Dharma Talks

Video teachings with contemporary Buddhist teachers

2013 Archive

A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming

Thomas Peisel

In this retreat, our trio of oneironauts (dream navigators) will take you on a journey into your dreams, giving practical tips on how to become lucid, or conscious, within the dream state. With its accessible approach, this retreat will teach you not only how to become lucid but also how to use this unique state of awareness to open up incredible opportunities for discovery, healing, and growth.

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Taking Life Whole

Barry Magid

In this retreat, Zen teacher and psychoanalyst Barry Magid will explore what it means to practice with the self, explain why zazen is not a meditation technique, and interpret two classic Zen koans.

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Recognizing the Self

Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara

In this retreat, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara shows us how to get in touch with our true selves in the midst of modern society. She will cover three chief slogans from Zen Master Dogen and one bonus slogan from herself: to study the enlightened way is to study the self; to study the self is to forget the self; to forget the self is to be enlightened by the myriad things; and, her own addition, to be enlightened by the myriad things opens you to the bodhisattva path.

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The Power of Forgiveness: Forgiving Ourselves and Others

Gina Sharpe

In this retreat, Gina Sharpe offers guidelines for understanding and practicing forgiveness for ourselves and others. Through a variety of meditation techniques and readings, Gina helps us begin on the path to transforming thoughts and feelings of bitterness, revenge, and anger into love, kindness, and compassion.

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