New Year’s Intentions Dharma Talk 12/29/19. Trudy and Jack Kornfield discuss setting intentions and also the recent death of friend Ram Dass.
In Ram Dass’s room this past Sunday, amidst quiet chanting and harmonium, with his devoted companion Dassima and caregivers nearby, Ram Dass took two deep breaths and was gone from his body. In the days that have followed in his household, there is nowhere he is not. Maybe you, too, can find him as you… Continue reading →
Grieving is hard work — and the time it takes to recover from intense grief can be longer than most people expect. Some people get impatient with the process and don’t want to talk about it anymore, while for others the pain of loss and impermanence is always front and center. The most important thing… Continue reading →
Waking up today, I see Ram Dass is soaring… That is the word that keeps coming to me every time I see a bird coasting in the wind across the rainy clouds this morning! Ram Dass magically resurrected for the December retreat which he really wanted to do. He swam with us in his beloved… Continue reading →
LovingKindness Dharma Talk, 12/22/19. Trudy and Jack Kornfield discuss lovingkindess: to open our hearts and expand our capacity to give and receive love.
December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. The sun seems to stand still for a few days as the axis of the earth pauses and shifts direction to bring longer days and new light into the world. Winter solstice can be a time to reflect on our heart’s intention and… Continue reading →
Loving Awareness Dharma Talk 12/15/19. Trudy and George Mumford discuss ways to incorporate loving awareness and service into everyday life.
Gratitude Dharma Talk, 12/1/19. Trudy and Jack Kornfield discuss gratitude the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Whether you welcome Thanksgiving as a harmonious feast day to celebrate with family and friends, or dread conflicts with family; whether you tell the story of Pilgrims and Indians enjoying three days of harvest festival bounty together, or mourn the genocide and conquest of Native Americans; the holidays can be a time of inner pilgrimage,… Continue reading →
“Backward Step” Dharma Talk, 11/17/19. Trudy talks about taking a “step back” to allow things to be just as they are. Then the present moment becomes precious and magically special.