Talks

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Taking Refuge in the Buddha as the Cultivation of Faith
09/25/2019, Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Taking Refuge in the Buddha
9/12/2019, Women's Wilderness Meditation, Hiking & Yoga Retreat

The Joy of Realization...or Tacos & Lemonade
8/21/2019, Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Tending to What We Love; Joy as an Act of Resistance
8/7/2019, Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Refuges, Precepts, Renunciation & Spiritual Urgency An exploration of essential and practical practices of loving resistance for our times.
10/31/2018, Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Is Suffering Optional? An exploration of not making a terrible thing more terrible with the support of 7 reflection questions for everyday practice.
08/22/2018, Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Happiness; Choice & Chance. How does the arrangement of our minds affect the arrangement of our lives?
06/13/2018, 
Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Falling in Love with the Earth
By protecting myself, I protect others. By protecting others, I protect myself." - the Buddha
11/08/2017 Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Wise Effort as a Radical Act of Hospitality.
06/21/2017, Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center
 
What's in the laundry bag, anyway?
Wise livelihood -- what we do matters and what happens when our good intentions end up in a cloud of smoke.
05/17/2017, Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center  
 
I Undertake the Training to Take Good Care
What is non-harming, really? Exploring our practice on a journey through the Grand Canyon.
08-24-2016, Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center  
 
The Parami of Patience - A Primary Practice
Exploring the practice of Patience as a real and palpable cause of happiness - a refuge and support during difficult times.
03-02-2016, Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center  
 
Expanding the Bottom Line of the Heart
Re-defining the Bottom Line. Exploring the intersection of mindfulness and the dharma in the workplace - expanding the bottom line and profitability of the heart.
01-27-2016, Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center  
 
Why We are Here
A tribute class to Sylvia Boorstein and Donald Rothberg exploring our motivation, intention and experience of practice - what we've learned and what we love.
09-09-2015, Wednesday morning class, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

These days I want nothing more than to enter an empty room with a group of strangers and sit still and quiet in samadhi, nondistracted awareness, for the better part of a day. I am always astonished by the presence of people who would dare to do such a thing - burn perfectly good daylight to get nothing done....We have the power to transform everything when we have the courage to do nothing.

from Paradise in Plain Sight; Lessons from a Zen Garden by Karen Maezen Miller  

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