Buddha, Brain, and Karma: Teaching on fire element

Episode 14: Anne reviews the earth and water elements before teaching on fire, the warmth of connection whose imbalance leads to a fear of disconnection or being consumed by an intense relationship.  In this teaching, Anne points out that these reaction patterns often cause the very thing we fear.  She closes by emphasizing that with […]

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Buddha, Brain, and Karma: Relaxed and alert meditation

Episode 13:  Anne guides this meditation on cultivating a relaxed awareness by beginning with the body and physical posture.  From that stable, grounded seat, she helps us bring the mind back again and again to rest in attention.  The meditation closes with sounding OM three times as we imagine a clear, luminous light at our […]

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Buddha, Brain, and Karma: Water (and earth) Q&A

Episode 12: There are a lot of rich nuggets in this Q&A following Anne’s talk on the water element.  Anne and Harvey address, among other things, the difference between earth wisdom and water wisdom and the way reflecting on the elements can help us develop an “energetic vocabulary” for making fine discriminations in our experiences; […]

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Buddha, Brain, and Body: Teaching on water, connection, and clarity

Episode 11: Anne teaches on the water element, which is associated with both connection and clarity.  We long for connection, yet we also often fear it, which we can understand through the imagery of an imbalanced water element.  The clarity of water can shine through once we’ve noticed and unraveled our unconscious misunderstandings of the […]

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