We don’t become the 99% by declaring it so. We become the 99% by doing the work to heal what has previously divided us.
This is where I’ve learned to be a better community organizer by studying Buddhism and meditation. I can say over and over and over again – this is not my job! Do not be attached to outcomes. Just don’t do it! But how do I actually do this? How do I practice letting go of outcomes over and over and over again until it feels easy?
This dharma talk and meditation on “Oceans of Change” is from December 7, 2021 with Melvin Escobar at Alphabet Sangha at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California. We geek out about our love for musician Tori Amos, and … Continued
I shared some of my own experience of embodying gender in this body, as a Guest Teacher on April 17, 2023 at Access to Zen’s Transcending: Uplifting Trans Buddhist Voices Series. You can hear the talk at Access to … Continued
This dharma talk and meditation on “Immeasurable joy: Abundance in metta” is from February 1, 2022 with Melvin Escobar at Alphabet Sangha at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California. I’ll be teaching more on joy the … Continued
This dharma talk is from October 26, 2021 at Alphabet Sangha of East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California. NOTES Meditation Mindfulness of the body is an opportunity to repair the wounds where we feel separated from our bodies How do I increase … Continued
Melvin Escobar and I like to dig into some juicy questions around “Healing the Wounds of Christianity” — drawing on both our Buddhist training and drama therapy work with Armand Volkas on Healing the Wounds of History. The more … Continued
I shared this talk on Boundaries and Interdependence on September 7, 2021 at East Bay Meditation Center’s Alphabet Sangha — a little teaser for the 4-part class series on Finding Liberation in Relationship that ran that fall. … Continued