Steady-as-she-goes

Steady, honorable, non-bullshit content creation has been a recent goal of mine. One of the things that keeps me a tad honest is my weekly InsightTimer live session (2022.11.04). Each week I choose a different topic, or sometimes I wing it, but the format is always a short meditation, followed by a little chat, and…

New Recordings

Hey, Y'all, A few new recordings- bit of a sleepy theme lately, maybe it will be useful for you or someone you know. Peace. Click on name for download or on Insight Timer or Youtube link. Good will (metta) for peace of mind, better rest, and sleep (15:30) I’ve been working on my own rest and sleep…

Meditation Moments

One of my Insight Timer listeners asked if I could give a sort of quick glance at some of my meditation strategies. She seemed to find my response helpful, so I decided to share it here: If I am having trouble focusing on my breath in one way, I try to stay with it for…

Provisions on the Path

This meditation was transcribed and edited from an Insight Timer Live session on November 21st, 2021. I chose to publish it in written form because I thought it also had a bit of a blog feel to it. Here is the audio. A dharma talk and meditation combined- in some traditions the dharma talk happens…

When you can't find the way in Look within When you can't belong Be a lone purpose When a way appears Be brave When you're in the center Look outside

First Things

The space we're in accommodates us in every moment. More Ramblin' Reflections from Live Stream Topics- From 11/1/21. Here's my Insight Timer profile. Thanks to Klimkin for the beautiful image. In Monday's live session I talked about the idea of what is prior; more specifically, I suggested posing the question, “which came first?”. The first…

The ____ Abides

These are reflections (more of a ramble than an article) based on notes I took for an Insight Timer Live session on 10/27/21. If you find this interesting, please come join us some time in an upcoming session (there are usually a few per week). You can also learn more about the Divine Abodes in…

Every moment is a moment for practice

You encounter foolishness- practice. Sick and tired of it all? Practice anyway. Practice even in your righteousness- see a wrong and see it though your practice. What is practice? Here it's often practicing good will, becoming calm and concentrated, using the breath and body as a guide, but also feelings, moods, emotions, thoughts- all fair…

Grow Your Goodness Into The World

This is the transcript of the talk I gave before a guided meditation on Insight Timer Live. I tried to edit it enough for it to make sense without the back and forth of the live session, but I also wanted to keep it conversational. Reading this is not required for the guided meditation to…

Poems Inspired by the Five Spiritual Faculties

FaithFaith means I take what youSay to be trueTo be true.But is this your due?Should I reconstrue?Within conviction lies the convict,Within confidence the con man.Of all the tricksters on the hillWho's the hindrances' biggest shill?Mara!Where do I go, What shall I do,How shall I conceive right view?Faith!But what is faith really all about?Simply put,It is…