When things are challenging, we need strong skills to be with ourselves in the midst of the challenge. This is part 2 of last week’s podcast, but I include a small re-cap if you missed last week. Thanks!
Monthly Archives: July 2020
In this body and heart practice, we allow space for our awareness to deeply settle in the body and then explore expanding circles of compassion from this grounded space.
This week we start an exploration of ways to be with ourselves in practice when it is just hard to be with ourselves. Learning to “track” is a very useful place to start.
Join us for this sitting meditation where we explore grounding in the body with gravity and breath. Thanks!
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” -Kahlil Gibran In this short sharing and practice, we explore the attitudes or qualities of goodwill, … Continue reading Short Evening Practice
We need strong refuge points for our awareness in order to support ourselves in the midst of life. This meditation is about strengthening that knowing of refuge within ourselves.
In mindfulness meditation, we teach how to be aware of the breath as an anchor or refuge, and in our current world, to invite awareness into the breath is to invite again awareness of “I can’t breath…” That fact needs to be met with a lot of care and compassion. This week we open to an … Continue reading Shared Breath
Join us for this short teaching and sitting practice. Today we continue the exploration of a quote from Abraham Heschel, “Self-respect is the fruit of discipline. A sense of dignity grows with an ability to say no to oneself.” In particular, we look at how “bite-sizing” the moment helps open a workable choice point for … Continue reading Short Morning Practice
I hope you enjoy this 13 minute sitting practice on awakening to and befriending the present moment.
Sometimes we are holding tension in the body that benefits from movement before sitting. Join us for this combined longer standing and sitting meditation on befriending the present moment.