lives
Short Talk and Guided Heart Meditation – Loving Kindness – Befriending our Lives (39:29 min.)

This meditation introduces the domain of “heart practices” and then guides us in how to cultivate a deep quality...

Trusting Who We Are
Trusting Who We Are (retreat talk)

When we are suffering, we are believing something untrue – usually a limiting story about who we are. This...

Meditation: Calling on Loving Presence
Meditation: Calling on Loving Presence (18:18 min)

Often, when we’re really struggling, the only way to find compassion for ourselves is by reaching out to a...

Judgment, Acceptance and Freedom
Judgment, Acceptance and Freedom (Retreat Talk)

The boundary to what we accept is the boundary to our freedom. This talk explores the often unconscious ways...

Retreat MeditationVipassana or Insight Meditation and Instruction: from Day 4 on Retreat (29:20 min.)
Vipassana or Insight Meditation and Instruction: from Day 4 on Retreat (29:20 min.)

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

Conscious Prayer - Finding Refuge in Loving Awareness (retreat talk)
Conscious Prayer – Finding Refuge in Loving Awareness (retreat talk)

Prayer is a communing with our enlarged being. This talk examines less conscious forms of prayer, and how we...

Meditation: Being the Ocean and Opening to the Waves
Meditation: Being the Ocean and Opening to the Waves (retreat) (26:55 min.)

We can’t truly open to the waves of life unless we recognize our Oceanness, the formless awareness that is...

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...

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...

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...

Landlocked in Fur – Three Domains of Formless Presence
Three Domains of Formless Presence – Landlocked in Fur (retreat talk)

While we have evolved to experience a defining sense of separate self, our potential is to awaken to the...

Meditation: The Silence That's Listening
Meditation: The Silence That’s Listening (morning on retreat) (27:15 min.)

Listening to sounds is a powerful way to quiet the thinking mind and connect with the natural openness of...

Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness
Meditation: Spacious, Loving Awareness (from retreat) (30:03 min.)

~ an Open Awareness Meditation ~ When our awareness is awake and open, we naturally respond to this changing...