Talks and Meditations with Videos


Compassion Towards All: Moving toward a Plant Based Diet
Compassion Towards All: Moving toward a Plant Based Diet
For most of human history it’s been “normal” to eat non-human animals. This is...
Equanimity: A Heart That is Ready for Anything (Duck Meditation)
Equanimity: A Heart That is Ready for Anything (Duck Meditation)
Equanimity is the quality of presence that is open, balanced and non-reactive. As this...
Beyond the Controlling Self – Part 2
Beyond the Controlling Self – Part 2
It’s natural that we do what we can to ward off danger and further...
Beyond the Controlling Self - Part 1
Beyond the Controlling Self – Part 1
It’s natural that we do what we can to ward off danger and further...
The Four Remembrances
The Four Remembrances
When we attune to the reality of impermanence and death, we remember what most...
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred - Part 2
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 2
This two part series explores how we regularly leave our body and skim life’s...
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred- Part 1
Embodied Presence: Portal to the Sacred – Part 1
This two part series explores how we regularly leave our body and skim life’s...
Meditation: Resting in a Sea of Presence
Meditation: Resting in a Sea of Presence (20:49 min.)
This mindful body scan leads us into a practice of relaxing back into awareness,...
The Sacred Art of Listening
The Sacred Art of Listening
Just as presence is the heart of meditation, so deep listening is at the...
Spiritual Reparenting
Spiritual Reparenting
~ When we are not sufficiently nurtured in childhood, we are inclined toward...
Living with Courageous Presence
Living with Courageous Presence
~ The essence of courage is to willingly feel our vulnerability; this is...
Meditation: The Practice of RAIN
Meditation: The Practice of RAIN (20:00 min.)
The acronym RAIN – Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture – guides us in bringing mindfulness...
Earth's Crisis: On the Edge of the Roof
Earth’s Crisis: On the Edge of the Roof
This talk was given in 2015, yet it is as timely as ever. It...
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 –...
Realizing Your Deepest Intention
Realizing Your Deepest Intention
~ The Buddha taught that this whole life – including our thoughts, feelings...
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)...
Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO
Transforming Two Fears: FOF and FOMO
~ Two common fears can block us from our full potential – 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...
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?”...
Authentic Thanks Giving
Authentic Thanks Giving
CC ~ How do we awaken our natural capacities for gratitude and generosity? This...