TALKS AND GUIDED MEDITATIONS
SHANTI, SANTOSHA, AND SAMADHI:
Finding Stillness and Peace
with Dennis Hunter
Founder, CLARITY dharma and meditation collective
Because of our social conditioning and the karmic patterns within our minds, we habitually look for happiness, peace, and meaning from things outside ourselves. We seek the end of suffering in temporary satisfactions and experiences that only, in the end, bring more suffering and disillusionment. But the paths of Yoga and Buddhism tell us that the end of suffering doesn’t come from acquiring or experiencing anything outside ourselves. It comes from slowing down and finally surrendering into the stillness and silence that open the inner door to self-knowledge and clarity.
This talk was recorded on Facebook Live on February 2, 2020 (02.02.2020, which is a palindrome) at Miami Life Center, as part of their Chat 'n Chai community dharma talk and podcast recording series. The podcast of this discussion will be available on the MLC web site after it is edited.
Navigating Life and the Spiritual Path by Trusting Your Innate Wisdom
Intuition is one of our most powerful ways of knowing, but it remains mysterious and somewhat devalued in our culture, and many of us are out of touch with this innate form of wisdom. Why is that? And what can we do to cultivate our intuition? This talk was recorded on Facebook Live on October 13, 2016.
THE TRANCE OF NEGATIVITY:
Getting Stuck, Breaking Free, and Cultivating Emotional Intelligence
The Buddha taught that your thoughts create your reality. When we get trapped in the trance of negativity, it can destroy personal relationships, careers, companies, even entire societies. This talk looks at how we get stuck in the trance of negativity, how we can break free, and how shifting our thought patterns can improve emotional intelligence in everyday life, relationships, work, and even political discourse. Recorded on Facebook Live, October 27, 2016.