What do you do when you can’t figure out what’s coming down the road? The simple answer is trust. The unknown is not the great barrier that we usually perceive it to be, but rather an empty container in which to house new openings, new explanations, and new points of view. Join interning Trillium teacher Victor Antillon as he shows us the value of coming to peace with not knowing.
Trillium Awakening Podcast
This Podcast Series features teacher talks on a variety of topics from the Trillium Awakening Dharma. We hope you enjoy them. Please feel free to reach out to the teacher if you want to continue the conversation in person!
In this meditation by Trillium teacher June Konopka, we inquire into our own awareness – the silent, open emptiness that is unchanging and unbounded. Through deeper inquiry, we may also paradoxically discover frequencies arising from, and finding life in, this emptiness, frequencies such as ecstatic movement, love and compassion. These frequencies are available to feed and nourish us in our human daily lives.
The process of meditation is to connect you more with your essential self, to bring your spirit into this physical space. The idea of practicing meditation is to bring greater alignment to what we feel, think, say and do – to harmonize all the different parts of ourselves. Join Trillium teacher Allan Morelock as we locate our consciousness and bring it into this physical moment with us – and use this wholeness to direct our attention outwards to all with grace, benevolence, and love.
In order to fully relax into the moment, it is helpful to see that even the intention to meditate has its inherent effort. Join Trillium teacher Steve Boggs in this meditation and notice the sense of inherent well being that is always inside of us.
Have you ever had the experience of bringing your limbs, bones, organs, cells and mind all into alignment? Most of us in today’s world have not developed the skills to live from a body that is truly operating as one unified system. That is the purpose of this exercise originally created by Judith Blackstone. Join Trillium teacher Jim Trofatter in this guided meditation as he leads us in the exploration of inhabiting our whole body.
In the last year there has been a lot of fear, sadness, unpredictability, and isolation. Touching into the vast spaces within allows us to rewire our hearts and minds. There is a spaciousness found within that is bigger than everything and holds everything, even the pain and fear. Join Trillium teacher Cielle Backstrom for a mediation that enables us to touch into and remember that mysterious vastness together.
In this meditation, guided by Interning Trillium Teacher Bill Epperly, you will learn to access and open your three wisdom centers, or brains: the head, heart and hara (or gut). These three centers are locations in the body where significant numbers of neurons are found. Centers that process information in unique ways. In our natural state, all three are open and in communication with each other. As we move through the day, they can become congested or closed. They can begin operating independently, rather than in an integrated fashion. In this meditation, you will practice opening them, getting a feel for each, before integrating them into a seamless experience of spacious, embodied presence.
Allow Trillium Awakening teacher Bill Miller to guide you in this healing meditation. Dragon’s Breath is one simultaneous breath that is shared by all life. It is an opportunity to nourish not only yourself, but all beings as one with our gathering and meditation.
In this podcast, Interning Teacher Victor Antillon invites us to tune into the silence, openness, and freedom that lies at the core of our being. He reminds us, that even in the midst of the chaos and challenges of life, we can tune into this essential aspect of existence. By bringing awareness to how we experience this freedom and openness in our own unique way, we continue to open and deepen this inner connection.
Join Trillium teacher June Konopka in this very deep meditation on embodiment. Taking the time to fill each part of the body with the spaciousness of awareness, and with prana (the life-giving force of the breath), proves beneficial for both inhabiting the body and unwinding tension.