Nov 23, 2011
The first teaching of the Buddha was on generosity. When we cultivate a generous heart our sense of identity can shift dramatically. This talk explores the practice of generosity, particularly when it is most difficult.
Nov 23, 2011
A simple body scan and sense-based meditation, accompanied with dog-tail thumping and the sounds of an amazingly creaky door in the St. Mark's Nave.
Nov 17, 2011
Equanimity is considered the flower of practice. While we can't make equanimity happen, we can cultivate an internal space for it to blossom. This talk explores how to cultivate equanimity in the face of internal and external challenges.
Nov 11, 2011
Joy is considered one of the 'immeasurable states.' How do we increase our capacity to contain this quality of experience we so cherish? This talk is from St. Mark's on Capitol Hill. The reference to Alfie is our wonderful canine meditator in residence who thumped his tail through the previous meditation.
Nov 1, 2011
From the 2011 IMCW Fall Retreat. We all experience pain in our lives. An unexamined relationship to pain results in cycles of recurring resistance, stress and suffering. This talk explores specific strategies that can shift these predictable cycles and create new possibilities.