Podcast | Kindly Cutting Crap With Wendy Nash

[9/16/2022 UPDATE: Learn more about the new monthly “Meditation Q & A” with Wendy and I on September 29th at 7pm Central] On July 10th, I spoke with Wendy Nash, meditation coach and forthcoming Integrating Presence cohost of the monthly series “Meditation Q & A” mostly about her background, PTSD, love, honesty, wise speech andContinue reading “Podcast | Kindly Cutting Crap With Wendy Nash”

Podcast | Spoken Mastery With Brenden Kumarasamy

On July 7th speech coach Brenden Kumarasamy and I talked: Brenden’s start doing case competitions in business school turning into coaching others Brenden’s video about mastering silence and replacing ums and a’s with pauses not judging how we speak and present now him not doing videos about mistakes communication in every moment of life communicationContinue reading “Podcast | Spoken Mastery With Brenden Kumarasamy”

Podcast | You Teach Me

This June 23 Insight Timer live event was described thus: A (brief) experiment where (you) the audience teach me anything you’d like. It could be from the spiritual journey, inner work, everyday life, work, play, groups, family, friends, enemies, frenemies, relationships, etc. I may fill in gaps with how to approach teachers and others forContinue reading “Podcast | You Teach Me”

Podcast | Cultivate, Develop, Train And Progress Discernment

The description for this June 4th Insight Timer live event: We all need discernment, but how? Let’s look at some ways to cultivate, develop, train and progress discernment. While there’s much to discernment, one key: “. . . one listening well gains discernment” ~from Āṭavaka’s Questions What is your intent and motivation to address discernmentContinue reading “Podcast | Cultivate, Develop, Train And Progress Discernment”

Podcast | Ask For (A) Change

The description for this May 31 talk via Wisdom app and InsightTimer.com/live: Let’s play with the puns in this title to continue exploring a format change for the monthly “Ask Us Anything”: 1) give and ask of each other advice; 2) needed changes individually & collectively; and 3) continuing the themes of speaking up &Continue reading “Podcast | Ask For (A) Change”

Podcast | Ask Anyone Anything? Live With Whom? Minor “Ask Us Anything” Restart?

The description for this now edited April 26th Insight Timer live event: A few teachings on inquiry and investigation while also reviewing and asking your suggestions for the monthly “Ask Us Anything” show format fellow Insight Timer teacher Denny K Miu and I started in September 2020 to determine a potential restart, recreation and/or transmutationContinue reading “Podcast | Ask Anyone Anything? Live With Whom? Minor “Ask Us Anything” Restart?”

Reasons For Not Disclosing Information

When we look at truth — in most any context, including those of spiritually related natures — being forthcoming with credible information takes key significance. I’ve written previously about so-called disclosure. Please also see “Why and Why Not to Question/Inquire” The following are reasons — some perhaps more valid than others — for not disclosingContinue reading “Reasons For Not Disclosing Information”

How To Find (Meditation) Teachers

The best advice I’ve heard so far is basically: finding, making and holding dear spiritual friends (or those aligned and supportive on your path/journey) selecting teachers one resonates with and benefits from There’s a saying that when you’re ready the teacher will appear. And when you’re really ready the teacher will disappear. For me, especiallyContinue reading “How To Find (Meditation) Teachers”

January 2021 Insight Timer Live Events: Smiling, Thoughts/Dreams, Interviewing And Really Being Seen And Heard

See full post for links on how to attend:

*(Authentic) Smiling (Practice)*
Revel in the power of real life smiles discussed virtually (for 15 minutes or longer perhaps). I invite participants to share smiles and experiences as I relate a somewhat brief formal practice of smiling on near daily walks a couple of years ago. — 10:00am Central – Thursday, January 6th

*What are thoughts? Are dreams like thoughts?*
Let’s powwow for 30 minutes or so on these two questions from my “Distortions and Dreams” event and also address the other question: What are the parallel between thoughts and dreams? We may even do some mindfulness of thinking meditation — 9:00pm Central – Monday, January 10th

*Live Meditation From Fat Cat Longevity* — 6:00pm Central – Wednesday, January 12th

*Interview Me (or Ask Any Kind Of Question About Anything)*
For 15 minutes (or more) I challenge myself into the awkward waters of not talking much until participants interview me or ask about anything. It’s also OK just to spectate. Example starter question: what’s something you’d like to ask someone, anyone, but for whatever reason have chosen not to (yet) — 12:00pm Central – Wednesday, January 19th

*Being Seen. Being Heard. Being in Silence, Eyes Closed.*
What does it mean to really be seen? Really be heard? To be in silence with closed eyes? Which of these is crying out the most for more nourishment from you & from/for those in your life? Let’s take 15 minutes or so to bounce these around with perhaps some mindfulness of hearing & seeing meditation — 2:00pm Central –Sunday, January 23rd