TALKS/TEACHINGS/GUIDANCE

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Dharma Talks, Presentations and Podcasts

Threads to the Absolute

Recorded at Shinzen Young Year End Retreat, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Mindful Society Global Institute

Marcy was the featured speaker in March 2021 at the Mindfulness Society Global Institute where the topic for the month was suffering. In her talk, Marcy explains the formulation of suffering as a function of pain times resistance, the Unified Mindfulness definition of mindful awareness, and how applying the latter to the former can lead to “happiness independent of conditions.”
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Tattoos and Torah

Rabbi Iggy, founder and CEO of the T’Shuvah Center, and Marcy discuss the true essence of mindfulness, and the distinct and diverse ways the practice can change your life. They talk about its use in education, parenting, trauma-repair and many other aspects of life. Marcy shares not only about her own journey but also on how to train people who teach and lead others.
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Conversations on the Path: Guidances and Teachings

Teachings

It is often the case in coaching calls that practitioners ask questions, or topics naturally arise, which are of general relevance to practice or the Path. The result can be a “stand-alone” teaching on a specific issue or topic that may be of interest to other practitioners. This section offers such teachings adapted by an editor from one-on-one coaching sessions. Each is preceded by introductory comments from the editor.

The Power of One-on-One Guidance

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Appeal of Rinzai Zen

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Becoming Comfortable with Saying No

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Gifts of the Practice

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Private Coaching Transcripts and Guidances

From time to time, practitioners in my one-on-one coaching sessions request a guided meditation customized for their particular practice conditions, and often based on specific issues discussed in the coaching session. Many of my guided meditations on Insight Timer are actual recordings of these unrehearsed guidances. I have included two additional guidances here taken from one-on-one coaching sessions that were inspired by the spontaneous interaction between coach and practitioner. I have included the full transcript of one of them in order to illustrate how the guidance emerged uniquely within the context of the coaching session.

Sinking into Awareness

Recorded on coaching call 7-30-2020. 16 minutes.

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Open Awareness Circuit

Recorded on coaching call 4-26-2021. 35 minutes.

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Technique Instruction

Marcy was co-teacher at Shinzen Young’s annual end-of-year retreat in 2019-2020, held in-person at the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Her responsibilities included meeting with newcomers daily to introduce them to a broad range of practice techniques. These sessions included guided meditations for each technique. The guidances were recorded on a cell phone so the quality is often less than ideal. Please be advised that there will be ambient sound.

See – Hear – Feel

Recorded at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Dec 30, 2019. 49 minutes.

See Hear Feel Good

Recorded at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Jan 2, 2020. 33 minutes.

Non-Dual, Not This

Recorded at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Jan 6, 2020. 13 minutes.

Content vs Contour

Recorded at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Jan 8, 2020. 38 minutes.

Feel Flow, Feel Rest

Recorded at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Jan 1, 2020. 29 minutes.

Body Scan

Recorded at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Jan 6, 2020. 15 minutes.

Auto Focus (Do Nothing)

Recorded at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Jan 7, 2020. 42 minutes.

Don’t Know

Recorded at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Jan 9, 2020. 41 minutes.