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Touching Essence

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Letting go of the obstacles to knowing our true nature. Talk at Unity of Davis, Sept 2011.

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Forgiveness Meditation

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

I was asked to create this for the 10-yr remembrance of 9/11. But it is also valid for forgiveness in general.

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Two New Videos

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Here are a couple of talks from my April 2011 workshop at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Exploring the Mystery of Consciousness. I’ve turned them into videos with gentle images of water.

Buddha, Dukkha, and The Journey to Now
This looks at the parallels between Buddha’s spiritual journey and our own. I describe how the Buddhist term dukkha, often translated as “suffering”, is better described as discontent, and stems from resistance to our experience of the present moment.

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Ayahuasca: Is It Really an Entheogen
Entheogen means “generating god within”. Ayahuasca may well produce profound spiritual openings and personal transformation, but does it really generate a connection with the Divine?

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The Divine Play

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I wrote this on my return from India in 1970. It is the first piece I ever had published.
I recently came across it in some old files, so I have posted it on my site as archive material. I’d probably polish the words a bit now, but otherwise I still like it.

Falling Back Into Love

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Two new short podcasts: “Falling Back Into Love”, and “Love: A Fundamental Quality of Consciousness”

The Connection Between All Beings

Friday, June 12th, 2009

New podcast. Life throughout the universe, evolving in consciousness. ETs. Whales.  Song as a universal medium.

A Meditation for Air Travellers

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Airplanes would be an ideal place to meditate—nothing to do, lots of spare time to relax—except for one thing; all the noise and bustle going on around you. In that respect, an airplane might seem the worst place to meditate.

To make meditating in a plane both easy and enjoyable I have recorded a basic 15-minute meditation practice in a form that takes into account all that is going on in a plane. Download it, transfer it your iPod, or other mp3 player, and take it with you on your next flight. You will arrive more relaxed and refreshed.

Swim with whales – Tahiti – Sept 2009

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Come swim with humpback whales and their new calves in the pristine clear waters of Polynesia.

Each year, from July to October, South Pacific humpback whales come to this spot to give birth. September is the best month to be with them, when the new calves are old enough to venture close.

Each day, we will take boats out to the whales. Following their invitations, we slip gently into the water, move away from the boat and wait for them to join us. It is always their choice.

We will be swimming close to the gentle whales, floating quietly among them and their young, looking deeply into their eyes, receiving their wisdom. It is a profound experience available to the few people who have a spiritual connection to the dolphins and whales.

It is the opportunity of a lifetime in a very special place with beautiful sandy beaches and coral caves. Everyone will have a magnificent time.

Limited Space: Due to limited space on the boats, only 10 people can attend this seminar, and it is likely to fill quickly. So if you plan to come, book soon to avoid disappointment.

Accommodation: We will be a remote island about 300 miles from Tahiti, staying in a local Lodge — in spacious Tahitian bungalows. All rooms are double occupancy, there are no single rooms.

Cost: US $2995 per person for 7 days (6 nights).
(The Polynesian franc is high against the dollar, raising costs in this country.)

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The Art of Letting Go – Double CD

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

“Just let go” we are often told, yet letting go never seems easy. This is often because we treat it as something we need to do; but letting go is an “undoing”, a releasing of the “holding on.”

The first CD explores: The nature of attachment and non-attachment. Inner freedom as the freedom to choose how we see the world. The nature of the real Self, essential being. The natural wisdom of the Self, and how to use it for guidance. it takes listeners through an exercise designed to help them let go of a fixed way of seeing a situation, allowing new perspectives to reveal themselves. By letting go of resistance, we can find relief and compassion.

The second CD contains instruction in a basic meditation practice that allows us to become fully aware of the present moment.. The emphasis is on complete effortlessness.

This is followed by a second meditation using the guidance of our inner knowing to deepen meditation and open to an even greater ease in being present.

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Usury—The Root of All Evil?

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Charging interest on a loan is so intrinsic to our economic system that few of us ever question it. Yet usury—as the practice is called—has been banned, at one time or another, by just about every religion. Not only does make the rich richer, and the poor poorer—with all the social tensions that engenders. It exacerbates some of the most critical problems of our time, and is fueling the global crisis.

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