Standing for the Dhamma: Reflections & Guided Meditation

Standing up in pure presence is one of the four great postures. In this simple act of being present, know one mind-moment at a time, repeatedly. Grateful for one breath, one posture, one point, we gain balance and poise. We allow our suffering to…

When Truth Speaks – Limbless Man On the Bridge

When delusion, impatience and lack of trust prevail in our spiritual work, we rape our own goodness and execute ourselves over and over again. This suffering, clearly known, helps us to see how we cling and how we let go. When clinging again, let…

Rising Up Like A Swan, Reflections & Guided Meditation

Reviewing our effort to practise, recalibrate and make adjustments as needed. Make peace with what arises – neither controlling nor being passive; like a parent – compassionate, mindful, discerning. Whatever hindrance is most predominant, make it skillful, waking up if we’re asleep, or settling…

On the Look Out, Dhamma Talk

Venerable Punna was one of the great bhikkhus of the Buddha’s time, known especially for his fierce faith, practice skill, and his fearlessness.  When the Buddha hears that Punna plans to wander on foot in a remote and dangerous frontier region, he questions Punna…

Don’t Own the Second Arrow, Dhamma Talk

How do we deal with life when it bites us? Without trust in the Path, there is no way we can fulfill it. Practise seeing what works and what doesn’t, what binds us and what frees us. Seeing pain as our teacher, we can…

Noble Virtues, Reflections & Chant of the Ten Pāramῑ

We are Dhamma gardeners putting in the right ingredients to develop ten perfections. These noble qualities are essential to enhance the practice of growing in wholeness, unconditional love and balance. Reflecting on how they support each other and work together, we fill the beautiful…

Funeral of the Ego, Chant on Impermanence

We come on retreat from our busy lives where we can easily relapse into old unworthy mental habits, hoping that here, at last, we can put them to sleep. They too are impermanent. Reflect on their impermanence using these chants for the funeral of…

As Still As the Earth, Guided Meditation

Standing as still as we can like the earth, aware, embodying qualities of heart that we treasure, share the goodness with all who are dear to us, and with all beings. Live wisely from that kind of pure inner space. As we chant these…

The Gift of Walking, Guided Meditation

Walking as a meditation posture is dynamic and complementary to breath meditation. With more to distract us from being attentive to our own experience, walking requires sharper effort, mindfulness, focus, and present moment awareness. This provides an invaluable template for practice in the many…

Where the Flame of Truth Burns Bright – Reflections & Guided Meditation

Dhamma is like mother, father, guardian, the Truth that we can rest in. So rest in the purity of one moment. Offering to listen, what is the message we receive? In the silence of the mind, what do we hear? If there is no…