Awakened Awareness with Catherine Ingram

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“Our happiness is a gift not only to ourselves but to everyone in our lives. Whether we are exuberant in our expressions or merely twinkling in silence, joy can be contagious for those around us.” Since 1992, Catherine Ingram has been sharing her insights and experience through her dharma teachings, helping thousands of students in their quest for wakening by encouraging them to let their own inner wisdom guide them in life. Ingram fosters an awakened awareness in daily life and encourages us to recognize life’s greatest gift: our own passionate presence. This dialogue is filled with illuminating anecdotes and personal reflections that are inspiring and profound. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Catherine Ingram is an international dharma teacher with communities in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Since 1992 she has led “Dharma Dialogues,” which are public events that focus on directing awareness toward greater wellbeing in an ethical and happy life. Ingram also leads numerous silent retreats each year in conjunction with “Dharma Dialogues.” She is president of Living Dharma, an educational non-profit organization founded in 1995. She is a co-founder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts (1976). She also co-founded the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in The Hague, Netherlands (1991) and is a member of the Committee of 100 for Tibet. For six years (1988-1994), Ingram also served as a board director for The Burma Project, dedicated to raising international awareness about the struggle for democracy in Burma. She is currently serving on the board of Global Animal Foundation, which works on behalf of the world’s animals.

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Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • How you can have a sense of wonder and live in a passionate presence
  • Why relaxing in simple presence can dissolve barriers for you
  • How fostering better communication can be beneficial to you
  • What are the seven traits of passionate presence

Host: Michael Toms      Interview Date: 5/20/2003      Program Number: 2987

Music Included

From Album: Spice Groove
Artist: various
2003 Music a la Carte-Mullumbimby MM CD 294
Tracks: Indiaespara, Trival Diva

From Album: Shakti
Artist: various
2003 Raven Recording

From Album: Love Is Space
Artist: Miten & Deva Premal
2000 Prabhu Music