Talks and Meditations with Videos


Spiritual Empowerment: A Heart That's Ready for Anything
Spiritual Empowerment ~ “A Heart That is Ready for Anything”
Spiritual Empowerment ~ “A Heart That is Ready for Anything” ~ When we are...
Attachments and Addictions
Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Working with Attachments and Addictions
In Buddhist cosmology the torment of intense desire that can never really be satisfied...
Trusting Our Hearts - Trust in Our Basic Goodness
Trusting Our Hearts – Trust in Our Basic Goodness
Trust in our basic goodness directly effects our capacity for intimacy with others, creativity...
Letting Go - Freedom
Letting Go – The Freedom of Awake Awareness
We know we need to let go of harmful habits like obsessive worry, blame...
Your Future Self
Your Future Self: Turning Towards Your Awakened HeartMind
Our lives are shaped by our evolutionary past – the fears and wants that...
Wise Investigation
Wise Investigation: Dissolving the Trance
If we are suffering, it is because we are believing something that is not...
Real but Not True: Freeing Ourselves from Harmful Beliefs
Real But Not True: Freeing Ourselves from Harmful Beliefs
Thoughts and beliefs are navigational maps that are not inherently true. Rather, some serve...
Happy for No Reason: A Dog and Her Fish - Happiness
Happy for No Reason – Part 2: Opening to Happiness
These two talks explore the two different kinds of happiness, the blocks to happiness,...
RAIN of Forgiveness
The RAIN of Forgiveness
The capacity to release the armoring of hatred and blame is intrinsic to our...
Healing Self-Doubt
Healing Self-Doubt
Healing Self-Doubt – Siddhartha Gautama’s last challenge before enlightenment was doubt, and to some...
Meditation: Opening and Calming
Meditation: Opening and Calming (13 min. video)
This meditation guides us in collecting and quieting the mind with the breath, and...
The Power of Inquiry in Spiritual Awakening – Part 1
Part I – In spiritual life, inquiry arises from our deep yearning to understand...
Three Attitudes that Nourish a Liberating Practice
A key spiritual inquiry is, “In this moment, what most serves awakening?” Rather than...
Three Blessings on the Journey (Part 2)
Drawing on a wonderful teaching story from the Upanishads, these two talks explore the...
Three Blessings on the Journey (Part 1)
Drawing on a wonderful teaching story from the Upanishads, these two talks explore the...
Gateways of Remembrance: The Three Refuges
This talk explores the traditional refuges of awareness (buddha nature), truth (dharma) and love...
Secret Beauty – Seeing the Goodness – Solstice Talk
This solstice talk explores two pathways to realizing the Secret Beauty that is our...
Meditation: The RAIN of Self-Compassion (10:42 min)
This meditation is included at the end of the RAIN of Self-Compassion talk. This...
The RAIN of Self-Compassion
The RAIN of Self-Compassion
This talk explores three key features of the trance of unworthiness and introduces a...
Desire: A Current of Homecoming
Desire is intrinsic to our aliveness, yet when we have unmet needs, it can...