Talks and Meditations with Videos


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...
Loving Life, Loving Earth
With prayers for Paris: What will it take to have us collectively awaken to...
Part 2: Awakening through Anger – The U-Turn to Freedom
While we have strong conditioning to react to aggression with more aggression, we have...
Part 1: Awakening through Anger – The U-Turn to Freedom
Anger is naturally triggered when we feel an obstacle to meeting our needs. How...
Compass of Our Heart
All of our actions, our entire life experience, arises from the energy of intention. ...
Relating Wisely with Imperfection
Our survival brain reacts to perceived imperfection with aversion and anxiety, and if we...
Trusting Ourselves, Trusting Life
Trusting Ourselves, Trusting Life
How can we trust in basic goodness when we encounter so much greed and...
The Sacred Pause
Transcript now available: The Sacred Pause   CC   ~ When we are lost...