Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.03.11

March 11, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on March 11, 2019, about the Buddhist idea of karma and what this far-reaching idea says about our suffering and about the patterns in our lives.    

 This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.03.04

March 5, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on March 4, 2019, about the Christian concept of Lent and about the powerful intersection of Buddhist and Christian ideals implied by this season.  Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, was 3/6.      

 This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.02.25

February 25, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on February 25, 2019, about the Eightfold Noble Path, which Buddhism identifies as the path to liberation.  Each step of this path poses potent challenges to how we look at ourselves and at our lives.      

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.02.18

February 18, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on February 18, 2019, about the Four Noble Truths.  These are deep Truths of our existence that impact all people, even those who never heard of them or have no verbal knowledge of them.  What does a person’s relationship to these Truths say about who a person is, how that person is showing up in Life, and what kinds of connections that person has?          

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.02.11

February 11, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on February 11, 2019, about romantic love: the talk will provide a Buddhist perspective on St. Valentine’s Day.          

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.02.04

February 4, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on February 4, 2019, about attachment: (1) “good” relational attachment, that can nourish and heal us; (2) the “bad” attachment of the Second Noble Truth, which leads to suffering; and (3) the interaction between these two in the dynamics of connection.         

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.01.28

January 28, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on January 28, 2019, about making decisions—what do Buddhism and the other Wisdom Traditions say about making good decisions?       

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.01.21

January 22, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on January 21, 2019, about intimacy and the Sacred.    This dharma talk within 24 hours of the Total Lunar Eclipse of January 2019.    

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.01.14

January 14, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on January 14, 2019, about spiritual power and standing in one’s power.    I discussed what I call the four principles of being in one's power.   

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.01.07

January 8, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on January 7, 2019, about the journey to the Sacred.   The talk draws on imagery of the journey of the Three Wise Men from the Christian Epiphany story—the previous day, January 6, was the Feast of the Epiphany. 

 

This is the quote sheet for the talk.