Sunday Integral Dharma Calls

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Join us on Zoom:

In the US, at 11am PT, noon MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET

In Europe, at 7pm UK, 8pm CET

The calls are free, given from the spirit of generosity for the benefit of all beings.

All you need to do is register once, with your name and email, so we can add you to the Sunday Calls List.

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  • Receive the Zoom link for each weekly call
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  • Be able to access videos of past calls on our website

“May you live in interesting times,” was reported to be an ancient Chinese curse but no actual Chinese source has ever been found. Well it may not be a Chinese curse, but it does indeed seem to be a modern one. A pandemic has appeared, ironically in China, and it is sweeping across the globe. We can think of this pandemic as a curse, but it might be more interesting and useful to think of it as a powerful teacher or teaching. With our Sunday Integral Dharma Calls, we are beginning to explore this global crisis, making sense out of it using Zen wisdom, depth psychology and an Integral Framework. Each one of us are potential students. What might we learn from this crisis, this teacher and these teachings? And, what can we do to enhance our capacity for learning?

As my root teacher JunPo is fond of saying with a smile: “When do we change? When we have to."

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    Upcoming Sessions

  • Integral Dharma 65 - Jun 27, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

  • Past Sessions

  • Integral Dharma 64 - Jun 20, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    Today's talk begins with the Poem: Faith in Mind - “Hsin Hsin Ming” Written by the Third Patriarch Seng Can, 6th Century and Translated by Chan Master Shen-yen

    The Supreme Way is not difficult
    If only you do not pick and choose.
    Neither love nor hate,
    And you will clearly understand.
    Be off by a hair,
    And you are as far from it as heaven from earth.
    If you want the Way to appear,
    Be neither for nor against.
    For and against opposing each other
    This is the mind's disease.
    Without recognizing the mysterious principle
    It is useless to practice quietude.

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  • Integral Dharma 63 - Jun 13, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 63rd Sunday Integral Dharma Call. The question today is: Spiritual Growth and Awakening, the same thing or two different things?

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  • Integral Dharma 62 - Jun 6, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 62nd Sunday Integral Dharma Call Today, Integral Zen's Perspective on: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha

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  • Integral Dharma 61 - May 30, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 61st Sunday Integral Dharma Call 

    Today: Integral Zen’s perspective on: Insight, Knowledge and Wisdom

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  • Integral Dharma 60 - May 23, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    The 60th Sunday Integral Dharma Talk

    Today: The Cause of Suffering…

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  • Integral Dharma 59 - May 16, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 59th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. Today: A Tribute to the passing of a Great Zen Master - Jun Po Kando Denis Kelly

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  • Integral Dharma 58 - May 9, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 58th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. Today: The Doctrine of Two Truths

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  • Integral Dharma - May 2, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 57th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. Today: The Practice of DANA – “Giving Generously – Medicine for Selfishness”

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  • Integral Dharma 56 - Apr 11, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    this is the 56th Sunday Integral Dharma Call exploring states of body/mind

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  • Integral Dharma 55 - Apr 4, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 55th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. Easter - Death and Resurrection - Dying and Rebirth

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  • Integral Dharma 54 - Mar 28, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 54th Integral Dharma Call. Today the Koan: what is a Koan?

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  • Integral Dharma 53 - Mar 21, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    The 53rd Sunday Integral Dharma Call

    The Koan:

    Mumonkan Case 2 Hyakujõ's Fox

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  • Integral Dharma 52 - Mar 14, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 52nd in a series of Integral Dharma Calls. Mar. 14th, 2021 

    The Integral Dharma Talk today was: What is Integral Dharma?

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  • Integral Dharma 51 - Mar 7, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 51st Call in the series of Integral Dharma Calls. Mar. 7th, 2021 

    The question today was: 

    Start again with genuine curiosity and be willing to be surprised. Then find one prejudice against something that you are currently unconscious of (or unwilling to admit to) and bring it into the light of consciousness as an object that you can see.

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  • Integral Dharma 50 - Feb 28, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 50th Call in the series of Integral Dharma Calls. Feb 28th, 2021 

    the Question today was: 

     Let’s see if you can find some genuine curiosity. Are you willing to be surprised? If you are, then consider the possibility that you might be prejudiced. Can you describe what you are prejudiced against?

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  • Integral Dharma 49 - Feb 21, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 49th call in the series of Integral Dharma Calls. Feb 21st, 2021 

    The question today was: 

     Recall the last time you gave someone some constructive but critical feedback? How was it received? How did you feel when you delivered it? What was the impact of the feedback to your relationship?

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  • Session 48 - Feb 14, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 48th Integral Dharma Call. The question today was: If you dislike someone, do you feel bad? who’s fault is it that you dislike them? Do you blame them or do you blame yourself?

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  • Session 47 - Feb 7, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 47th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. The question was: Find three things you really love and feel the emotional energy of loving something. Now compare that experience to hating something. Reflect on the difference between the emotions of loving and hating. Describe what you experience.

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  • Session 46 - Jan 31, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 46th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. The question today is: Find three different things: 1) one that you are indifferent too, 2) one that you dislike, 3) one that you hate. Then keeping the 3 “things” in mind, shift your attention to observing the “object” of “emotional intensity.” Now Observe: 1) the lack of intensity of indifference, 2) the level of intensity of disliking, 3) the level of intensity of hating.

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  • Session 45 - Integral Dharma - Jan 24, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 45th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. The question today is: Find three things you really hate (same as last week), and remaining curious, feel the energy of hating as an object in your experience without expressing or emoting the hating energy.

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  • Integral Dharma 44 - Jan 17, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 44th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. The question today is: · Name three things you really hate, then enter and rest in a state of curiosity.

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  • Integral Dharma 43 - Jan 10, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    Integral Dharma Call 43. The question today was: Who is responsible for your emotional state and the impact of your emotional energy? Are you a puppet or master of your emotions?

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  • Integral Dharma 42 - Jan 3, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 42nd Sunday Integral Dharma Call. The question today is: How do you experience negative emotions? Are there rules that you follow regarding negative emotions?

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  • Integral Dharma 41 - Dec 27, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 41st of the Sunday Integral Dharma Calls. The question today is: If you have identified circumstances whereyou fall into both victim and perpetrator, then ask yourself: If you are the bully, who is the victim? And, if you are the victim, who is the bully?

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  • Integral Dharma 40 - Dec 20, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 40th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. The daily question was: Now that you have identified and observed where in your life you are acting like a victim, are you ready to look for any circumstances where you are acting like a perpetrator or a bully?

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  • Integral Dharma 39 - Dec 13, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 39th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. The question was: Since we began exploring this subject of victim mentality, have you become more sensitive to victim narratives being told by others? by yourself? How has this new sensitivity impacted your life and your relationships? Cost? Payoff?

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  • Integral Dharma 38 - Dec 6, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    Sunday Integral Dharma Call 38. Today the question is: The question today is: Are you telling a story of how you are or were, a victim of a collective persecution? Are you unconsciously carrying such a burden? And who is to be blamed?

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  • Integral Dharma 37 - Nov 29, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 37th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. The question was: "If you have identified any places in your life where you fall into a “victim mentality,” First describe them, and then get really, really curious about what can you do next??

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  • Integral Dharma 36 - Nov 22, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 36th Sunday Integral Dharma Talk.  The question was: If you had reason to believe that you were repeatedly falling into a “victim mentality,” what would you do to see it and change it?

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  • Integral Dharma 35 - Nov 15, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 35th Integral Dharma Call. The starting Question was: If someone you love and respect, told you that you were repeatedly falling into a “victim mentality,” how could you know if it was true?

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  • Integral Dharma 34 - Nov 8, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 34th Sunday Integral Dharma Call

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  • Integral Dharma 33 - Nov 1, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

    This is the 33rd Sunday Integral Dharma Call. Today's question is : In this time of lockdown, what did you believe you couldn’t live without, which you are surprised to find you don’t really need?

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  • Integral Dharma 32 - Oct 25, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    The 32nd Sunday Integral Dharma Call. The Question: "Where are you stuck?"

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  • Integral Dharma 31 - Oct 18, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    The 31st Sunday Integral Dharma Call

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  • Integral Dharma 30 - Oct 11, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 30th Sunday Integral Dharma Talk. We started with the question, " What is the most important thing?"

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  • Integral Dharma 29 - Oct 4, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 29th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. We started with the questions: Who are you really? And what is truly real?

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  • Integral Dharma 28 - Sep 27, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This the 28th Integral Dharma Call. The leading question was: Who do you really serve? And What do you truly trust?

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  • Integral Dharma 27 - Sep 20, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    The 27th Sunday Integral Dharma Call, we started with the question: Can you serve the moment by bringing what is most essential?

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  • Integral Dharma 26 - Sep 13, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 26th Sunday Integral Dharma Call.  The question we started with today is: When you feel bad, who’s fault is it?  Who or what do you blame when you experience negative emotions?

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  • Integral Dharma 25 - Sep 6, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 25th call of the Sunday Integral Dharma Calls. Today the question was: Where do you turn, when you cannot consciously resolve a conflict? What is it that you really trust? When things are hopeless, when entitlements are incompatible and moral values irreconcilable, when the irresistible force meets the unmovable object, who or what do you trust?

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  • Integral Dharma 24 - Aug 30, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 24th Integral Dharma Call. We explored the following questions: What is conflict resolution? What happens with conflicts that cannot be consciously resolved? The discussion that ensued was focused on attempting to use thinking to answer the questions and the way this tends to lead into divergent opinions at are themselves in conflict

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  • Integral Dharma 23 - Aug 23, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 23rd Sunday Integral Dharma Call. We looked at the conflicts where we feel we are entitled to something and someone else feels they are entitled to the opposite. Where there is no room for negotiation and we are stuck with the irresistible force meeting the unmovable object. What then?

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  • Integral Dharma 22 - Aug 16, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 22nd Sunday Integral Dharma Call. The question today was: What happens in relationship, when something that we feel we are entitled to, is incompatible with what someone else feels, must be earned? For example: “I feel entitled to the right to speak and they feel I must earn the right to speak by proving I have something valuable to say.” Dig deep and uncover any hidden conflicts that you haven’t yet seen. Make a list of these conflicts. Then switch and the speaker becomes the listener.

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  • Integral Dharma Call 21 - Aug 9, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 21st Sunday Integral Dharma Call. We ask the question: "What are the things that we must earn?"

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  • Integral Dharma Call 20 - Aug 2, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 20th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. We ask the question: "What am I entitled to?"

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  • Integral Dharma Call 19 - Jul 26, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 19th Call in a series of Integral Dharma Calls

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  • Integral Dharma Call 18 - Jul 19, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 18th Sunday Integral Dharma Call. An exploration into the nature of insight.

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  • Integral Dharma Call 17 - Jul 12, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 17th Integral Dharma Call 17. Using the Cognitive matrix, 6 senses, 5 Skandhas and the 3 poisons to explore the question of Collective Intelligence?

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  • Integral Dharma Call 16 - Jul 5, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 16th Sunday Integral Dharma Call 16

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  • Integral Dharma Call 15 - Jun 28, 2:00 pm - 3:30 am EDT

    This week we began with a brain breaker, and then continued with the Buddhist teachings of the 3 poisons and the 6 senses and what light they can shed our modern and postmodern issues with prejudice, genocide and war.

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  • Integral Dharma Call 14 - Jun 21, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 14th Sunday Integral Dharma Call 14. The six senses, the five Aggregates, the Cognitive Matrix, the nature of prejudice and the cause of genocide and war

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  • Integral Dharma Call 13 - Jun 14, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the 13 Sunday Integral Dharma Call 13

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  • Integral Dharma Call 12 - Jun 7, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

    The 12th Integral Dharma Call

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  • Integral Dharma Call 11 - May 31, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the eleventh call in the Sunday Integral Dharma Calls 11

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  • Integral Dharma Call 10 - May 24, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the tenth of the Sunday Integral Dharma Calls 10

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  • Integral Dharma Call 09 - May 17, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

    This is the 9th Integral Dharma Sunday call to look at our own responses to the Corvid-19 virus.

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  • Integral Dharma Call 08 - May 10, 8:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

    This is the eighth Sunday Integral Dharma Call 08

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  • Sunday, May 3 Dharma talk - May 3, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    This is the Seventh Sunday Integral Dharma Talk

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  • Sunday, April 26 Dharma talk - Apr 26, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

    Sunday Integral Dharma Call 06

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  • Sunday, April 12 Dharma talk - Apr 19, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
  • Sunday, April 12 Dharma talk - Apr 12, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
  • Sunday, April 5 Dharma talk - Apr 5, 2:00 pm - Apr 12, 3:00 pm EDT
  • Integral Dharma Call 02 - Mar 29, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

    This is the second call in the Integral Dharma Calls

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