Radical Embrace is one of the most effective practices in our toolkit – and it is one which we can either let happen on its own, or be a little more encouraging with in order to receive its gifts. Join Trillium Awakening teacher Cielle Backstrom as she guides us through embracing whatever is true for you in the present moment, and fully Greenlighting anything that is arising in order to be fully felt and integrated.
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!
Join Trillium Interning Teacher, Victor Antillon, on this guided meditation to get in touch with that which is timeless. From this space, you can simply just observe what goes on around you without a sense of attachment. At the very root of consciousness, there is only an endless sense of calm, peace and well-being. It is the foundation from which we think, feel and see: a primal stillness.
These unusual times are calling each of us to deepen our capacity to “hold” ourselves, others and current events. In the Trillium dharma, holding is defined as being in Presence with something or someone with heartfelt support for the other as they are. There’s a way in which this definition engages the three petals of the Trillium teaching. In this meditation, Trillium Awakening Interning Teacher Denise Gallagher explores the multiple dimensions of holding.
This guided meditation will show you how to welcome back into heart-consciousness aspects of yourself that have been exiled. By reclaiming our exiled parts, we reduce our need to project them onto others. Trillium Awakening Teacher Margit Bantowsky draws from a deeply transformative, somato-imaginal process called Inner Relationship Focusing, developed by Ann Weiser Cornell, an offshoot of Eugene Gendlin’s original work called Focusing www.focusingresources.com
“There’s a quiet corner of every human heart that longs for release from continual pressure at the heart of their spiritual quest: a restless quiet hunger that there must be something more than all of this.” This meditation starts from that quiet corner, the start of your spiritual quest, “the sacramental impulse that has shaped your spiritual life.” Join Trillium teacher Steve Boggs on this journey back to the start of your spiritual investigation.
The Hebrew word RUACH, meaning wind or breath, is the archetype for SPIRIT, which is the always available bridge leading us from gross to subtle states of Consciousness. In this meditation, Trillium teacher Sandra Glickman leads us to work with our breath as we explore these important questions: Where are you in life right now? Where do you want to go? What is in the way of attaining this desire? What is the next step? If you explore and feel into the answers to these questions and begin to include them into your being, you can build a bridge toward your vision.
In some traditions, the Dragon is a creature that is comfortable in any environment. Like us, whatever the world she’s in, she is what she is, and she has to be able to respond. Living and dying is happening in every moment, and it is sorrowful and difficult. Feeling into the source of things, even just for a brief moment, is greatly relieving and easing to whatever degree we create the space beyond boundaries and mistaken views.This Dragon’s Heart Practice helps us to live as the dynamic and flowing expressions of reality that we are. As Trillium teacher Bill Miller puts it: “Fear is certainly part of our experience, but it doesn’t have to run the show.”
Many of us have wondered how to make meditation a regular practice, or we ask, “how do I carry this into the rest of my life?” In this meditation, Trillium teacher Steve Boggs assures us that “successful meditation is often related to the effortlessness of the process.” What is more effortless than the breath? Down through the ages, the breath has been a gateway to access subtle inner states and is completely natural.
Join former Trillium Awakening teacher John Bottone in a guided meditation designed to help you drop in to your body and take the time to find what you would like for yourself in the moment. By gently scanning the body from head to toe and noticing what you feel, you can make everything welcome. It’s an intimate meeting of yourself as a sensing body, to become more grounded in your body, and from this place to deepen into embodiment.
In Trillium Awakening, Mutuality is the key to relatedness. A common misunderstanding is that it means getting along. In actuality, it means that we are able to stand in our own truth while allowing the other to do the same. This requires several key factors: mutual respect, vulnerability, the realization that knowing is always partial, and the ability to see things from the others’ point of view. Join Trillium teacher Fax Gilbert as he leads a discussion through this important part of the Trillium path.
Join Trillium Awakening teacher Cielle Backstrom in the present moment for an “Awareness Tune-up.” As we awaken, three major energy centers start to come alive. The head, heart and belly, are vast inner spaces, and paying more attention to them can help us feel like we are arriving more fully in ourselves. Often, people have their Whole Being Realization primarily in one of these centers. This meditation is intended to be a resource that you can return to again and again on this path of awakening.
In this chakra-based guided meditation, Trillium Awakening Interning Teacher, Kirstin Eventyr, leads us through transcending and then re-entering our bodies, energetically mingling heaven and earth. Even uncomfortable places are okay — you can trust that your body knows what needs filling and what needs emptying all on it’s own. In filling up the often neglected parts with presence and energy, we can deepen into our infinite nature as embodied beings.
A wise man once said “all love is directed to the self.” This observation led Trillium Awakening Teacher, Steve Boggs, on a journey to understanding what he calls the “field of love.” He discovered that “We don’t steer into love, we don’t climb in love, we fall in love. It’s something that’s filled with mystery and grace.” Join Steve on this journey into the “field of love” in awakening life where, even in the farther reaches of non-separateness, we can still feel distinct, connected and intimate.
Anytime you pay attention to something, you become the host of that experience. Being a host gives you the opportunity to experience it more honestly, more authentically. Trillium Awakening teacher Allan Morelock offers a guided meditation that can help us to “host” our lived experiences. Starting from an object and flowing out to everything that surrounds us, he leads us to notice its tranquility and feel it within ourselves “not just mind but whole body.” In becoming the host to all sensations that arise in us gives us the opportunity to bring more honesty and authenticity to our experiences.
This guided meditation by Trillium Awakening teacher CC Leigh takes you deep. Starting with gentle rhythmic breathing, the breath is then directed, in turn, to the body locations that correspond to the three primary frequencies of embodying Consciousness: Awareness (head), Being (belly), and Heart (chest). Your noticing of, and access to, the felt senses of clarity, peace, and unconditional love is heightened, and the meditation concludes in the unbounded divine Heart of All where the frequencies mingle and radiate outward to friends, loved ones, community, and world.
In this guided meditation, Trillium Awakening teacher Fax Gilbert helps us to bring parts of ourselves and the things we carry into awareness in the felt sense of them in our bodies. Through this process, these parts may tell us that they want relief or relaxation. or maybe they just want to feel safety and security. Maybe we can even feel gratitude for them. Practicing in this way can assist us in meeting ourselves profoundly, and also lead us into a space ripe for self-inquiry.
What do we mean by subject and object when we’re speaking of realizing Consciousness? Which am I when I’m perceiving? How can I distinguish one from the other? Join Trillium Awakening teacher Ted Strauss as he answers these and other questions in this guided meditation that will help distinguish the subjective from the objective aspects of our being.
Join Trillium Awakening teacher June Konopka on this guided meditation through what she calls the “three fields of radiance: the field of Consciousness, the field of Love and Heart, and the field of Will and Creation. Focusing our attention on these areas can help shift our identity from the mind and body to our connection with the Source of everything. In doing this, we can experience a landing in Being that grants us empowerment and freedom.
Join Trillium Awakening teacher John Bottone in a combination of different practices in this guided meditation. In a blend of somatic presencing and Vipassana, John leads us through noticing sensations within the body as we scan within from head to toe. This practice helps us become more grounded in our bodies, and from this place to deepen in our meditation practice.