Rather than waking up it seems that most of us need to wake down. How can our insights and the awakening process move from being primarily experiential to becoming functional, relational, and lived? In this session Leela explores spiritual practice as a fundamentally earthly practice. How do we awake a presence that does not contract in contact with experience? It is an invitation to explore what it means to awaken a belly presence that makes us truly embodied and that potentially embraces and integrates our instinctual nature: our social, sexual and survival drive.
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Awareness Shift: Knowing the Nature of the Body, Heart/Mind through the 5 Elements
February 27, 2022
Sometimes a simple shift of our perception can change our sense of everything and allow for a fresh experience of the personal and transpersonal simultaneously. There is so much more ease in a relaxed, open view. By widening our awareness aperture and somatically exploring our composition, we revisit connection. Sensing the organic arising and passing of…
“Meditation instructions getting in the way” and “Recollective awareness meditation”
June 21, 2015
Daily Meditation Recordings, with Martin Aylward – Week of June 21, 2021
We’re fortunate that Martin Aylward has generously offered to lead our daily meditation sessions for Europe and the UK this week. To find out more about Martin, and view his other recordings on the platform, click here.
Relief – In This Very Moment, In This Very Breath
April 21, 2019
Practicing mindfulness together with the four Divine Abidings (loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity), we develop our ability to bring relief to even the most challenging moments of our lives. We begin by strengthening our habit to increase our mindfulness as stress increases and then apply the Divine Abiding that is most appropriate for a…
Inner Peace in a Chaotic World
November 25, 2018
In this session Ronya leads us on a journey of exploring the Buddhist principles and practices specifically designed to promote “inner peace” – even amidst a chaotic world. “Everybody wants a happy life. This goal is entirely dependent on our inner peace… We are trying to seek a joyful, happy life from the outside —…
Being your own physician.
April 17, 2016
Worldwide Insight talk from Ralph Steele: “Being Your Own Physician: Using the Four Noble Truths for Diagnosing, Cleansing and to support Embodiment”. Guided meditation, Dharma talk and Q&A.
Can love reveal ultimate reality?
December 19, 2021
We know the cost to the reality of life through deprivation of love.
Science has eliminated love from its analysis of reality.
We cannot know ultimate reality though highlighting the mind and dismissing the heart or vice-versa.
The Buddha made frequent reference to metta with its three-fold application of deep love, kindness or friendship.
This talk will explore the relationship of love to ultimate reality.
Love and Dust: Opening your Heart Wide to a Dying World
May 12, 2019
With the fragile condition of our eco-system finally breaking through into the mainstream news cycle, we can easily be overwhelmed by the loss of biodiversity and permafrost, the pollution of earth, air and oceans, and the attendant insecurity and danger to life on earth. We might struggle both with the information itself – the amount,…