David Perrin

Listening

 
 

Listening

I’m delighted to share here a selection of recent Dharma talks and discussions. Many of these talks are live presentations at meditation centers such as the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, as well as other places. If you would like to discuss any of these topics further, or if you are interested in bringing me to your meditation center, school, workplace, or other locale for a talk on mindfulness, meditation, dharma, or spirituality and wellness, please be in touch.

 
 

Don't Drop Me: Story vs Storyline
Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Don't Drop Me: Story vs Storyline

Meditators are often advised to “drop the storyline and return to the breath”. The intention in shamatha is to become familiar with our storylines so that we are not captivated, captured, defined or dictated by them. However, dropping the storyline doesn’t mean we disavow our Stories - of where we come from, who we come from, our experiences, our struggles, successes, challenges and everything that makes each of us a unique and complex being.

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I Love You and I Might Not Like You: Metta as Liberatory Practice
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

I Love You and I Might Not Like You: Metta as Liberatory Practice

Everyone knows there’s a difference between ‘I love you’ and 'I like you’. It can feel threatening when someone tells us they don’t like us (what we are doing, saying, etc). And it can be powerful when they say ‘I love you’. Either way, for someone like me (white, privileged, he/him, hetero) my learned fragility might make me recoil or shut-down when met with the loving-challenge to look at my own internalized bias, supremacy, and ignorance. How might the contemplative practice of the Four Immeasurables help me face what I (and others) don’t like about my attitude? And help me receive love that is true, unconditionally, and liberatory.

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The Future of Shambhala
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Future of Shambhala

Ethan invites Aarti Tejuja, Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls and David Perrin to the show for an open discussion of the revelations which have recently transformed the Shambala community and together look forward to where they see the future of Shambala heading.

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