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This morning was in my usual technical flow after I give a talk.   Mike or Bob give me a usb thumb drive with the recorded talk. I pop it into GarageBand on my mac and do some minor editing. I trim the beginning and end, put on a musical intro and ending and adjust
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One with Everything TV

November 20, we will be shooting the pilot for “One with Everything,” a show based on awareness, presence and transformation. Link: http://www.onewitheverything.tv   “Can a late-night talk show be enlightening and entertaining while also helping us to learn and transform ourselves? We’ll find out on the new show, One With Everything.   Join us for
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The Three Characteristics of Reality

Special AUDIO: This talk explores how you can sensitize yourself to more quickly recognize the Three Characteristics of Reality and transform your relationship to stress and suffering.   You’ll learn how these elemental qualities of existence pervade every moment and how, by seeing clearly into impermanence, your relationship to impermanence and how impermanence infuses your
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Back from the Fall Retreat

What a week with my fellow teachers at the IMCW Fall Retreat at Pearlstone Retreat Center. Adam Thubten, founder and spiritual director of the Dharmata Foundation shared his wonderful presence with us. The result was a blend of both Theravaden and Tibetan practices and teachings with both depth and laughter.   Pat Coffey, Anam Thubten,
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Fall Migration Meditation

Canada geese moving along the Potomac on a cold, grey fall morning. Soundtrack from “A Touch of Grace” by Jonathan Foust and Tod Norian.       iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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Embodied Presence

Special AUDIO: This talk explores why awareness of the body is core to your meditation practice.   You’ll learn the about the relationship of the body to the mind, emotions and states of consciousness as well as strategies for how to practice mindfulness of the body. You’ll also learn how practicing awareness of the body
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Autumn Leaves

First light: It’s getting kind of orgasmic out there in the woods!   Geek facts: Luxix GH-4, 12-35/F2.8 ISO 400 f/4 1/20     iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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Five Reasons Why a Daylong Retreat is a Great Investment

I am just back home after leading a daylong retreat “The Questions That Can Heal and Set You Free”.   I feel refreshed, inspired and touched by a day with such kind and thoughtful folks.   If you have thought about taking time out of your busy life for a daylong retreat, here are five
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Memorial for my Father

Quaker services are all about the moment. We meet in silence and members speak when they feel moved.   We held a memorial service for my father at our summer Meetinghouse in Maidencreek, Pennsylvania this last weekend. It’s a one-room unheated, simple stone building surrounded by trees.   Gathered in the comfortable silence generated by
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Ch-ch-changes

I’m up in the Berkshire Mountains at Kripalu Center this week and it’s peak foliage season.   Impermanence is one of the three factors of reality and it’s quite evident up here. Here are two trees in different stages of their moulting process.   Geek facts: Lumix GH4 Panasonic Vario 100-300   iTunes podcast here,
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Before Sunrise

Not only is there appreciably less light in the mornings, I can’t remember a time when it’s been so consistently grey and fogged in.   Some early pre-dawn images from the river.     Geek facts: Lumix GH4 Panasonic Vario 100-300   iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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Change Yourself, Change the World

Special AUDIO: This talk explores the theme of Earth Care Week and how the stress and suffering of what you see around you can be seen as a mirror of your internal world.   You’ll learn how, by reflecting on the core teachings of 1) the fact of suffering, 2) the cause of suffering, 3)
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Saying No

This week in class I talked about the classic instruction regarding “saying yes” to life.   Father Thomas Keating, one of the chief architects of Centering Prayer, described meditation as “the practice of consent,” accepting your experience to be exactly what it is.   I also talked little bit about how “no” is also saying
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The Art of Yes

Special AUDIO: The talk explores some fundamentals of a meditation practice and how (sometimes) saying ‘yes’ to what is present can dramatically shift your relationship to the here and now.   You’lll learn my favorite definition of mindfulness, the art of ‘saying yes,’ how every ‘no’ actually means yes – and the classic instructions to
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Morning Sunrise

After constant travel, it’s great to be home by the river again.     iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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