My passions in the dharma are many, and only keep growing! Socially engaged Buddhism is a thread woven through many of my talks-- how can we end suffering both internally and externally? Having worked with teens and young adults for many years, some of the talks are geared to young people. My recent passion is how the dharma can be secularized and made accessible to all, regardless of background, this is my current work at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. Finally as a new-ish mom, I'm deeply inspired by the transformative power of daily life and family practice.
This talk overviews multiple ways of practicing from focused awareness to flexible awareness to natural awareness. Specifically we deal with cultivating concentration and how it can benefit our mindfulness practice.
How is wisdom cultivated and how does it manifest itself through our mindfulness practice? And how is love cultivated-both through mindfulness and heart-based practices? And how do they fit together?
Added Bonus: The Bodhisattva Archetype!