Dec 03, 2020 47 min
On Gratitude: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 98)
"As we peer into our experience, we peer into one of the biggest mysteries of all: The fact of our own consciousness peering back at the web of existence that created it."
Nov 23, 2020 50 min
The Wings of Awakening: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 97)
Compassion without wisdom can lead to emotional burnout. Wisdom without compassion can lead to detached apathy. Together they balance and complement each other on the path.
Nov 16, 2020 48 min
Lateral Drift: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 96)
If the straight-ahead, conscious approach fails to render a solution, the "lateral drift" approach can be employed by allowing the mind to stop thinking about the problem which allows a solution to suggest itself.
Nov 12, 2020 1 hr 30 min
Dr. Judith Blackstone: Healing Within Fundamental Consciousness (Episode 95)
From the safe experience of fundamental consciousness - a consciousness that is awake to, within and beyond the body - we can release and unburden the body's holding of trauma within the fascia.
Nov 09, 2020 59 min
The Knowing Ungrasps Tanha: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 94)
As the Buddha said, "The rain could turn to gold and still your thirst would not be slaked." In many ways, the entire path pivots on the skillful relationship to desire.
Nov 02, 2020 1 hr 6 min
The Heavenly Stings: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 93)
The initial experience of awakening is not often one of calm, serenity, and bliss; rather, the initial encounter is one of waking up to confusion, uncertainty, and despair. We can map our own psychological experience to the mythological story of the Buddha's biography.
Oct 26, 2020 50 min
Ungrasping This Moment: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 92)
If you let it, reality will wake you up out of your drifting state into a naturally awake state. This transitional pivot is the key moment upon which the entire spiritual path unfolds.
Oct 19, 2020 1 hr 13 min
The Movie, The Viewer, and The Light: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 91)
"The 'I' that is looking for pure awareness can't find it, just as a wave can't do something to find the ocean."
Oct 12, 2020 1 hr 19 min
I Am Not My Green Jumper: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 90)
If we respond to every television advertisement by purchasing the thing being advertised, we'd go bankrupt. In the same way, if we reflexively identify as the thinker of our thoughts, we make ourselves vulnerable to the demands of their message.
Oct 08, 2020 1 hr 27 min
Robin Wang: Yinyang Theory in Chinese Thought (Episode 89)
When two things interact, a third dynamic emerges. When two people come together a relationship emerges. When Yin and Yang come to harmony, a Third Way emerges as the Path.