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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.

Video: Listening with the Heart Dharma Talk

Video: Listening with the Heart Dharma Talk

When we learn to rest in awareness, our whole being can both comprehend the situation and be at ease. We see the dance of life, we dance beautifully, yet we’re not caught in it.

Video: Summer Solstice Dharma Talk

Video: Summer Solstice Dharma Talk

Here we are in the change of seasons—the great turning. The sun is something for us to pay attention to, something we often take for granted. Notice the way the gift of sunlight streams behind everything.

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: Compassionate Heart Dharma Talk

Video: Compassionate Heart Dharma Talk

With mindfulness we can open to the mystery of our human incarnation—to gaze with an open heart at the unbearable beauty and the ocean of tears that make up life.

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.

Video: Joy (Mudita) Dharma Talk

Video: Joy (Mudita) Dharma Talk

“Live in joy, in love, even among those who hate. Live in joy, in health, even among the afflicted. Live in joy, in peace, even among the troubled. Look within, be still. Free from fear and attachment, know the sweet joy of the way.” —Buddha

Video: Seeing the World with the Heart of Wisdom Dharma Talk

Video: Seeing the World with the Heart of Wisdom Dharma Talk

The poet Mary Oliver writes, “To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.” This is our dance, our human incarnation: to tend and love that which is ephemeral.

Video: The Sacred Pause Dharma Talk

Video: The Sacred Pause Dharma Talk

How do we tend ourselves, how do we tend this world? Can we pause, be present, take a step back and be the loving awareness that witnesses it all? We are consciousness itself having a human experience.

Video: Reconciliation Dharma Talk

Video: Reconciliation Dharma Talk

Conflict is natural—we can be attached to our needs, desires, ideas and visions. Our brains are wired with a negativity bias to look for things that are threatening. But some other part of us knows there is another way.

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.

Video: Rekindle and Renew Dharma Talk

Video: Rekindle and Renew Dharma Talk

Many of us discover we live partially in a dreamworld, cut off from whole pieces of our life, our body, our past. Though we may sense our disconnection, we do not know exactly what is wrong. Enlightenment must be lived here and now through this very body or else it is not genuine.

Video: Wonder, Mystery, Awe, Gratitude

Video: Wonder, Mystery, Awe, Gratitude

We are spiritual beings incarnated into human form. We need to remember our zip code as well as our Buddha nature. We are creatures of this paradox. By neither grasping nor resisting life, we can find wakefulness and freedom in the midst of our joys and sorrows.

Video: Election Day Dharma Talk

Video: Election Day Dharma Talk

It’s an important time to come together. We don’t want outer conflicts to take over the heart. Then we can venture into the conflict of the world with a peaceful heart and plant and water seeds of goodness.

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: How We Keep Our Mind, How We Steady Our Heart

Video: How We Keep Our Mind, How We Steady Our Heart

This is a time when the veils have been lifted—with the pandemic, climate change, & calls for justice we see that we are not separate. When we meditate from a place of “don’t know mind,” not clinging to our view of what we think is supposed to be right, we start to see that our heart is big enough to hold it all.

Video: Listening with the Heart Dharma Talk

Video: Listening with the Heart Dharma Talk

What these divisive times call for more than anything else is an ability to listen with the heart. The Buddha explained that if the members of a society come together and listen to each other in harmony and with respect for one another, they will prosper and not decline.

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: Suffering Is Not the End of the Story

Video: Suffering Is Not the End of the Story

Suffering is not the end of the story. We can get lost in our suffering. But we can also be witness to bravery and the possibility of life. Mindfulness can help us live wisely amidst difficulties.

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: Right Effort Dharma Talk

Video: Right Effort Dharma Talk

What is right effort? Simply the effort to be mindful, to notice what is happening in the present moment without judging it. In Zen it is called effortless effort. Effortless effort is not an effort to gain or attain anything, but simply the discipline and effort to stay aware in the present.

Video: The Peaceful Heart

Video: The Peaceful Heart

This dharma talk explores how the combination of compassion and equanimity can give rise to a peaceful heart even in times of turmoil and great change.

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: What the World Needs Now: Courage, Mindfulness, and Love

Video: What the World Needs Now: Courage, Mindfulness, and Love

Enjoy this free replay of a remarkable evening of shared teachings during which author and activist Valarie Kaur, mindfulness coach George Mumford, meditation teacher Tara Brach and I discussed love in action—how we can create a more caring, equitable and joyful world.

Video: Love in Action

Video: Love in Action

Enjoy this free replay of a remarkable evening of shared teachings during which author and activist Valarie Kaur, mindfulness coach George Mumford, meditation teacher Tara Brach and I discussed love in action—how we can create a more caring, equitable and joyful world.

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: Courage in Our Difficult Time

Video: Courage in Our Difficult Time

The value of our harshest difficulties is how honestly they cause us to question, how they intensify our courage and bring alive our deepest inner purpose, how they reawaken our soul’s task on earth.

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.

Find Peace

 

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