David Perrin

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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.

 
 
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Don't Drop Me: Story vs Storyline

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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.