Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.07.09

July 10, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on July 9, 2018, about permission—how do the permissions we give or don’t give to ourselves shape our spiritual unfolding? 

Quoted: 

"The Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver

"The Journey" by David Whyte

Marianne Williamson: Our deepest fear ...

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.07.02

July 3, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on July 2, 2018, about freedom: the problems with the convention understanding of freedom and what Buddhism reveals about freedom.    

The quote sheet can be found here.   

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.06.25

June 25, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on June 25, 2018, about how cultivating the awareness of death can bring tremendous depth and vitality to our experience of life.    

You can find the quote sheet here.  

 

 

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.06.18

June 18, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on June 18, 2018, about the concept of the spiritual warrior and how the principles of Bushido can enrich our spiritual practice.    

The quote sheet for this talk.  

 

 

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.06.11

June 11, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on June 11, 2018, about self-acceptance and self-love and what roles these play in our spiritual development.  

This is the quote sheet from the talk.  

 

 

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.06.04

June 4, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on June 4, 2018, about trusting love: how would we live our lives if we really believed that love is the highest priority and the most powerful force?

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.05.28

May 28, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on May 28, 2018, about the role of sacrifice in spiritual life as well as the mystery of sacrifice and bliss.  This talk took place on Memorial Day, and the theme of sacrifice was inspired by this day. 

The quote sheet for this talk.  

 

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.05.21

May 21, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on May 21, 2018, about intimacy—with others, with ourselves, and with the Sacred.  This sangha took place the day after Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, whose role is to provide an intimate encounter with the Sacred.   

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.05.14

May 14, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on May 14, 2018, about healing into Life. This was an exploration of what it means to bring mindful intention to the energies of the three lower chakras.  

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.05.07

May 7, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on May 7, 2018, about the seven chakras and how our relationship to our life energy informs our spiritual growth.  

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