All through history humans have sought pathways of healing, opening and awakening to the sacred. While infinitely creative, the spiritual path has several universal facets or stages of unfolding. This talk describes these stages and the practices that support transformation and freedom.
Why did the Buddha consider like-minded friendship "the whole of the holy life?" This talk focuses on the importance of developing a sense of community as a true support for our practice. Included are the Buddha's words on what constitutes a good friend.
Much of our suffering is due to a pervasive and often buried sense of core deficiency. This talk investigates the source of self-aversion, how it hides and the enormous healing and freedom that is possible when this life-binding experience of shame is brought into compassionate awareness.