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This page contains audio recordings of talks given by Bruce Rubin.
To watch video recordings please go to tinyurl.com/brucerubin.

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  May 9, NY
(On Zoom) We all have to leave the nest, those of us who love our mothers and those who don't, mothers must be left behind. Life is impermanent and detachment is essential. But the source of all mothering is not impermanent and worth finding. Dig deep.
  May 2, NY
(On Zoom) Are we accountable for our lives? Perhaps it is best to err on the side of "yes".
  April 25, NY
(On Zoom) Neem Karoli Baba says, "It is better to see God in everything than try to figure things out." This is a talk about that.
  April 11, NY
(On Zoom) At play and at work in the fields of the Lord. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Your life is a rich and profound story. Step back and enjoy it.
  April 4, NY
(On Zoom) An Easter sermon. What was Christ thinking about on the cross and what does it teach us about our own mind in the face of bodily pain and death? Not as depressing as it sounds.
  March 28, NY
(On Zoom) What to do when old mythologies and religious dogma give way to a kind of spiritual dementia and leave you with nothing but "what is". Prepare for truth. Prepare for joy. Prepare for not knowing anything. It's waiting for us all.
  March 21, NY
(On Zoom) Spiritual failure. What to do when you don’t measure up, when your life doesn't deliver what you hoped and prayed for.
  March 14, NY
(On Zoom) "Do you have the patience to wait until your mind settles, and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself?" Lao-Tsu
  March 7, NY
(On Zoom) The inevitability of pain. The amazement of wonder. There is no explaining that does it justice.
  February 28, NY
(On Zoom) The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof. Arriving at fullness requires a knowledge of emptiness and a capacity not to hunger for one or fear the other. Embrace Totality. It is who you are.
  February 21, NY
(On Zoom) Today is Rudi’s Samadhi, the 48th anniversary of his passing. It is a celebration of his being and, more importantly, his ongoing presence in our lives. It is a miracle when a teacher appears in this crazy world. We have been touched by Grace.
  February 14, NY
(On Zoom) What is the Big Picture and why do so few people ever see it? One clue. It cannot be seen with the eyes or perceived with the mind. It can be witnessed but never known. To witness it is to touch reality, to become one with all that is.
  February 7, NY
(On Zoom) The challenge of meaninglessness in human existence and the power of small grace notes to brighten and fill our day.
  January 31, NY
(On Zoom) Most good stories start with a character in equilibrium and then something happens to disturb that. We root for them to reestablish equilibrium before their time clock runs out. That is the story of our lives.
  January 24, NY
(On Zoom) RUDI’S BIRTHDAY. I’ve celebrated Rudi’s birthday for nearly half a century. My gratitude for his teaching is unending. The only thing that’s changed is that I’m no longer trying to get anywhere that I haven’t always been.
  January 17, NY
(On Zoom) Finding your Self is an absurd proposition since your Self is everywhere and you are nothing but It. Your ego being is not separate. If you ask you Self for help to surrender you will find who you have always been.
  January 10, NY
(On Zoom) When the balancing forces of the universe, the yin/yang of existence go out or whack, what can you do? You can cave in or grow. Your call.
  January 3, NY
(On Zoom) So much of spiritual work is a desire to arrive at comfort. Real spiritual work begins when you let go of that. What is the sound of one hand clapping? Who wants comfort?

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