Two Night Online Meditation Retreat, October 22 – 24

October 22-24, 2021 – It is often said that for meditation practice to truly take flight, we need the two wings of compassion and wisdom. Join us for this two night online retreat starting Friday evening, October 22 and ending Sunday morning, October 24. Retreat will include meditation, dharma talks, instruction and discussion. All levels of experience welcome. For more information and registration, go here.

New Dharma Talk by Lisa Ernst

Sometimes our practice calls for active, intentional cultivation and other times simply letting go and allowing. By recognizing and making room for the dance between the two we can engage in balanced practice that embraces the fullness of the dharma.

New Dharma Talk – Exploring Groundlessness and Freedom when Life Throws a Curve Ball

Here we are again, whip lashed by the rise of the Delta variant just as many of us thought the worst of the virus was in the rear view mirror. How do we navigate with no reliable ground? This talk explores how to walk where there is no ground and how to find freedom even when the rug is pulled out from under your feet.

New Dharma Talk by Lisa – No Self and The Sense Doors

“Because of emptiness, all things are possible.” – Nisargadata How do we live it, or get to know this teaching experientially in our lives? Especially as the energy begins to “tip forward” toward reopening, reconnecting in person and resuming some elements of what we think of as normal. This talk includes a guided compassion meditation at the end.

GPS and The Dharma Navigation System

Right now it may feel you’re in limbo, no fixed location. Perhaps a sense of optimism, yet also the push and pull of staying and going forward, no real directions that make sense. Like being lost and not having any way to navigate. But the dharma is the ultimate navigation system to help us reset and find our way.

New Dharma Talk by Lisa Ernst

We all need a little humor right now and the “cat lawyer” delivered. This is also a good time to review the classic teachings of the Anapanasati Sutra as a foundation for meditaiton, from basic mindfulness of breath to full awakening. This talk also includes a 10 minute guided metta meditation.