Guided Meditations

Embracing the Wild and The Free – A meditation and teaching Inspired by the writings of Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, February 25

Henry David Thoreau was a famous Transcendentalist of the mid 19th Century. He is perhaps most famous as the author of the book Walden and the essay Civil Disobedience. He is also considered by many to be the founder of the modern ecological movement.

What is not so well know about him is that he was a deep spiritual practitioner. He practiced a form of walking meditation that he referred to as Sauntering for no less than four hours a day.

In this audio recording you will learn about the walking meditation that Henry David Thoreau called ‘Sauntering’ and the profound wisdom it has to offer about our sitting meditation

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Who’s Aware of Awareness

Dec 17, 2016
We are conscious beings which means we are aware. We perceive things. We experience things. And one of the things that we experience is our own awareness. In this session we will embark on a mind bending inquiry into how it is that we are able to turn our attention in on itself and who it is that does that. In this mystical twist of awareness we discover the mystery of who we really are.

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Embody Your Meditation

Nov 26, 2016
Because sitting meditation doesn’t involve movement it is sometimes thought to be disembodied. Unfortunately this thinking falls into the same assumption of division between mind and body that most body awareness advocates are trying to move beyond. In this session we will work specifically with our bodies during our practice to see how they can become a natural vehicle for deep meditation. In fact you will see that it is not your mind alone that meditates. Meditation is a practice that occurs in your whole body. I think you will be amazed at how this body-centered approach to meditation will supercharge your practice.

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Arriving Exactly Here in this Life

OCT 15, 2016
In this month’s practice session we explore what happens when we totally accept that this life, the one we are already living, is it. One way to understand awakening is to see that we are always waiting for life to start. We assume that “This isn’t it.” The life we are living needs to be better before we can completely commit to it. We find ourselves in an unending cycle of preparing and improving for a life that never seems to arrive. What we don’t realize is that the reason things never quite come together is because we are living in an assumption that what we are doing doesn’t really count.

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The Inherent Satisfaction of Being

Sep 10, 2016
We all have developed strong habits of discontent. We find it difficult to be satisfied with anything for very long. The rampant commercialism of our age leaves us with a deep tendency to assume that happiness exists in things that we don’t already have. When you practice the subtle art of not making a problem out of any part of your experience you sink into the profound recognition that contentment is always already yours. And that is just the beginning. Once you discover abiding satisfaction you stop seeking for fulfillment outside of yourself and something wonderful happens. You begin to realize that the experience of this and every moment is profoundly full and rich – as it is.

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Spiritual Freedom and Illumination

Aug 20, 2016
In this hourlong session Jeff begins by discussing a shift that occurred while he was leading a recent 5-day Emergence Event. He goes to explore the distinction between spiritual freedom and spiritual illumination stating that Awakening consists of both. Spiritual freedom. is won by releasing our habitual patterns of thought, feeling and being. Spiritual illumination consists of the cascades of insights and realization that arise naturally from the empty depths of freedom that we discover once we let go. In this practice session you will explore how spiritual freedom is won through The Practice of No Problem so that the gifts of illumination can enlighten your heart and mind.

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