Nurturing Our Practice Lives

I recently spent a few days in Boulder, Colorado. This was pretty much unexpected. Dharma Ocean was hosting a series of meetings in which the overall direction of this lineage was to be explored and I was invited to take part. It was a fascinating, illuminating, and exhausting trip!

Shortly after agreeing to this journey, my good friend and teaching peer Laurel Miller emailed. Among many other things, Laurel hosts the Boulder community’s weekly meditation event. She wanted to know if I would be willing to offer a teaching to this group my final night in town. When I said ‘Yes’, we started to consider possible topics.

After some back and forth, we settled on the title ‘Nurturing our Practice Lives’. I had no idea where this might lead when I committed to this topic. The very morning of the talk, I scrapped all I had planned because something else felt more pressing.

The video above is a recording of this ‘something else’. After a short Ten Points practice, we sit up and move into the matter at hand: How do we nurture our practice lives? What does the tradition say about this? What have I found helpful in this regard? 

I hope you enjoy. I hope this proves of benefit.

- Neil