The Heart of Light Podcast
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.  

Mike’s Dharma Talk, 2019.03.11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.