Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.09.10

September 10, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on September 10, 2018, about sovereignty—the quality of having tremendous self-responsibility for personal boundaries, one’s own and others’.  The term “sovereignty” is taken from T-group practice

Quote sheet for the talk.  

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.09.03

September 3, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on September 3, 2018, Labor Day, about the fundamentals of the Buddhist worldview—the so-called “Four Thoughts” that form the preliminaries to lojong practice. 

 

The quote sheet for the talk.  

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.08.27

August 27, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on August 27, 2018, about dealing with difficulties: six Buddhist strategies for dealing with the difficulties of life.   This talk was inspired an article by Zen priest and author Norman Fisher, “Life is Tough.  Here are Six Ways to Deal with it.” 

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The quote sheet for the talk.  

The article by Norman Fisher.  

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.08.13

August 13, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on August 13, 2018, about sadness and not getting what one wants: I discussed both the teachings of Buddhism about such states and the profound consolation it has to offer to such states.

 

The quote sheet for this talk is here.  

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.08.06

August 6, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on August 6, 2018, about tribalism and group loyalty in a Buddhist perspective.  

Here is the quote sheet.  

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.07.30

July 31, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on July 30, 2018, about the spiritual value of purity and the fundamental purity of Life in a Buddhist perspective.   

You can see the quote sheet here.  

 

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Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2018.07.23

July 23, 2018

This is my dharma talk from the East Bay Healing Collective on July 23, 2018, about how our relationship with authority impacts our spiritual life. 

The quote sheet for the talk is here.   

 

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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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