Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.11.19

November 19, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on November 19, 2018, about the principles of Spiritual Psychology and about how a life predicated on self-responsibility aligns us with our deeper growth and healing. 

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.11.12

November 12, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on November 12, 2018, about the energy and vibration of healing and about how a life aligned with the Buddha-dharma or with the teachings of other Wisdom Traditions naturally invites healing.     

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.11.05

November 5, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on November 5, 2018, about finding meaning in life and about what Buddhism reveals about how our attachment to what things mean prevents us from having a deeply meaningful experience of life itself. 

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.10.29

October 29, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on October 29, 2018, about the Celtic holiday of Samhain, a time when the veil is thin between the world of fact & practicality and the world of imagination & wonder.  Samhain begins on 10/31 night and continues through 11/1 day.            

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.10.22

October 22, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on October 22, 2018, about forgiveness and self-forgiveness, looking at all the ways that patterns of holding block the flow of love and healing.          

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.10.15

October 15, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on October 15, 2018, about humility, a virtue extolled across all the Wisdom Traditions, and I will discuss both what it is and what it isn’t.   

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.10.08

October 8, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on October 8, 2018, about control—about what the wisdom of Buddhism reveals about healthy self-control and about the unfortunate consequences of both lack of control and neurotically excessive self-control, the latter typically more of an issue for folks who do spiritual practice. 

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.10.01

October 1, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on October 1, 2018, about the spiritual protection found in the rejection of what the Sacred is not, as exemplified in the neti neti of the Upanishads.  The talk is inspired by the archetype of St. Michael, who is said to protect souls by guarding spiritual authenticity.  Michaelmas—the feast of St. Michael the Archangel—was September 29. 

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.09.24

September 24, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on September 24, 2018, about the symbolism of the Autumnal Equinox and its relation to the Night Sea Journey of the Hero’s story.  The Equinox occurred around 7:00 pm PDT on Saturday, September 22.     

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.09.17

September 17, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on September 17, 2018, about equanimity: what this spiritual state really is and how it differs profoundly from other types of apparent imperturbability. 

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