Motivation and the Path, November, 2020
In these days, we’re bombarded by news, household logistics, and finances (among other things) – the question may arise” how is my meditation practice fit into all of this?” In this short talk, I consider what might bring us to the path of dharma, and how we’re motivated to stay on (or stray from) this path. This video was initially presented at Bagels and Dharma at the Philadelphia Shambhala Center.
Communication Workshop at Dharma Drum Mountain, March 28, 2019
During her travels in Asia, Elaine presented a communication workshop for the monastics at Dharma Drum Mountain Monastery near Taipei, Taiwan.
Luminary Buddhist Nunnery, April, 2019
Thoughts for the Pandemic, International Buddhist Chaplains Foundation
Dr. Elaine Yuen of Naropa University offers deep breaths and grounding, mindful, and calming words during the current pandemic. Mar 24, 2020
A short talk on basic attendance, taught to our chaplaincy students at Naropa. It is a contemplative practice of mindfulness and awareness that supports observations of physical, communicative and cognitive aspects of the client/patient as well as one’s own personal perceptions. By engaging in this way, a greater appreciation and understanding of somatic, emotional, and environmental aspects of a pastoral encounter can be developed. This presentation was part of a workshop for Tibetan Buddhist monastics in June, 2019.