Talks

 

bleeding heart, lighter dry brush 1Remembering What Matters

Our spiritual practice invites us to investigate deeply: what really matters in this life of ours? What is a wholesome way of walking in this world? What leads to suffering and what leads to the end of suffering? This talk explores aspects of Wise Intention in our busy, everyday lives.

January 13, 2015

 

Happiness: Delight in the Pleasant
Our spiritual path invites us to cultivate and, indeed, to simply awaken, a deep and abiding happiness that is independent of conditions. This talk is a beginning exploration of different kinds of happiness that we can awaken  and cultivate as both the nourishment and the fruit of our practice.

March 24, 2015

 

Happiness: The Bliss of Blamelessness
This talk continues to inquire into happiness with an exploration of morality and virtue as one of the kinds of happiness that we can awaken  and cultivate as both the nourishment and the fruit of our practice.

April 14, 2015

 

Joyful Effort: link

false sunflowerWise and joyful effort in our spiritual practice brings to every moment the full energy required by the task. In this talk, we explore an effort that is creative, alive, personal and playful. With these qualities, we can truly  sustain our practice as we each navigate the ups and downs of our own personal path.

May 11, 2015

 

Wise Intention: link

Over and over in his teachings, the Buddha invites us to remember the profound limits of the human mind’s ordinary  habits.  While we can appreciate the relative benefits of personal safety, stability and security, his teachings remind us to cultivate the intention toward full presence and letting go in every moment of this wild, unpredictable life.

May 13, 2015

 

With a Boundless Heart: Releasing Shame and Self Criticism: link

Our spiritual path invites us to cultivate and, indeed, to simply awaken, a deep and abiding happiness that is independent of conditions. This talk focuses on the happiness and kindness of a boundless heart as we release shame and self criticism and allow our own goodness and worthiness to be awakened and revealed.

July 5, 2015