Steady in Hard Times

Opening talk and dialogue excerpted from a longer session of Dharma Dialogues, recorded in Los Angeles in 2005. … [Read more...]

No Matter What You’ve Suffered

An excerpt from Dharma Dialogues recorded in Byron Bay, Australia in 2012.  Catherine speaks on the unstained nature of mind, no matter what one has endured or the missteps one has taken. … [Read more...]

Liking Your Own Company

An excerpt from Dharma Dialogues, recorded in Los Angeles in 2004. … [Read more...]

First Love, Then Action

The opening talk and first conversation from a session of Dharma Dialogues, recorded in Los Angeles in 2004, in which we examine the effectiveness of love versus rage in accomplishing change in the … [Read more...]

The Silent Channel

A short selection from Dharma Dialogues with Catherine Ingram, recorded in Byron Bay Australia in 2012.  An invitation to tune your awareness to "the silent channel," even when there is static in the … [Read more...]

Natural Attachments

The opening talk of a session of Dharma Dialogues with Catherine Ingram examining the importance of attachment bonding for emotional health and challenging the spiritual taboos and beliefs that … [Read more...]

The Whole of the Holy Life

Catherine's guest lecture at New Thought Spiritual Center on Long Island, NY in 2015 on the importance of finding community in unlikely situations. … [Read more...]

Useless Thought

The opening talk from a longer session of Dharma Dialogues with Catherine Ingram that took place on Maui in 2010.  Includes a discussion about the obsession that can occur in the ending of a … [Read more...]

Sheldon Solomon on the Role of Death in Life

An interview with the legendary professor Sheldon Solomon based on his work in Terror Management Theory--how human behavior is conditioned by our awareness of mortality and the strategies we employ to … [Read more...]

We Are So Lightly Here

The opening talk of a session of Dharma Dialogues with Catherine Ingram in Byron Bay, Australia, 2011.  The title comes from a line in the song "Boogie Street," by Leonard Cohen. … [Read more...]

A Deeper Peace

The opening talk and first dialogue from a session of Dharma Dialogues with Catherine Ingram, originally titled There is a Deeper Peace.  It was recorded in Los Angeles in about 2004. … [Read more...]

Wanting Love

The opening talk and first question and answer excerpted from Dharma Dialogues with Catherine Ingram and originally titled Your Song of Nobility.  It was recorded on Maui in 2010. … [Read more...]

A Great Tenderness

The opening talk from a session of Dharma Dialogues with Catherine Ingram in Byron Bay, Australia in 2012. … [Read more...]

Authenticity

The opening talk and first interaction from a session of Dharma Dialogues in Los Angeles, 2005. … [Read more...]

The Challenge of Romantic Love

This is a conversation from Dharma Dialogues with Catherine Ingram in Los Angeles (recorded around 2003). … [Read more...]

For the Greater Good

This is a short opening talk from Dharma Dialogues with Catherine Ingram in Los Angeles (recorded around 2003). … [Read more...]

Direct Your Attention

This is a short opening talk from Dharma Dialogues with Catherine Ingram from Byron Bay, Australia in 2012. … [Read more...]

Gangaji: Return to Calm

An intimate conversation with renowned spiritual teacher Gangaji on the personal challenges of aging, loss, and death. … [Read more...]

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Choosing Freedom Through Spiritual Life

An interview with Catherine Ingram Jill Kelly, Editor of The Woman's Journal Catherine Ingram says she started asking the big questions of life "as far back as I can remember. I had a miserable … [Read more...]

A Thunderstorm in the Open Sky: On Suffering and Freedom

An Interview with Catherine Ingram by Peter Moore, Quest Journal, 1994 Q: Catherine, you have been leading Dharma Dialogues in several cities in recent years. Can you summarize what you teach? A: … [Read more...]

Stop Pretending

Catherine Ingram Inner Directions Journal, Spring 1997 One day a six-year-old friend said to me, "Pretend you are surrounded by a thousand hungry tigers. What would you do?" I visualized the … [Read more...]

Plunge Into Eternity

An Interview with H.L. Poonjaji by Catherine Ingram published in Yoga Journal 1992 After years of wandering, this contemporary Indian sage is now attracting hundreds of Western seekers to his … [Read more...]

Delving into ‘Dharma Dialogues’

Nancy Haught Oregonian, January 30, 1999 As befits someone with 20 years of Buddhism behind her, Catherine Ingram has few illusions about her job: She teaches people something they already … [Read more...]

The Art of Silent Dialogue

Jonathan Philbin Bowman The Irish Independent, Sunday, June 15, 1997 One evening last week I wandered into Newman House, not really knowing what to expect, if anything. Catherine Ingram was … [Read more...]

Heart to Heart

An interview with Catherine Ingram by Beth Draper Cape Healing Arts, Spring 2006 Since 1992, Catherine Ingram has led Dharma Dialogues, public events of inquiry into the nature of awareness and the … [Read more...]

An Interview with Catherine Ingram

Marjolein Wolf Koorddanser Journal (Amsterdam), October 1998 Catherine Ingram became involved in Buddhism and meditation when she was seventeen years old. Living in Cambridge, she worked as a … [Read more...]

Desire Rules

We are hungry animals. Hungry for food, drink, emotional and physical stimulation, things, experiences, sex, lovers, kids, money, power–there is literally no end to our collective longings. We come … [Read more...]

Getting Through the Night at the End of Days

It is a sad awareness that is becoming the zeitgeist of our time. It is being spoken in scientific, environmental, spiritual, academic, and even governmental circles. We humans may not make it much … [Read more...]

Winter 2009

Dear Catherine, In the recent economic crash, my family lost a great deal of their wealth. It was not just on paper (or, more accurately, the computer screen) since we sold at great losses to prevent … [Read more...]

Summer 2009

Dear Catherine, How important is it to process negative feelings in a relationship or friendship? One of my friends feels the need to almost constantly be delving into issues between the two of us or … [Read more...]

Winter 2008

Dear Catherine, I was born and raised an Irish Catholic. From the time I was young I had no interest in Catholicism or any other religion, but it seems that the feelings of guilt and a distrust of … [Read more...]

Fall 2008

Dear Catherine, I live in Oregon and was raised in a family with progressive values. We were into recycling and green philosophy long before it became fashionable, and my dad always taught us to live … [Read more...]

Summer 2008

Dear Catherine, My question is about right livelihood and more specifically about right money. I inherited some investments from my parents, and those investments are in some industries that I really … [Read more...]

Spring 2008

Dear Catherine, My son is involved in a very passionate relationship of continual high drama and struggle, and he seems deeply unhappy. However, he thinks he is madly in love. I do not like or trust … [Read more...]

Winter 2007

Dear Catherine, As an eighteen-year-old girl, I am plagued with comparing myself to others and most of the time feel that I am less smart, less beautiful, and less talented. Even though I'm an A … [Read more...]

Fall 2007

Dear Catherine, I am a woman who feels happy with my life. I'm healthy, in a loving relationship, and enjoy my friends, family, and work. Yet, I often feel bothered by our society's obsession with … [Read more...]

Summer 2007

Hello Catherine, I have a question about your views on love and marriage. I have been married for twenty-four years, and the connection with my husband has been mainly at the intellectual level … [Read more...]

Spring 2007

Dear Catherine, I'm in my early thirties, and I am intelligent and creative in certain ways. I have always had a hard time finding work that I enjoy or even knowing what I want to do. Earlier this … [Read more...]

Winter 2006

Dear Catherine, For the last two years I have thrown myself into my work to distract myself from obsessing about the end of my marriage. However, I now find myself obsessed … [Read more...]

Fall 2006

Dear Catherine, Since my divorce of a few years ago, I have been living in a state of inner peace. Recently, however, I began dating again after meeting a man who is fun and loving but has an eye for … [Read more...]

Summer 2006

Dear Catherine, Joseph Campbell says, "Follow your bliss," but this can render you broke. It seems to be a choice to follow your bliss, heart, truth, etc., or follow dollars, … [Read more...]

Spring 2006

Dear Catherine, My husband died five years ago. Though I am no longer in what I would call a state of grief, I find that any strong sense of meaning has disappeared from my … [Read more...]

Fall 2005

Dear Catherine, My husband and I are the parents of a three-year-old girl who has brought us amazing joy. She was a "surprise baby";, and we would like for her to have a sibling sooner rather than … [Read more...]