Nothing can replace being on retreat and hearing from our teachers in-person, but these recordings offer a sample of the wisdom talks and meditations offered on our retreats. These recordings come from live virtual retreats held via Zoom so video quality can vary. If video quality is lacking then we may offer the recording in an audio only format.
New Year’s East Retreat, December 2020
The Hindrances: Greed, Aversion, Sleepiness, Worry, and Doubt & How to Work with Them, Sara Shapouri
What gets in the way of our meditation practice and our lives? In this guided meditation Sara explains the hindrances: greed/wanting, aversion/hatred, sleepiness/dullness, restlessness/worry, and doubt and how they show up both on and off the cushion. In the guided meditation she offers tools for working with these hindrances and emotions as a whole.
Meeting Ourselves Where We Are, Sara Shapouri
Here’s the thing about meditation: We don’t have to be perfect to start. We can meet ourselves wherever we are and begin there. Join Sara for this 12 minute guided meditation in meeting ourselves with compassion. This practice is an abridged version of a longer meditation (The Hindrances: Greed, Aversion, Sleepiness, Worry, and Doubt & How to Work with Them).
Gathering our Attention: A Practice with Meditation “Anchors”, Jessica Morey
How about something slow and soft? Jessica leads this sweet, relaxing, and centering meditation that allows us to explore the meditation anchors (sounds, sensations in the body, and breath) with curiosity. A great beginner-friendly meditation practice.
Other Talks & Meditations
Learning to be kind to what arises in your field of awareness, Enrique Collazo
April 17, 2020