Scenes from the Retreat

110 meditators for five days.  Good medicine.  A few images … . Pat Coffey, Hugh Byrne, Tara Brach, Ruth King, Jonathan Foust: . Each participant takes part in two small group sessions.  They can be quite powerful, almost ethereal, which inspired me to edit this image of my room:  . After five days of silence
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Dharma Rap Song

Back in the ashram, once a year, we had “Fun Day,” a day dedicated to, well, fun.  We slept in late, ate ice cream, did a lot of group adventures during the day and had an evening of skits and songs. Back when rap was just coming out, it was violent and rough.  I decided
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Aligning Your Life with Your Heart

Here’s the talk from the New Year’s Retreat.  I had the honor of batting cleanup with the final talk of the retreat on New Year’s Eve. The blurb: The closing talk to the New Year’s Retreat, 2012.  Spiritual practice is a blend of willful effort and conscious surrender. When the sense of “I” and “mine”
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In These Arms

If you’re looking for a soothing soundtrack for a few moments with some nice imagery, this is nice.   (Thanks, Heather.)
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Holiday Greetings from Tara and Jonathan

I couldn’t resist.   Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!
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First Freeze

Down by the pond.
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More on Transforming Pain

Part two on pain this week. The blurb: Pain is a messenger.  When you can investigate the arising of sensation and how you are relating to it, new possibilities can arise.  It’s helpful to remember that whatever your experience may be in any moment, when you remember that “Other people feel this too,” a sense
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Morning Light

Morning light.
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I Be Me

When I was 15 I learned Transcendental Meditation and it profoundly changed my life.  Almost immediately I felt more empowered and creative. iBme is dedicated to bringing meditation to the next generation and they are doing amazing things. iBme Mindfulness Programs Transform an Oakland Public High School from Inward Bound on Vimeo.   Click here
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Transforming Your Relationship to Pain, Part 1

Last year I did a few six-week series called “Transforming Your Relationship to Pain” with Dr. Gary Kaplan of the Kaplan Clinic in Mclean, VA.  They were powerful and juicy. Since then we’ve wanted to do them again, but we are both so busy it’s been hard to schedule.  In this three week series on
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Happy for No Reason: Time Out for the Important Things

A little sappy, but a nice reminder to shift from conceptual to non-conceptual awareness:
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What Would You Have Missed If You Weren't Born?

A touching interview with Maurince Sendak on what he would have missed if he wasn’t born.  A great inquiry.   http://youtu.be/U68bZbMM7q8    
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To Be or Do?

Two podcast episodes this week.  #1 is a guided meditation exploring three forms of breathing, from willful breathing to contemplation of natural breath. This week’s talk is part of a series on “Buddha and the Body.  When it comes to cultivating embodied presence, how should you pay attention? This talk explores two practices that rest
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Global Weirding

I had the intention to get on the river on my paddleboard at least a few times a month through the winter and bought a used 5mm wetsuit to make that possible.  This week I managed to head out for a few hours in a wool shirt, shorts and my neoprene booties. A little break
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