Audio & Video

Audio & Video


In this audio recording, I read the first few pages of  Ocean of Insight: a Sailor’s Voyage from Despair to HopeChapter 1 FEAR.

Ocean of Insight. Chapter 1. FEAR

Here’s a reading from Ocean of Insight describing my first Buddhist retreat with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Ocean of Insight.p 18.Meeting Thay

Later in Ocean of Insight, we are on Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay. This reading is from Chapter 5 ETHICS.

Ocean of Insight p.118. Tangier Museum



The Voyage from Despair to Hope: Resilience and Mindful Advocacy in 2017. 

Come aboard for this discussion as I reveal the Great Atlantic’s lessons on fearlessness, impermanence, and bringing a beginner’s mind to our collective climate advocacy in 2017. This webinar was recorded in conversation with Steven Low of Parallax Press on January 19, 2017. Click here to watch and listen.  

A Glistening Particles Podcast

Listen here to my conversation with Jane Ellen, host of the engaging podcast: Glistening Particles. The episode is called, “Heather the Student of the Great Atlantic Teacher.” It is a free-flowing conversation about Ocean of Insight, marriage, advocacy, climate change, Buddhism, the book tour, and more!



In this video, I describe a powerful retreat, Mindful Advocacy for Personal and Community Resilience, and let you know how you can bring the retreat to your hometown.

Click this link to watch a three-minute video on the origin, spirit, and impact of the Earth Holder Sangha in the Plum Village Tradition–an affinity group of the global Thich Nhat Hanh community. I am honored to serve as chair of this group. This video was lovingly and skillfully produced in fall 2016 by George Hoguet in honor of Nhat Hanh’s birthday.


This presentations is from the Earth Holder Retreat at Deer Park Monastery, April 28 – May 1, 2016. Earth Holder Sangha Building explores the nuts and bolts of assembling communities of cooperation and communication to better protect and heal our precious planet.  A special thanks to filmmaker and fellow Earth Holder David Nelson for recording and sharing this conversation.


This presentations is also from the Earth Holder Retreat at Deer Park Monastery, April 28 – May 1, 2016. Mindful Advocacy panelists describe ways we can care for ourselves and others as we work in the trenches of change. Thank you again to David Nelson for filming and offering this conversations to others.



Meet Earth Holder Retreat participants and listen to them share first-hand about the retreat experience and Earth Holding practice. Click here to learn more.





In 2014 we sold our beloved sailboat, Wild Hair. Here–just for fun–is the sales video. It gives you a real sense of the boat.  


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