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Table of Contents

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*Deepening (2024)

*Presence (2023)

*Introduction: Emerging Clear Awareness

*Roots of Consciousness: Primordial Affective Emotions

*Relax and Expand: Spaciousness and Negativity Bias

*AwarenessIsMagic: Enlightened Futility

*Summary: Emerging Consciousness and Twilight Awareness

Resting in the Waves (2020)

Introduction: Welcoming Fluidity

Fluidity of Awareness (Chap 4)

Befriending the Mind (2019)

Introduction - Don't Stand In a Hammock


Kindness and a Patience Heart

Nondual Experience

Meditator's Field Guide (2017)

Field Guide Description and TOC

How to Use This Field Guide

Slippery Fish

Three Essential Practices

A Vote for Kindness: No Unchanging Self

Selflessness Grows Out of Self Care

Awareness Meters

The Trap of Getting Free

Hindrances Like the Back Door

Recognizing 2 Species of Intentions

Hindrances Want to Retire

Gifts and Vulnerabilities: Angulimala

Attunement not Attainment

Engaging Precepts Mindfully

The Evolving Self

6 Rs and 5 Ss

Kindness and Wisdom Practice (2015)

Beginning the Journey (2014)

Buddha's Map (2013)

Buddha's Map Description

Annotated Table of Contents

A Sweet, Kind Aliveness (Intro)

From Stubbornness to Ease (Chap 1)

Beginnings (Chp 2)

Thriving in Difficult Times (Chp 5)

Joy: The First Jhana (Chp 10)

God(s) and Consciousness (2011)

Circling Home (2010)


Talks / Articles

Little Mind, Big Mind

Befriending the Mind-Heart

172 Cognitive Biases

Cultivating Grace collection:



Confession and Forgiveness

Ease and Irrational Joy

The Demon's Blessing series:

1. Hindrances Overview

2. Specific Hindrances

Forgiveness collection:

Forgiving Ourselves

Forgiving Others

Forgiving Is Possible

Forgiving and Reconciliation

Forgiving, Patience and Confession

Forgiveness and Luminosity

God(s) and Consciousness series:


The Widening Circle

Spiritual Literacy

Stages of Consciousness

Is God Real?

Summary table, diagram, and reflective questions

Inner Landscape series:


Vedana Meter

Dissolving Suffering


Dependent Origination

Karma, Guilt, and Freedom



Q and A and Essays:

Consciousness: What is It Anyway?

Fuzzy-Don't-Know Mind

Individual and Universal Metta

Meaning of Life

Is Mett Less Peaceful

Naturally Deluded

Nested Dolls and Depth Meditation

Object of Meditation


Three Refuges

Selflessness series:

Shadows in the Mirror




Beyond Reason

Taking Refuge

Turning Toward: Four Ennobling Truths

Stories and Vignettes:

Befriending the Demon


The Guest House

Jackie's Way-Cool Glasses

Josie and the Turkey


Recipe for a Human

Three Winged Bird

Two Snakes and a Butterfly

What is Meditation series:


Inner Glow

The Mind Needs a Job

Beginning the Journey

Wise Acceptance and the 7 Rs



Audio Notes


via Apple

via Buzzsprout

via Insight Timer

Fall 2014 Retreat

Day 1: Meditation Instructions

Day 2: Morning Q and A

Day 2: Hindrances

Day 3: Turning Toward: 4 Ennobling Truths

Day 4: Awareness Jhanas

Day 5: Dependent Origination

Day 6: It Ain't Personal

Day 7: Confession and Forgivenesss

Day 8: Precepts and the 7 Rs

Sermon Oct 2014: Thriving in Difficult Times

Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group Talks

Sept 2014: Awareness Jhanas

Jan 2017: Being Nobody

Jan 2018: Three Essential Practices

Dec 2020: Deep Listening

Feb 2022: Wellsprings of Consciousness

Jan 2023: High Altitude Meditation

Sacramento Insight Meditation Talks

May 2014: Splinters in the Mind

Oct 2014: Dependent Origination

Jan 2015: Befriending the Demon

May 2015: Dhamma Gifts

May 2015: Mindfulness in the World

July 2015: Infinite Self

Summer Retreat 2015

Day 1: Introduction

Day 2: Hindrances

Day 3: Gifts and Vulnerabilities

Day 4: Dependent Origination

Day 5: Art of Meditation

Day 6: Jhanas

Day 7: Selflessness

Day 8: Infinite Self

Resting in the Waves

Intro: Welcoming Fluidity

Chap 1a: Fluidity of Self

Chap 1b: Fluidity of Self (cont.)

Chap 2: In the Buddha's Words

Chap 3: Fluidity of Mind

Chap 4: Fluidity of Awareness

Chap 5: Steadiness of Practice

Chap 6: Fluidity of Practice

Chap 7: Fluidity of Life

Chap 8: Fluidity of Fluidity

Epilogue: Beyond Heroics



Video Notes

Doug Interview (2023)

Thriving in Difficult Times

Guided Meditation and Q and A (Feb. 2021)

Guided Meditation and Q and A (March 2021

Retreat, November 2014

Day 1: Meditation Instructions

Day 2: Morning Questions and Answers

Day 2: Hindrances

Day 3: Turning Toward

Day 4: Awareness Jhanas

Day 5: Dependent Origination

Day 6: It Ain't Personal

Day 7: Confession and Forgiveness)

Day 8: Precepts and the 7 Rs



Agenda-less Awareness (5/18/18)

Anger, Meditation and the Six Rs (1/23/21)

Attitudes and Processes (4/20/23)

The Case for Equanimity (6/23/17)

Crunchy Knees and Mindfulness (12/9/13)

Do We Have a Mind? (4/17/21)

A Duck, Equanimity, and Disinterest (10/09/13)

Easing Awake (3/4/15)

Hindrance Attacks (10/5/13)

Holding Dear (1/11/18)

I Spam, Therefore I Am (11/19/13)

Ill Will and Kindness (3/26/15)

Interspecies Friends (12/30/13)

A Lively Talk with Trees (11/6/13)

Meditation Without Support (6/21/18)

Moral Compass / Ethical GPS (9/1/13)

Navigator (12/6/17)

Poke Him in the Eye (5/12/14)

Presence Isn't Freedom (8/7/17)

Relaxing Into (3/2/14)

Second-Hand Wisdom (4/18/15)

Stickiness (10/22/17)

Stones and Hindrances (9/1/15)

Talking GPS, Implants, and Consciousness (9/2/13)

Transient Global Amnesia (7/6/18)

Trusting the Mind (8/14/15)

Turning Toward (10/17/13)

Unconscious Happiness (8/4/13)

When Desire Fades (8/12/13)

When Reactivity Trumps Wisdom (2/6/17)

Who or What is Aware? (3/18/18)

Whose Running the Show (7/7/13)