Meditations

Video: Loving Witness Meditation

Video: Loving Witness Meditation

You are consciousness itself—open, spacious, letting the breath breathe itself. Notice how emotions, feelings and thoughts rise and fall like the waves of the ocean; you are the loving witness to them all.

Audio: Refuge in Difficult Times

Audio: Refuge in Difficult Times

In times of stress, it’s important to discover ways to quiet our minds and tend our hearts. This meditation and visualization can help us cultivate an inner refuge that can guide us through difficult times.

Video: Listening with the Heart Meditation

Video: Listening with the Heart Meditation

Let the field of loving awareness open, so the heart knows you can listen to the world around you with tender care. By listening with a compassionate heart and a wisdom mind, your understanding can grow.

Audio: Walking Meditation

Audio: Walking Meditation

Walking meditation is another way to develop calm, connectedness, and embodied awareness. It can be practiced regularly, before or after sitting meditation, or any time on its own, such as after a busy day at work or on a lazy Sunday morning.

Video: Summer Solstice Meditation

Video: Summer Solstice Meditation

May you be at ease. May you be well. May you be healed. May you be happy.
As you offer this lovingkindness to yourself, image you can fill yourself with the light of your loving awareness.

Video: Joy (Mudita) Meditation

Video: Joy (Mudita) Meditation

May you be joyful. May you remember that child of spirit that was born in you. May your joy increase. May the causes for happiness and joy grow stronger in your life.

Video: Loving Awareness Meditation

Video: Loving Awareness Meditation

To recite the intention of reconciliation is to willingly plant a seed of reconnection and love in our heart. As we repeat each phrase, we turn our intention to the possibility of restoring harmony where suffering has set us apart.

Audio: A Meditation on Grief

Audio: A Meditation on Grief

  When after heavy rain the storm clouds disperse, is it not that they’ve wept themselves clear to the end? —Ghalib Grief is one of the heart’s natural responses to loss. When we grieve we allow ourselves to feel the truth of our pain, the...

Audio: Grounding Practice

Audio: Grounding Practice

Do this grounding practice for 3-5 minutes at different times of the day to steady yourself. With each breath, exhale tension. Let yourself imagine that you have roots that go deep into the soil of the earth, to steady and nurture you. If images...

Video: Reconciliation Meditation

Video: Reconciliation Meditation

To recite the intention of reconciliation is to willingly plant a seed of reconnection and love in our heart. As we repeat each phrase, we turn our intention to the possibility of restoring harmony where suffering has set us apart.

Meditation on Gratitude and Joy

Meditation on Gratitude and Joy

Begin the practice of gratitude by feeling how year after year you have cared for your own life. Now let yourself begin to acknowledge all that has supported you in this care. And Just as we are grateful for our blessings, so we can be grateful for the blessings of others

Video: Align Yourself with Goodness Meditation

Video: Align Yourself with Goodness Meditation

Envision a field of goodness—there are a billion acts of goodness happening in the world right now by parents, children, friends, teachers, nurses, doctors, artists, cooks, healers—so many of us tending one another with love.

Video: Quiet Mind, Steady Heart Meditation

Video: Quiet Mind, Steady Heart Meditation

During these challenging times it’s important to steady our hearts so we can tend ourselves and then respond and tend the world around us from a place of a wiser, more peaceful heart.

Video: Listening with the Heart Meditation

Video: Listening with the Heart Meditation

Meditation is a deep listening with the body, heart and mind to find a graciousness, wisdom, and ease amidst all the change around us. Invite a sense of calm and steadiness with each breath. You are the loving awareness that is tuning in. What does your heart most want you to remember, care for, tend?

Video: Calm and Ease Meditation

Video: Calm and Ease Meditation

This meditation is for calming your heart and mind. Steady yourself by relaxing into the breath. When your breath becomes soft, let your attention become gentle and careful, as soft as the breath itself. You will find awareness of the breath helping to steady and quiet your whole body and mind.

Video: Compassion & Equanimity Meditation

Video: Compassion & Equanimity Meditation

Equanimity is often taught as a complement to the practices of lovingkindness and compassion because it’s understood in Buddhist psychology that if we only practice lovingkindness and compassion, we can mistakenly get attached to the way we think things are supposed to be.

Video: The Medicine of the Dharma Meditation

Video: The Medicine of the Dharma Meditation

Bring a compassionate attention to your body…. hold your body tenderly, with its joys and its tightness, its longings and its love, as if you would hold a child who is frightened, exhausted and weary. Say thank you to your body for carrying so much.

Video: Heart of Compassion Meditation

Video: Heart of Compassion Meditation

Compassion is the tenderness of the heart when it encounters suffering. For the circle of compassion to flow it requires the care of those suffering around you but that circle must include one other being–yourself.

Video: Steady Heart Meditation

Video: Steady Heart Meditation

As you sit quietly, let yourself sense your connection with the earth, a grounding as if you have energetic roots that are steady, deep and connected. Feel the whole energy field of the body with a loving awareness that has no judgment but is kind and curious.

Audio: Worldwide Healing of Love

Audio: Worldwide Healing of Love

However difficult the times, suffering is not the end of the story—love is. May your spirit be strong. May you be safe and protected. May you be filled with deep healing. May you be held by love.

Audio: Compassion in the Time of Coronavirus

Audio: Compassion in the Time of Coronavirus

This 13-minute practice is a way to hold yourself and all those around you in a heart of compassion.Visit the Pandemic Resources page on my website for meditations & other materials.

Video: Calm, Clarity, Compassion Meditation

Video: Calm, Clarity, Compassion Meditation

Let the breath be natural. Let the heart be soft to receive whatever arises with compassion. Now with this embodied presence, begin to notice the play of your human experience—sensations, sounds, feelings and thoughts. Become the loving witness of it all.

Family Peace: A Reconciliation Meditation

Family Peace: A Reconciliation Meditation

    If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family. —Ram Dass In Buddhist monasteries when conflict arises, the monks and nuns are encouraged to undertake a formal practice of reconciliation. They begin with this simple...

Audio: Letting Go Meditation

Audio: Letting Go Meditation

The art of living wisely requires us to learn to let go. But how can we do so? Sometimes we need more love or forgiveness. This teaching and meditation will help show the way. Letting go does not mean losing the knowledge we have gained from the...

Audio: Transforming Difficult Emotions

Audio: Transforming Difficult Emotions

Practicing with the power of loving awareness and interested attention to intense states in body and heart, we can create a field of deep understanding and transformation.

Audio: Spacious Awareness

Audio: Spacious Awareness

Remember, wherever you are, spaciousness is always available. We know this, but we often forget. Yet spaciousness is not far away. With this simple meditation we are invited to allow the deep spaciousness of loving awareness to arise.

Audio: Open To Timelessness

Audio: Open To Timelessness

Eternity is always here. It is always Now. In this simple meditation, we are invited to become "The One Who Knows," the spacious witness to all things. We can take a breath, come to rest, step outside of time, let go of making and doing and...

Audio: Meditations On Trust

Audio: Meditations On Trust

“Enlightenment is one with the trusting heart.”- Zen proverb You can learn to trust the big picture, you can learn to trust your inner knowing, you can be inspired by trust. These simple meditations invite you to find in yourself a trusting...

Audio: Mind Like Ocean Meditation

Audio: Mind Like Ocean Meditation

Waves arise naturally on the surface of the vast ocean without troubling its depth. This meditation is an invitation to make your mind like the vast ocean.

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