- April 24th 2013 San Francisco Shambhala Center: Transcending Shame and Blame
Series Description: (1. Hour) In this talk, Acharya Fleet Maull addresses the predominance of blaming and shame in our culture and the challenge that creates on a personal and societal level. The creation of enlightened society relies on the transformation and/or transcendence of shame-based culture through awakening the unconditional basic or innate goodness and dignity in all human beings and in society itself.
- December 27, 2012 Providence Shambhala Center: Awakening in the Midst of Conflict & Challenging Relationships
Series Description: (1 Hour) Given the “Spirituality and Everyday Life” focus of our Urban Retreat, we thought it would be helpful to have Acharya Maull speak of ways in which we can see and realize the basic goodness and potential for awakening in those day-to-day situations and relationships we find most challenging and often seek to avoid. In this talk, Achaya Maull brings a fresh, transformational perspective to working with conflict and difficult relationships. By definition, both conflict and awakening lie outside of our comfort zone. Could there be a connection?
- August 15, 2012 Upaya Zen Center: The Basic Goodness of Human Society
Series Description: Acharya Fleet Maull looks at what it means to express basic goodness, or Buddha nature, both as an individual and as a society. He challenges us to consider the difference there might be in our own lives and in the world if we consider society basically fallen or basically good. At the end, with insight, he answers a question about how to hold jobs that asks us to compromise our values, jobs that are parts of vast, entrenched systems that seem to work against the good of everyday people.
- August 16, 2012 – August 18, 2012 Upaya Zen Center: Radical Responsibility (13 Part Series)
Series Description: Radical Responsibility is a profound view and practice that opens the door to genuine inner freedom and resilience, powerful communication, authentic relationships and compassionate & transformative action in the world. The Radical Responsibility retreat offers a deep plunge into both self-inquiry and the domain of relationship. Participants will train in a variety of profound meditation techniques, presencing, deep listening, reflective listening, giving and receiving powerful feedback, engaging difficult conversations, and transforming drama and conflict into creativity. This retreat is designed for caregivers, chaplains, ministers, community activists and nonprofit leaders or for anyone interested in cultivating authentic relationships and deeper personal resilience. The training will also address issues of burnout, empathy fatigue, and appropriate self-care.
- August 5 – 8th 2010, Upaya Zen Center: Dharma On the Edge (10 Part Series)
Series Description: Sensei Fleet Maull and Roshi Joan ask “what does it mean to live on the edge in a socially engaged, creative and generative way?” How do we find our way out of the “dead zone” and back into the magic” How do we resource ourselves to have the energy and skill to be fully engaged with our lives and the world” The dialog continues with a discussion of the first tenets of a peacemaker: Not Knowing. How can we rest in not knowing?
- October 6th 2010, Upaya Zen Center: The Only Way Out is Through
Series Description: Sensei Fleet Maull invites us to embrace the fullness of our lives, especially the aspects of our lives that we are most fearful of. He speaks about how we all have a sense that we’re in prison due to our mind of preferences. Sensei shares intimately how he has dealt with grief and everyday life stressors, and how his experiences relate to the First Noble Truth.
- October 7- 9th 2010, Upaya Zen Center: Contemplative End of Life Care
Series Description: This program is for those who give care to seriously ill and dying people and those who support families in this process. Fleet Maull, Founder of National Prison Hospice, leads this training program exploring how we create a humane and compassionate environment for those who are dying. How do we as chaplains practice presence and compassion when serving so many profoundly ill people? How do we sustain resilience in the face of extreme suffering? What are the pitfalls in giving care that we need to be aware of and how do we work with these challenges? The training includes a wide range of contemplative practices, dyadic processes, council process, talks and discussions.
- January 25, 2007 Chronicles Radio Interview
Series Description: In this interview, Fleet Maull shares some of his experiences around his fourteen years of incarceration. He also speaks a bit about his work with hospice, street retreats, practicing at Auschwitz, and the power of bringing practice to prisons and other charnal grounds.
- March 12, 2007 Buddhist Geeks: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Plunge Experiences
Series Description: In this episode, Gwen Bell interviews Buddhist teacher Sensei Fleet Maull. This interview speaks with Fleet about his month long retreat with Roshi Bernie Glassman and the Zen Peacemakers in Massachusetts. During this retreat he became a fully empowered Zen teacher. At the time, Fleet taught at Naropa University where he led weekly meditation sessions. His teachings are accessible to a wide audience and his authenticity is a breath of fresh air in the world of Buddhist teachers. In this episode Fleet shares his practice background and discusses the value of plunge experiences.
Series Description: In this part two of the Buddhist Geeks interviews with Fleet Maull, he speaks about how we work with the boundaries of the self and of the heart in the maitri, bodhichitta and tonglen practices.