Video blogs and video excerpts from workshops can be found here. I recommend the question and answer sessions in particular, as many students have similar questions, but hesitate to ask. If any of the videos here inspire you to ask your own questions or deepen your practice, feel free to contact me at chrisluard21@gmail.com

 
 
 
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The Eyes of The Mystic November 2018

Here is the 2nd of a series of three talks given at The Gassho Center for The Healing Arts in Cebu, Philippines. In this discussion we cover everything from the mystical insights of non-duality to modern politics. A very interesting conversation indeed!

 
 
 
 

METTA Meditation

Here Chris guides a traditional tibetan meditation practice on Lovingkindness. Recorded November 2018 in Cebu at the Such Sweet Thunder Lava farm retreat.

 
 

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Workshop. Deb's Yoga Studio Oct 2018. In this talk I outline the six stages of The Such Sweet Thunder meditation practice.Discussing mindfulness of the breath, body, aural and visual fields, emotions and feelings. Discussing complete embrace of the present moment. Also covering the Four Noble Truths as given by Gotama Buddha and how to use those as a meditation device.

 
 

Resting in The Eye of The Storm

The last of a series of talks given at The Gassho Center for the Healing Arts in Cebu, Philippines 2018. Here Is a very thorough discussion and exploration into the nature of true resting and how to cultivate true resting in a meditation practice.

 
 
 

Such Sweet Thunder Retreat November 2018. Day 1. Meditation retreat wisdom talk. Filmed in the Lava Farm in Cebu, Philippines 2018. Chris here addresses members of a silent retreat, discussing the benefits of resting the thinking mind, working with emotions in meditation, and proceeds eloquently to outline the Such Sweet Thunder Meditation.

 
 
 

Such Sweet Thunder Retreat November 2018. Day 2 Meditation retreat wisdom talk. Christopher talking to retreat participants at The Lava Farm in Cebu. 2018. Primary topic here are the perennial teachings on Non-Self May all Benefit.

 
 
 

Meditation Q n A and applying the four Noble Truths of the Buddha to meditation. Here is a talk I gave at The Gassho Center in Cebu, Philippines. Nov 2018. Here we talk about how meditation can bring about a happier life and how we may use a meditation practice to embrace challenging emotions such as anger. May all Benefit.

 

Here is the first of a really fun four part video cast interview I recorded with my friend Clint Sabom of Contemplative Light. In this podcast we discuss The Tibetan Book of the Dead, The Awakening process, and much more.

 
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Here is part 2 of a really fun yet deep video blog discussion with my friend Clint Sabom from Contemplative Light. In this podcast we discuss meditating in discomfort, the dis-identification process, and much more.

 
 

Filmed at the Natural Harmony Centre in Welshpool, Wales. Christopher leads us through the sixth stage of the Such Sweet Thunder practice, "The Question." After the guided meditation, there is an entertaining and informative Q n A about discovering and resting in the capitol S-Self. 

 
 

Filmed at the Natural Harmony Centre in Welshpool, Wales. Christopher leads us through the fifth stage of the Such Sweet Thunder practice, opening the heart. After the guided meditation, there is an entertaining and informative Q n A about what it means to open our heart in practice and some of the benefits of such a practice. 

 
 
 

Filmed at the Natural Harmony Centre in Welshpool, Wales. Christopher leads us through the beginning stages of The Such Sweet Thunder Meditation practice, followed by a very informative Q n A. The sound is a bit quiet on this one, so headphones may be required to hear clearly. 

 

Filmed at the Natural Harmony Centre in Welshpool, Wales. Christopher leads us through a meditation emphasizing embracing the visual field, followed by a very informative Q n A session. Again, headphones are advised. 

 
 
 

Filmed at a meditation workshop,  June 2017. At Deb's Yoga Studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales. In this short clip, Christopher gives helpful advise for feeling the breath completely.

 

In this short clip, Christopher is giving an example of feeling the energy inside the body, and briefly explains the importance of knowing the body energy as a part of the meditation practice.

 
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In the short clip, Christopher gives a quick example of how thoughts bring us out of the present moment, and suggests the technique of labeling the thought process as a way of keeping the mind silent.

 
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In the short clip, Christopher gently explains the benefit of consistently bringing the mind back to the present moment.


 

In the short clip, Christopher discusses the challenge of falling asleep during a meditation practice.

 
 
 

 

In this short clip, Christopher gives a technique which can be used to both raise the energy in the body and reclaim the body from the conceptual mind.

 
 
 

In this short clip, Christopher gives us a way of learning to meditate with discomfort, and how the lessons learned there are applicable to every day life.

 
 
 

In this short clip, Christopher discusses how the primary practice can allow one to completely embrace the present moment, and briefly touches on some of the later stages of the practice.

 
 
 
 

In this short clip, Christopher gives valuable advise for starting a meditation practice at home for beginners.

 
 
 
 
 

This video was first given on Facebook Live. Christopher teaches here about how human beings fall out of oneness with the Universe through clinging to beliefs, and how we can reclaim our divinity.