Rainforest Mind: Depression, My Companion
I'm talking about my experience of depression, and how it is to be a Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist and have the 'black dog' as a companion on the path
4 Dec 2018
Rainforest Mind: Gifts, transactions and why it’s hard to stay grateful
Why are gifts so important? Is everything a gift? What’s the difference between a gift economy and a transaction economy? Why is it hard to stay grateful? Today’s episode was partly inspired by Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass. I also mention this talk by Ven. Shenyn: The Life of a Wondering Monk You can view...
15 Feb 2020
Rainforest Mind: Lessons from my puppy
A few weeks ago we got a puppy! Wow – what a whirlwind the last month has been. Moments of sheer joy, and moments of fraught overwhelm. As one book Satya was reading put it, there is the honeymoon period, the WTF have I done period, and the I couldn’t live without her period…. Today...
7 May 2019
Rainforest Mind: Boundlessness with James Ford Roshi
What a great conversation. James and I spoke about the Unitarian Universalist movement, form and emptiness in Zen, boundlessness, spiritual fluidity and more. James is a Zen Buddhist teacher and part of the Empty Moon Network, he leads a group in Southern California. James’ most recent book is called Introduction to Zen Koans: Learning the...
21 Mar 2019
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