Talks

(click the link below to be taken to Dharmaseed.org)

 

“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