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“Surrendering to Uncertainty: Embracing the Mud” with Kaira Jewel Lingo

Meditation teacher Kaira Jewel Lingo provides an invitation “to come home to the island within us that very much needs our care, so that we can meet the uncertainty of our times with resilience and tenderness.” In this virtual webinar, she spoke about embracing “the mud” of suffering and uncertainty and led a guided meditation focused on nourishing a wholesome mind-state…

Webinar: Being with Change with Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara

In this webinar, Zen priest and teacher Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara offered a meditation and reflection on how we can understand and respond to the changes of the world today. We began with a meditation practice, after which Enkyo O’Hara shared some words of wisdom on meditation—how it can help us reconnect with our true selves, be less hindered by our egos and fears,…

Webinar: “Steps to Real Peace” with Dawa Tarchin Phillips

In this webinar, mindfulness and meditation expert Dawa Tarchin Phillips shared five steps to cultivate peace, heal the mind, and transform the heart. These steps can help us nurture and sustain ourselves during these difficult times, equipping us to be a source of love and support for others. He began by acknowledging the challenges of this moment, ranging from COVID-19…

Webinar: “Tending to the Emotional Body” with Leslie Booker

Whatever name we attach to our emotions, whether anger, fear, grief, or sadness, we need to move this energy through our bodies so that it doesn’t set up residence and start colonizing our hearts and minds. It’s imperative for us to scream, shout, cry, create art, lift our voices, and most importantly, to rest, so that we can feel our…

Webinar: “Dharma and Racial Injustice” with Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez, and Ali Smith

Co-Founders of the Holistic Life Foundation Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzales engaged in a conversation about racial injustice in our society. They discussed the racism that is capturing the attention of the world and how contemplative practices can inform our response to it. The session began with a “stress breath” practice, designed to help one hit the reset button,…

Webinar: “Practices for Transforming Stress into Vitality” with Gayla and Aaron Stiles

A leading teacher in the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative-Based Resilience program, Gayla Stiles teaches mindful practices for resilience and healing. Gayla joined her husband and fellow wellness practitioner, Aaron Stiles, to lead an embodied movement practice designed to transform stress into vitality. Identifying tools that help us move from a place of stress and anxiety into a space of resilience and…