The Heart of Light Podcast
Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.05.20

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.05.20

May 20, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on May 20, 2019, about what psychologists call “cognitive distortions.”  How does this category of emotional charged expectations distort your view of Life?  What would it mean to see Life with clear eyes?           

This is the quote sheet for the talk. 

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.05.13

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.05.13

May 13, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on May 13, 2019, about self-love and self-compassion.  What would it mean to view one’s self with all the compassion, kindness, and respect that you have for all the other people worthy of love in your life?       

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.05.06

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.05.06

May 8, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on May 6, 2019, about healing into Life.  What would it mean to participate in Life deeply, to taste it fully, rather than being a mere spectator of Life going by?     

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.04.29

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.04.29

April 29, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on April 29, 2019, about showing up in life and being seen.  What would it mean to step forward courageously in your life, showing up fully for the world to see? This dharma talk is inspired by the Celtic holiday of Beltaine, which occurs 4/30-5/1.  

When Death Comes, Mary Oliver 

This is the quote sheet for the talk

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.04.22

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.04.22

April 22, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on April 22, 2019, about resilience.  How can we draw on a deep source of resilience to bear us up in the face of life’s challenges?     

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.04.15

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.04.15

April 15, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on April 15, 2019, about the mystery of sacrifice and bliss, the dynamics of moving past the bounds of ego toward our true longing.  

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.04.08

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.04.08

April 8, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on April 8, 2019, about the importance of feedback, both being open to all the feedback we get from others and from life and even actively seeking out feedback, especially that which we do not want to hear.  

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.04.01

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.04.01

April 1, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on April 1, 2019, about the Archetype of the Fool and the tremendous wisdom available in playfulness and the letting go of over-serious self-importance.   

The Fool in the Tarot.

This is the quote sheet for the talk.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.03.25

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.03.25

March 25, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on March 25, 2019, about a life of offering, the self-surrender that makes possible the presence of the Sacred in the world.  Monday 3/25 was the Christian feast of the Annunciation.     

 This is the quote sheet for the talk.  Here's a stunning portrayal of the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.03.18

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.03.18

March 18, 2019

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on March 18, 2019, about Enlightenment, the “goal” of Buddhist practice that can’t be called goal, the paradoxical bliss that involves our own disappearance.    

This is the quote sheet for the talk.