Starting Out


Friday Night Talk - First Thought Best Thought: The Poetry of Chögyam Trungpa

with David Rome

May 14th

Nowhere is Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s inner life more accessible than in his poetry. We will explore both the poetry and Rinpoche’s creative process, as well as how he used poetry to awaken his students. Continue »

Friday Night Talk - Unconditional Kindness: Regarding Others as Our Guides

with Emily Bower

May 21st

How can we practice unconditional kindness on the spot for ourselves and others? Acknowledging others’ feelings and needs, even with a very few words or simple gestures, can make an anxious situation better for everyone. Continue »

Friday Night Talk - One Nation Under Trauma with Larry Ward

June 4th

The aim of this talk is to recognize and name the deeper shared crisis of America today. What can the Buddhadharma offer to help deepen our self-care, heal our systemically racialized lives and uplift our social engagement with one another? Continue »

Being Strategic in Challenging Times

with Eva Wong

September 25th (2022)

Winning is desirable, but if a victory means sacrificing integrity, honor, and compassion, it is no victory at all. Continue »