David Perrin




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.

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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.

Earlier Event: January 6
The State of Shambhala