A Selection of Dharma Talks and Essays
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.
When Thoughts Fall Away Into Emptiness
The Five Spiritual Powers Talk 2 – Concentration and Wisdom
Metta, or lovingkindness practice, teaches us that all humans have the same needs for safety, well being, and freedom from suffering. The practice of offering kindness to an indifferent person in particular led me to a deeper exploration of what “neutral” or “indifferent” really means. It has completely changed my perspective and expanded my practice. Perhaps it can for you, too.
This talk explores how patience, constancy and trust with the unknown can bring us to tenderness and true interconnection. Inspired by the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher, Lisa explores these teachings through this powerful and moving example and her own dharma experiences.
This is the full recording from a daylong retreat I led at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in 2018. It includes all of the instructions, talks, guided meditations and q&a’s from that day. You can make a mini retreat of it, or just listen to the various offerings as you wish.
Saying Yes, the Cabin in the Woods (a talk on trauma)