26 March – Video | Transcript | Discussion Synopsis: Four Immeasurables in detail, distractions as object of meditation, conceptual can enhance understanding
26 March – Video | Transcript | Meditation Synopsis: not recognizing nature of mind is source of confusion, and taking refuge as the first step of its antidote, benefitting self and others
26 March – Video | Transcript | Discussion Synopsis: practicing with equanimity, holding the unbounded view, how to navigate uncertainty
26 March – Video | Transcript | Meditation Synopsis: detailing the 4 immeasurables with focus on equanimity, the practice of contentment
5 March – Video | Transcript | Discussion Synopsis: developing ability to use the many tools we already have, goal of spontaneous loving kindness, protecting our view of bodhicitta, developing skill to just sit by river of our experience, the value of doing some experimenting with our teachings
5 March – Video | Transcript | Meditation Synopsis: Contemplating impermanence while reciting Refuge & Bodhicitta text
5 March – Video | Transcript | Meditation Synopsis: Contemplating impermanence, unbounded view without beginning or end.
26 February – Video | Transcript | PM Meditation Synopsis: develop skill to be present without manipulating experience
26 February – Video | Transcript | PM Q&A Synopsis: our practices are designed to discover nature of mind, working with shamatha w/o an object, karma and the union of wisdom and compassion
26 February- Video | Transcript | AM Meditation Synopsis: working with distractions
26 February- Video | Transcript | AM Q&A Synopsis: Trungpa’s ‘working basis’ of meditation is our mind, practice being present with experience, rather than elaborate it, dichotomy between brain and mind, big perspective of unbounded view and little perspective of science
29 January – Video | Transcript | AM Q&A Synopsis: experience fresh, we have exactly what we need, kindness of intention
29 January – Video | Transcript | PM Q&A Synopsis: eyes open or closed, daily practice is critical, working with pieces of experience, benefit of community, seeing and working with illusory nature, relax in space of not being relaxed, Carrying Practice: being present with experience in daily ordinary activity
New Years Retreat – 1 January 2017
- Session 1 – Video | Transcript | Synopsis: occasionally assess practice, Carrying Practice: instruction for calm abiding with breath 24/7.
- Session 2 – Video | Transcript | Synopsis: relying on sources of refuge, transition from contemplate to meditate.
- Session 3 – Video | Transcript | Synopsis: visualize all beings present, aspire to be of benefit.
- Session 4 – Video | Transcript | Synopsis: ism’s and awakened mind, setting & holding intention, Carrying Practice: really short sessions in daily life (reasons and methods), placing and holding, simple methods that evolve into profound, working with relative & ultimate, story of crying bodhisattva, about taking refuge.