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Addiction and Recovery: Contemporary and Buddhist Theories & Treatments

September 23rd, 2020

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A Pocket Guide To the Dharma — The Core Principles of Buddhist Psychology

September 16th, 2020

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Positive Emotions: Why We Have Them, Why We Need Them, How to Generate Them

September 9th, 2020

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The Process of Healing: Grieving Loss and Separation From the Loved

September 2nd, 2020

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Transcendence and Ultimate Concerns: Some of the Profound Benefits of Spiritual Practice

August 26th, 2020

Talk given August 25, 2020 on some of the more profound benefits of spiritual practice.
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Processing the Pandemic: How We Carry or Discharge Our Emotional Wounds & Stress

August 12th, 2020

Talk given August 11th, 2020 for our Tuesday Evening Class. 
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Cultivating the Resilience to Bounce Back After Losses, Setbacks and Disappointments

July 30th, 2020

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You Are Smarter Than You Think (But You Probably Don’t Know Why)

July 22nd, 2020

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Rewiring Our Old Circuitry: Overriding Outdated Behavioral Traits

July 8th, 2020

Talk on evolutionary priming and how it creates evolutionary mismatches, where our behaviors no longer fit our world nor contribute to well-being. 
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Understanding and Addressing the State of Being Overwhelmed

July 3rd, 2020

Being overwhelmed can be a normal reaction to an overload of daily stresses, obligations or especially difficult circumstances, such as being a doctor during a pandemic. However, underlying, psychological causes can make challenging situations appear far more paralyzing than they really are.
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Understanding and Connecting with the Inner Child in Mindfulness Meditation

June 26th, 2020

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How Minds and Bodies Interact in the Healing of Emotional Wounds

June 17th, 2020

How to process and release emotional experiences through embodied awareness. Please consider supporting my Buddhist Pastoral work, which is sustained entirely by your donations.
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Pandemic Talk 9: Understanding and Addressing Situational Depression

May 27th, 2020

Talk on zoom May 19, 2020. If you'd like to support my Buddhist pastoral work in New York, please use the paypal button to the right or Venmo: dharmapunxnyc

Pandemic Talk 8: Taking Care of the Nervous System During Times of Stress

May 20th, 2020

Talk on zoom May 19, 2020. If you'd like to support my Buddhist pastoral work in New York, please use the paypal button to the right or Venmo: dharmapunxnyc

Pandemic Talk 7: A Spiritual Practice for These Times

May 13th, 2020

Talk on zoom May 12, 2020. If you'd like to support my Buddhist pastoral work in New York, please use the paypal button to the right or Venmo: dharmapunxnyc. 

Pandemic Talk 6—Communicating During the Pandemic: Stating Needs. Setting Boundaries. Working Through Conflict.

May 6th, 2020

Talk on zoom May 5, 2020. If you'd like to support my Buddhist pastoral work in New York, please use the paypal button to the right or Venmo: dharmapunxnyc

Pandemic Talk 5—Practices to Support Emotion Stability During Social Distancing

April 29th, 2020

Talk on zoom April 28, 2020. If you'd like to support my Buddhist pastoral work in New York, please use the paypal button to the right or Venmo: dharmapunxnyc

Pandemic Talk 4: Coming to Terms With Difficult Experiences

April 23rd, 2020

Talk on zoom April 21, 2020. If you'd like to support my Buddhist pastoral work in New York City, please use the paypal button to the right or Venmo: dharmapunxnyc.
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Pandemic Talk# 3: Tools for Self-Acceptance and Internal Integration

April 16th, 2020

Talk on zoom April 14, 2020. If you'd like to support my Buddhist pastoral work in New York, please use the paypal button to the right or Venmo: dharmapunxnyc. Thank you!

Pandemic Talk 2—Adapting to the New Normal Through Titration, Portioning and Mindfulness

April 9th, 2020

Talk on zoom April 7, 2020. If you can support my Buddhist pastoral work in New York, please use the paypal button to the right or
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Pandemic Talk 1 — Some Tools for the Times

April 9th, 2020

Talk given on zoom March 29, 2020. If you'd like to support my Buddhist pastoral work in New York, please use the paypal button to the right or Venmo: dharmapunxnyc. Thank you!

a meaningful life with significant experiences

March 16th, 2020

live talk from march 9, before we closed down live meetings due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Felt Sense of Security: Why Some People Respond to Challenges, While Others React

March 4th, 2020

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Terror Management: How We Accept Or Deny the Most Significant Truth of Existence

February 4th, 2020

Talk and guided meditation on the beneficial practices and outcomes of mortality awareness.

Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: Understanding Why They’re So Sticky, And How To Alleviate Them

January 29th, 2020

Talk and guided meditation covering both modern and ancient perspectives into the ‘ironic process’ that makes certain thoughts so sticky and repetitive, and how to stem the flow of such obsessive ideations. 
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Mindful Communication During Conflict: The Process of Building Trust and Mutuality Amidst Tension

January 22nd, 2020

A dharma talk on the theories behind and practices employed in developing interacting skillfully in relationships. 
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A Healthy Balance: Love Versus Codependency and Enmeshment

January 15th, 2020

In secure attachment and love, a relationship is flexible, balancing times of deep intimacy and attunement, with times where partners can be separate without preoccupied anxiety over the moods and impulses of their partner; each partner has a healthy sense of self and supportive friends outside of their core relationship; in co-dependency, the bond is often rooted in feelings insecurity, a damaged sense of self, inflexibility and separation anxiety. This episode dives into the distinctions, then leads to a meditation that explores some of the talk's tehems.

Relax & Unwind: How to Slow Down and Recuperate

January 8th, 2020

Dharma talk and guided meditation on the theme.

Skillful Intentions for a New Decade of Well Being (with New Year’s Eve Ceremony)

January 1st, 2020

Talk given at our annual New Year's Eve Event in Brooklyn NYC, Dec 31, 2019. Recording includes the 2,500 year old refuges and precepts chant in english.

Inclining the Mind Toward Secure Attachment

December 17th, 2019

Talk on how physiological states associated with early relational events influence our choices and behaviors in adult attachments and friendships, as well as ways to change our attachment patterns.
Guided visualization follows exploring the theme.
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object constancy and the psychology of protective spirits and persecutory delusions

December 11th, 2019

Object constancy is not just the ability to believe that core relationships are stable despite conflicts, but also the ability to internalize the soothing attributes of a secure attachment figure. In this talk will discuss how the mind can create agents as compensations during times of isolation and loneliness; we'll employ the early Buddhist practice of devanusati, or conjuring the felt sense of protective entities.
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Chronic Stress: Causes and Relief

December 4th, 2019

33 minute talk exploring some physiological and psychological perspectives, along with classic contemplative and mindfulness tools to alleviate chronic stress. 
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Addressing the Fear of Social Rejection

November 27th, 2019

Talk and guided meditation on the theme.
In the 2,500 year old tradition of dana, these teachings are offered without charge and are entirely supported by the generosity of the those who find them to be of value. Thank you for your support.

Peak Experiences, Ego Transcendence and Self-Actualization: Some Tools and Insights from Transpersonal Psychology and the Human Potential Movement

November 20th, 2019

Talk and guided meditation about Transpersonal Psychology integrated the spiritual and transcendent aspects of buddhist practice within the framework of therapy.
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Self Integration: Understanding the separate states of the psyche

November 14th, 2019

Although our sense of is that we inhabit a singular, unified self that changes little across time, in fact all humans experience a wide multiplicity of self-states, ie traits, capabilities, perceptions and behaviors that differ from one situation to the next. This talk explores the origins of self-states and how to gain a greater sense of self-acceptance through connecting with these states in meditation practice.
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Alleviating Distress: Buddhist and Contemporary Insights Into the Two Kinds of Suffering in Life

November 6th, 2019

Dharma talk on the difference between inevitable pain and avoidable suffering, along with a guided meditation on the theme.
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Repairing Attachment Wounds in Adults: A Summary of Five Practices

October 30th, 2019

An overview of attachment patterns in adults, followed by a review of ways to address damaging relational issues.
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Contemplation of One’s Mortality Meditation to Clarify Our Purpose in Life

October 30th, 2019

The mindfulness of mortality, Maraṇasati in Pali, is a 2,500 year old Buddhist meditation that provides a manner in which we can usefully and serenly contemplate the inevitabilities of old age, sickness, death and loss; the practice employs these reflections to discern our most authentic purpose in life, condusive to establishing one's highest sense of self-worth.

Interacting Skillfully with Irrational People

October 24th, 2019

Dharma talk on a variety tools to emotionally regulate angry, depressed, triggered, shut down individuals. Meditation follows that explores some of the talk's themes.
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Addressing Work Related Anxiety

October 17th, 2019

Dharma talk on the underlying psychological structures resulting in chronic work related anxiety and guided meditation on the theme.
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Thoughts on Setting Boundaries and Stating Needs

October 9th, 2019

Talk, meditation and guided reflection on the theme.
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Orienting Practice: Locating Safety Cues in Stressful Situations, Talk and Guided Visualization

October 2nd, 2019

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Stop Making Sense: Retrieving the Felt Experience Before All Conceptualization and Meaning Making

September 19th, 2019

Talk and guided meditation on the theme.
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Addressing Learned Helplessness, Fatalism, Resignation

September 11th, 2019

31 minute talk followed by 29 minute guided meditation.
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Resilience, Bouncing Back From Setbacks and Going with the Flow

September 4th, 2019

Dharma talks and guided meditation on the theme.
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Procrastination, Perfectionism & Avoidance Coping: What Makes Us Drag Our Feet And How To Move Forward

August 21st, 2019

33 minute talk, 27 minute guided meditation on the theme

Killing the Buddha: Infatuation with Big Ideas and the Fetishization of “The One Who Knows”

August 14th, 2019

39 minute talk and 28 minute guided meditation

A Balanced Nervous System: Stress vs Shut Down vs Wellbeing

August 8th, 2019

34 minute talk, 30 minute guided meditation addressing both stress and tiredness

Preoccupation: Addressing the fixation on unreliable relationships that distract attention from embracing our life and moving forward.

July 31st, 2019

33 minute talk on preoccupation followed by 27 minute guided meditation on the theme

Making Sense of Life: Processing Emotional Events & Attachment Wounds Through Storytelling

July 24th, 2019

30 minute talk + 30 minute guided meditation on the theme.

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