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Official radio of Open Dharma and Jaya Julienne Ashmore We share deep spiritual teachings to empower your meditation and enliven your deep heart. Fresh talks and meditations weave together ancient texts, modern poetry, science, ecology, and Jaya's decades of experience with both meditation and teaching around the world. 30-minute talks encourage the joy and challenge of contact with aliveness beyond ideas.

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What is it, in a moment of beauty, that touches the heart? We may see light in a turning leaf, or the curve of a hand, the depth in an eye. And it is beautiful. But is it only the thing itself that speaks to our heart, or something beyond? Or is... more

Pain naturally flows out of our cultural veering into disconnection. The collective focus and value placed on stories of individual heroism-- individualism--naturally brings pain to our actual, interdependent beings. Spiritual path or vocation is a... more

The path to the unconditioned, is a path of conditions that are good enough to help ripen our capacity to awaken. Exploring substance and really being here, allowing and learning to play with the fact of mutual influence in every... more

Letting aliveness wash through..finding ourselves in life, in here, in now, always. Continually discovering that it is our busy-ness with the unimportant that gives us an impression of lack and time-pressure. When we fall quiet, even for... more

Rather than adrenaline, we can let our lives be driven by silence, and love. Rather than upset by life's unpredictability, we can accept the deep calling into play, into winking at death, into knowing that sometimes the best luck is when things don't... more

What better way to celebrate than to dive into Dharma questions together? What matters, what motivates you, what puzzles you, what brings you awe? I love how much uncontrived depth emerges from the spontaneous, living inquiry into... more

With the poetry of Lucille Clifton, e.e. cummings and Michael Leunig, Jaya will elucidate seldom mentioned aspects of forging our unique way to open to what is. The heart of the spiritual path goes beyond our usual binary thoughts and... more

We will keep on making mistakes, but it is not blocking our absolute freedom. In fact, our mistakes and the tumult we encounter these days is uncovering our integrity and shine. Jaya's 30-minute talk will weave poetry into a description of... more

Starry sky gazing perhaps gave us humans a regular experience of wholesome awe. We could feel that awe is safe. We could feel how good it is to be both small and part of something bigger. We could know that being smaller is not a... more

Jaya Ashmore sparks your own transformative living in this precious, mysterious, fleeting life. Letting life touch you in the deepest way can sound juicy but scary. It is possible every day and without losing your sense of humor and why-not... more
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