Knowledge Meetings & Lectures

We offer a weekly group meditation and Knowledge Meeting on Sundays from 10 to 11 am at Black Dog Yoga. All those who meditate are welcome to attend.

We also upload a recorded version of the questions and answers offered during the meetings. Please feel free to listen to these recordings here.

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November 19, 2017 – What Am I Doing Here?

September 24, 2017 – They May Be Bad Thoughts, but They’re Mine

September 17, 2017 – The Ego as World Police

August 13, 2017 – I Am the Transcendent Field

July 30, 2017 – Why Am I Here?

July 23, 2017 – The Discomfort of Being Human (and why it’s not a big deal)

July 9, 2017 – Love as the End of Problem

July 2, 2017 – Transcending the Smallness of Self

June 25, 2017 – The Natural Discomfort of Living

June 18, 2017 – Meditation and Its Many Benefits

May 28, 2017 – The Stabilizing of a Wider Consciousness

May 21, 2017 – Why are We Here

May 14, 2017 – Correcting the Intellect

April 30, 2017 – Am I Serving Ego or Truth

April 23, 2017 – Evil as Ego

April 16, 2017 – The Resurrection

April 9, 2017 – Conception vs. Perception

April 2, 2017 – The Gift of Transcendence

February 5, 2017 – We Can’t Hate Our Way to Love

January 29, 2017 – To Choose Ego, or Spirit

January 22, 2017 – Love or Fear

January 15, 2017 – Serving the Ego, or Serving the Spirit

January 8, 2017 – The Magic of Stress Release

January 1, 2017 – God is the Truth of All Things

December 25, 2016 – Service as the Message of Christmas

December 18, 2016 – The Uses of Knowledge

December 11, 2016 – Beside Oneself with Anxiety

December 4, 2016 – Some Thoughts on the Spiritual Life

November 27, 2016 – Finding the Bliss

November 20, 2016 – Action from the Source

November 13, 2016 – Action from the Source

October 30, 2016 – Building an Expectation of Happiness

October 23, 2016 – The Movement from Individuality to Universality

September 4, 2016 – Supporting Our Twice Daily Practice

August 21, 2016 – The Stories We Tell Ourselves and the Problem of Living

August 7, 2016 – The Benefits of Transcendence

July 31, 2016 – The Need for Compassion

July 24, 2016 – How Big Can This Thing (Consciousness) Get?

July 17, 2016 – The Mistake of Avoiding Discomfort

July 10, 2016 – Us and Them

June 12, 2016 – We Cannot Kill Our Way to Peace, We Cannot Hate Our Way to Love

June 5, 2016 – The Tyranny of Thoughts

May 22, 2016 – The Nattering of the Mind

May 15, 2016 – Changing Our Way of Thinking

May 1, 2016 – Thoughts in Meditation

April 24, 2016 – Following the Guidance of Nature–NY

April 17, 2016 – We are Meant to be Free

April 10, 2016 – The Spirit and the Flesh

February 21, 2016 – The Realm of the Transcendent

February 14, 2016 – Love and the Vedic Worldview

January 31, 2016 – Let Yourself Be Disappointed

January 24, 2016 – Correcting the Intellect

January 17, 2016 – Expanding into the Infinitely Subtle Realms

January 10, 2016 – Us and Them

January 3, 2016 – An Organizing Principle for Life

November 15, 2015 – Love and Terrorism

October 18, 2015 – The Only Game in Town

October 11, 2015 – The Non-importance of Thoughts in Meditation

September 20, 2015 – Consciousness at an Audition

September 13, 2015 – The Vedic Worldview

September 6, 2015 – Serving the Ego or Serving God

August 30, 2015 – The Theory of One Consciousness

August 16, 2015 – Meditation Q&A

August 9, 2015 – Meditation – The Long Game

August 2, 2015 – Pain, but No Suffering

July 19, 2015 – Discomfort, plus Love, equals Joy

July 12, 2015 – I Am Nature Evolving Itself

July 5, 2015 – Big Feelings in the World

June 17, 2015 – Jeff Kober in Conversation with Kathleen Wilhoite and Kaore Bonell

Suck the Joy, ep. 119: Jeff Kober

May 31, 2015 – More About the Ego

May 24, 2015 – Higher States of Consciousness

April 26, 2015 – Life is Uncomfortable

April 19, 2015 – The Grumpy Meditator (apologies for sound quality)

April 12, 2015 – What’s the Point? (Of Life, of Love?)

April 5, 2015 – Easter Sunday, a Day of Rebirth

March 8, 2015 – There is a Level of Consciousness at Which Everything is Perfect

March 1, 2015 – Stress Release and Mean Thinking

February 15, 2015 – Common Misuses of the Intellect

February 8, 2015 – Building a New Foundation for Living

January 25, 2015 – Ego was the Helper, Ego is the Bar

January 18, 2015 – Entering the Flow of Nature

January 11, 2015 – The Vedic Concept of Charm as a Guiding Force of Nature

January 4, 2015 – The Metaphor of the Ocean as Consciousness

December 28, 2014 – I Am Not This Small, Limited Self

December 21, 2014 – The Universal vs. the Small

December 7, 2014 – Inner Fulfillment and Relationships and the Holidays

November 30, 2014 – The Road to Enlightenment… and Why

November 23, 2014 – Self-discipline vs. Waking Up

November 9, 2014 – The Nature of Life is Bliss

November 2, 2014 – The Effortlessness of Vedic Mantra Meditation

October 26, 2014 – Surrendering to the Healing Power of Nature

October 12, 2014 – Non-duality and the Ego

October 5, 2014 – The Whole of Nature vs. the Small Self

September 28, 2014 – Following the Charm of Nature, and Adele’s Vedic Birthday Song

September 7, 2014 – Love in Relationships-New York

August 24, 2014 – The Uncomfortability of Living

August 10, 2014 – Thought in Meditation and the Pull of Pure Being

August 3, 2014 – The Pleasant vs. the Good and Bhagavad Gita

July 27, 2014 – Let Nature Heal the Bad Feelings

July 20, 2014 – Why Rebuild What Never Worked in the First Place

July 13, 2014 – Imagine a Compassion Large Enough to Encompass Even Yourself

June 22, 2014 – The Divinity of Creativity, with Emily Fletcher

June 8, 2014 – Why Meditate Twice Daily

June 1, 2014 – All Life is Yoga

May 25, 2014 – The Great Gift of Stress Release

May 4, 2014 – How Meditation Lessens Our Upset and Reactivity

April 27, 2014 – Reframing Our Experience of Thoughts in Meditation

April 20, 2014 – The Realization of Happiness

April 6, 2014 – Becoming Our Own Inner Champion

March 30, 2014 – The Gift of Life’s Challenges

March 23, 2014 – The Power of Correcting the Intellect

March 2, 2014 – What You’re Looking for is Already Present

February 23, 2014 – An Equation for Living

February 16, 2014 – Moving in the Direction of Enlightenment

February 9, 2014 – Meditation Does Not Always Mean a Silent Mind

February 2, 2014 – Embracing Responsibility

January 26, 2014 – Re-Committing to Meditation

January 19, 2014 – Moving Away from Suffering

January 12, 2014 – Emotional Reactivity in Meditators

January 5, 2014 – Having a Teacher You Can Trust

December 29, 2013 – If Everything is One Thing, What About Me?

December 22, 2013 – Letting Go of Uncomfortable Feelings

December 15, 2013 – Scheduling Meditation, Adaptation Energy and Having Compassion for Ourselves

December 1, 2013 – Death in the Vedic World View

November 10, 2013 – Meditation as Being, Not Doing, and Meditation and Acting

October 27, 2013 – Is the Universe Safe, or Not

October 13, 2013 – You are Not Your Thoughts–So What?

October 6, 2013 – Creativity and Meditation-Individuality vs. The Universal

September 22, 2013 – Choosing to Look Forward

September 15, 2013 – How to Not Hate

September 8, 2013 – The Need for Effortlessness in Meditation

September 1, 2013 – Why Does One Stop Meditating?

August 25, 2013 – Judging Our Meditation

August 18, 2013 – Effortlessness and Manifestation

July 28, 2013 – What is My Life About?

July 21, 2013 – Stress Release and Self-Compassion

July 14, 2013 – Tragedy, What Can We Do?

July 7, 2013 – Taking Our Foot Off the Brake

June 2, 2013 – Thoughts vs. Being

May 26, 2013 – Omnipresence

May 19, 2013 – Who Meditates?

May 12, 2013 – Thoughts in Meditation

May 5, 2013 – At One With vs. Separation

April 28, 2013 – Kumbh Mela/Jealousy

April 14, 2013 – Why We Gather/Relationship and Neediness

April 7, 2013 – Some Basics of Our Practice

March 31, 2013 – Death and Resurrection

March 24, 2013 – The Different Paths of Yoga

March 17, 2013 – Who Dies?

March 10, 2013 – Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Do This Meditation

March 3, 2013 – Oneness in India, Oneness at Home

January 27, 2013 – Jai Guru Deva

January 20, 2013 – Adaptation Energy for the World

January 13, 2013 – Waking Up

January 6, 2013 – Stresses and Stress Release

December 30, 2012 – Thoughts in Meditation

December 23, 2012 – Being the Wantingness or the Perfection

December 16, 2012 – Some Thoughts on the Tragedy in Conneticut

December 9, 2012 – When the Mind Says We’re Doing It Wrong

December 2, 2012 – If Love is Going to Happen

November 25, 2012 – Pets, Babies, Joy

November 11, 2012 – Effortlessness

November 4, 2012 – Getting Right with What Is

October 28, 2012 – And Krishna Smilingly Spoke…

October 21, 2012 – Meditation as a Tool for Transformation

October 7, 2012 – Resistance to the Good

September 30, 2012 – Simplicity in Meditation

September 23, 2012 – From Russian Doll to Ocean and Wave

September 16, 2012 – Effortlessness in Meditation

September 2, 2012 – The Ego and Meditation

August 26, 2012 – Bad Day for the Ego, Good Day for the Soul

August 19, 2012 – Puja and the Field Effect in Consciousness

August 12, 2012 – Effortlessness and The So What Test

August 5, 2012 – Integrity

July 15, 2012 – Correcting the Intellect

June 17, 2012 – Content vs. Context

May 20, 2012

May 13, 2012 (Attention and Intention)

May 6, 2012

April 29, 2012

April 22, 2012

April 15, 2012 (Decision Making)

April 8, 2012 (Need For Something More)

March 11, 2012 (Who Am I)

February 19, 2012 (Anxiety)

January 15, 2012 (Subtlety)

December 25, 2011 (Christmas Unity and Mantra)

October 30, 2011 (Romantic Relationships)

October 16, 2011 (Ramana Maharishi and Death)