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Rituals, Faith, Placebos and Healing

April 9th, 2021

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Offering and Receiving Support: How Talking About Painful Events Can Help And How It Can Make Matters Worse

April 1st, 2021

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Life at the Crossroads: Making Important Life Decisions

March 10th, 2021

Talk reviewing some contemporary theories into the different processes involved in making decisions, how we get stuck, and new approaches towards being decisive.
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Work Related Stress: Gaining Confidence Via Meditative and Somatic Practices

March 3rd, 2021

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Getting Closure: What? When? How?

February 25th, 2021

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The Search For the True Self

February 13th, 2021

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Toning Down a Pathological Inner Critic

February 3rd, 2021

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A Sense of Purpose

January 29th, 2021

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How to Feel Safe in Unstable Times

January 20th, 2021

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Determining and Stating Our Core Needs

January 8th, 2021

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New Years Eve Talk: Spirituality, Ultimate Concerns and a Meaningful Life

January 1st, 2021

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Self-Acceptance vs Self-Improvement: The Paths to Well-Being

December 22nd, 2020

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Fine Tuning Intuition Through Mindfulness of Feelings

December 9th, 2020

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Cultivating a Balanced Life Free of Compulsive Distractions

December 2nd, 2020

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Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Time of the Pandemic

November 24th, 2020

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Obsession. Infatuation. Fixation. Preoccupation.

November 19th, 2020

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Finding Moments of Relief in the Midst of Chaos

November 11th, 2020

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The Growth Choice: Evolving Beyond Avoidance Behaviors to Adult Coping Strategies

October 30th, 2020

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GUILT and SHAME

October 16th, 2020

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Unsettled: Living with the Unresolved

October 8th, 2020

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The Big Questions: Existentialist Psychology and the Dharma

October 4th, 2020

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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.

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