A Cry of Surprise

In the inner sea, we know what is truly true. Knowing is the mother, breathing is the child. Going beyond past hurts, beyond thought, being old or young, desolate or delighted, go even beyond Covid, there in the timeless emptiness of present moment awareness…

On the Cross of Our Illusions – A Guided Dying Meditation and Reflections

To simulate the natural process of death is to experience the impermanence of the five aggregates and a pure awareness that knows the inherent emptiness of things as they truly are. Dying is a potent doorway for liberation of mind and the best death…

Heart Benefit Guided Meditation and Reflection

Meticulous appreciative attention to the breath helps us tame the wildness of the mind using mindfulness to brake when we are careening off course. Just this is a blessing as we naturally discover a joyous presence with every moment of seeing the nature of…

A Pilgrimage of Trust: Guided Meditation

A guided meditation on death and dying – the final steps in our life’s journey. Balance, mindfulness and faith teach us to touch the joy of the present moment as a spiritual pilgrim. Given at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK, Death & Dying Retreat in…

Medicine Heart Metta: Guided Forgiveness

May you be well, happy, and peaceful. Learn how to connect with the radiant, loving energy in your heart. Dissolve your opinions and unwholesome attitudes and deepen a quintessential quality for the Path – forgiveness. It is the key to greater loving-kindness for all…

Boundless Metta in Difficult Times: A Guided Meditation

We can develop boundless quality of Metta in difficult conditions. A guided meditation during Waking Up to the Peace in Our Hearts Monastic Retreat at Insight Meditation Society Retreat Centre in 2013.

Sanctity Deep Within Us: Guided Metta Meditation

Allowing and caring for the moment with tenderness, bringing it forth, we learn to take care of each other as we take care of others. Just as we wish ourselves well, we wish others the same love and care for their well-being and happiness…

Practice Forgiveness: Guided Metta Meditation

A talk given at Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto in 2015. 

Many Intersections – Reflections & Guided Meditation

Just like the Buddha, we have the potential to touch the Truth with our own mind if we follow the precise instructions he has given us. No doubt, we will cross many intersections and, at each one, we must patiently examine the state of…

Body-Wise Guided Meditation

As we establish awareness on the breath, notice where the mind is, polishing it until it shines like a bright moon. Use the sublime abidings to spread calming energy throughout the breath and the body. The hindrances fall away. Relieved of our attachments, we…