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Meditation and Conversation Library

Senior iRest Trainer, Stephanie Lopez hosts a live online Meditation and Conversation gathering every month.

Each session explores a different theme, and includes a guided meditation and Q&A section.

Watch or listen to the recording of any previous session by choosing from the list below and clicking on the green link. The most recent session is first on the list.

The purpose of these sessions is to offer free support, resources, and access to community gatherings to as many people as possible. Donate here to help us reach more people who need this information and community.

Note: These online gatherings were formerly known as ‘Sangha Sessions’ and many of the recordings are still labeled as such. The format is the same.

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2022

November 2022

Meditation and Conversation with Stephanie Lopez - November 22, 2022: Living Gratitude

October 2022

Meditation and Conversation with Stephanie Lopez - October 18, 2022: Improve Wellbeing: Meeting Stress and Anxiety with Compassionate Presence

September 2022

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - September 27, 2022: Navigating Times of Transition From Grounded Presence

August 2022

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - August 30, 2022: Meeting life with grace: Pañcakṛtya—the 5 Acts of Consciousness Part 2

July 2022

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - July 26, 2022: Meeting life with grace: Pañcakṛtya—the 5 Acts of Consciousness Part 1

June 2022

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - June 28, 2022: Relieve Anxiety and Rest in Ease

May 2022

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - May 24, 2022: Brahmavihārās Part 4: Abiding Equanimity

APRIL 2022

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - April 26, 2022: Brahmavihārās Part 3: Embracing Joy

MARCH 2022

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - March 22, 2022: Brahmavihārās Part 2: Compassion

FEBRUARY 2022

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - February 22, 2022: Brahmavihārās Part 1: Loving Kindness and Friendliness

JANUARY 2022

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - January 18, 2022: Surrender Into Intimacy

2021

DECEMBER 2021

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - December 21, 2021: Heart of Connection–Walking Each Other Home   

NOVEMBER 2021

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - November 23, 2021: Heartfelt Gratitude and Thankfulness

OCTOBER 2021

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - October 26, 2021: The Yoga of Delight, Wonder, and Astonishment

AUGUST 2021

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - August 24, 2021: Using iRest to Befriend Your Nervous System

JULY 2021

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - July 27, 2021: Deep Rest–Resilience from Burnout and Stress

JUNE 2021

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - June 22, 2021: Light of Connection

MARCH 2021

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - March 30, 2021: Inner Resource and Working with Challenging Emotions

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - March 9, 2021: Dropping the Struggle

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - March 2, 2021: Pathways to the Heart

FEBRUARY 2021

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller and special guest Anusha Wijeyakumar - February 23, 2021 

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - February 16, 2021: Love Starts from Within

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - February 9, 2021: Being the Unchanging Amidst the Changing

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - February 2, 2021: Shining from your Personal Essence: Unique qualities of Essential Nature

JANUARY 2021

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller and special guest Anat Baniel - January 26, 2021: Moving in Stillness

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez and special guest Antwinae McNeil - January 19, 2021: Welcome Home – How I Came Home to Myself with iRest

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller and special guest Jim Dreaver - January 12, 2021: End Your Story, Change Your Life: Living Untriggered

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - January 5, 2021: Resolution or Not: Welcoming Yourself Just as You Are

2020

DECEMBER 2020

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller & Special Guest Roger Housden - December 29, 2020: Writing your life into the new year

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - December 22, 2020: Reverence and Resilience: Meeting the Shadow Amidst the Light

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller & Special Guest John Henry Parker - December 15, 2020: Service, Community, Healthcare, and the value of Scholarships

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - December 8, 2020: Fierce Gentleness 

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - December 1, 2020: Nourishing Trust: Giving the World a Break 

NOVEMBER 2020

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - November 24, 2020: Embodying Gratitude and Giving Thanks

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller and special guest Sister Pat Farrell - November 17, 2020: Community

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - November 10, 2020: The Sacred Intimacy with Life

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - November 3, 2020: Navigating Oceans of Change in these Uncertain Times: Seeing no Stranger, Seeing no Other

OCTOBER 2020

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez and special guest Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota  - October 27, 2020: The Aesthetics of Japanese Culture and Language  

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - October 20, 2020: Awakening Creativity and Living an Inspired Life

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - October 13, 2020: Connecting to Inner Vitality and Ease   

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - October 6, 2020: An Interview, Q&A, and guided meditation session with Dr. Gail Parker

SEPTEMBER 2020

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - September 29, 2020: Resting in Calm and Ease

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - September 22, 2020: Love is our Ultimate Inner Resource 

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller, Kamala Hayward, and special guest Justin Michael Williams - September 8, 2020: An Interview and Guided Meditation with Justin Michael Williams 

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - September 1, 2020: Breathe Easy Reclaiming Calm and Releasing Anxiety through Breath Meditations

AUGUST 2020

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller and special guest Lorin Roche - August 25, 2020: An Interview and Guided Meditation with Lorin Roche on The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - August 18, 2020: Welcoming Anxiety from the Ground of Being 

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - August 11, 2020: Staying Connected, Responsive and in Harmony with Ourselves and the World

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - August 4, 2020: Senses as a Doorway to Essential Nature 

JULY 2020

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - July 28, 2020: Dancing with Opposites

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - July 16, 2020: Peace in Every Moment Part 2

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - July 14, 2020: The Opposite of hate and anger is love. Love has no opposite. Herein lies true peace.

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - July 9, 2020: Peace in Every Moment Part 1

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - July 7, 2020: The Wallpaper of Your Mind Becomes the Landscape of Your Life: Part 2

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - July 2, 2020: Listening from the Heart of Being

JUNE 2020

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - June 30, 2020: The Wallpaper of Your Mind Becomes the Landscape of Your Life Part 1 

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - June 25, 2020: The Evolution of Connection: Living from Embodied Presence

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - June 23, 2020: Essence/Sameness-Uniqueness/Difference: Meeting the Paradoxes of Equality that Meditation Reveals

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - June 18, 2020: Unicity within Diversity and the 5 Acts of Consciousness

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller & Kamala Berrio-Hayward - June 16, 2020: Meeting Racism, Nourishing Anti-racism

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - June 11, 2020: Opening to Right Action: What is Mine To Do? 

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - June 9, 2020: Nourishing Connection and Right Action in a Time of Global Catharsis

MAY 2020

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - May 28, 2020: Breathing practices for health and resilience

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - May 26, 2020: Embodying our innate resource of indestructible well-being

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - May  21, 2020: Tending yourself to care for others

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - May  19, 2020: Meeting emotions, building resilience: For frontline healtchare and mental healthcare workers

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - May 14, 2020: Nourishing the ground of inner trust

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - May 12, 2020: Finding meaning amidst our suffering

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - May 5, 2020: Walking through the world with heart open and feet on the ground

APRIL 2020

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - April 30, 2020: Nourishing yourself with the gift of self-compassion

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - April 28, 2020:  Nourishing unbreakable inner ground When outer ground gives way

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - April 23, 2020

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - April 21, 2020:  Nourishing Zen mind, beginner’s mind

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - April 16, 2020: Building a ground of safety and trusting our inner knowing as a foundation to meet our human vulnerability during challenging times

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - April 14, 2020: Tending our garden: Welcoming what is and our unique response to each moment

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - April 9, 2020: Creating an inner retreat and the emergence of the stillness of awareness

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - April 7, 2020: Embodying essential qualities of true nature for enhancing indestructible resilience and well being

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - April 2, 2020

MARCH 2020

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - March 19, 2020

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - March 21, 2020

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller  - March 24, 2020

Online Sangha Session with Stephanie Lopez - March 26, 2020

Online Sangha Session with Richard Miller - March 31, 2020


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