Please join me for a short contemplation and practice with a poem from John Welwood: Forget About Enlightenment Sit down wherever you are And listen to the wind singing in your veins. Feel the love, the longing, the fear in your bones. Open your heart to who you are, right now, Not who you would … Continue reading Short Mid-day Contemplation and Meditation
Monthly Archives: March 2021
The 4th Noble Truth is all about a path that leads out of suffering. At its essence, it is about developing skillful habits, named in the Eightfold Way, that support us in living a life that brings greater well-being, and ultimately has the potential to lead to the end of suffering. Today is an overview … Continue reading The Fourth Noble Truth
In this practice, we start with allowing a settling to the system with use of a primary anchor and then move to practicing with a changing moment by moment choiceless awareness.
Today we use the anchor of the breath to explore an expanding stability and continuity of awareness that supports our life.
Today we look at a very practical application of the first 3 Noble Truths. This is through the lens of Judson Brewer’s model of shifting gears for understanding our stress inducing habits.
Join me for a short sharing and meditation from Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, True Love: We have to learn the art of transforming compost and flowers. Look at the flower: it is beautiful, it is fragrant, it is pure; but if you look deeply you can already see the compost in the flower. With meditation, … Continue reading Mid-day Meditation – Gardening Practice
Please join me for this shorter sharing and meditation recorded from the Monday Mid-day Meditation. Today I draw from Philip Simmon’s book, Learning to Fall: We have all heard poems, songs, and prayers that exhort us to see God in a blade of grass, a drop of dew, a child’s eyes, or the petals of … Continue reading Mid-day Meditation- Learning to Fall
I recently finished a retreat in which every meditation started with the instruction to “get comfortable.” In this practice today, we experientially explore the wisdom and compassion of this teaching in all moments of practice.
In continuing our exploration of the 4 Noble Truths, we move on today to the 3rd Noble Truth– there is a path out of our suffering. Teacher Ajahn Sumedho says this about studying the 3rd Noble Truth: Do not feel as though you have to embrace any particular teacher’s interpretation of [the 3rd Noble Truth]. … Continue reading The Third Noble Truth
We finish our exploration of the 2nd Noble Truth today, a foundational teaching of Buddhist psychology (which is how I relate to these teachings– a beautiful study of the mind that is infinitely practical for learning how we can let go of suffering). In today’s session, I draw again from Phillip Moffit’s book, Dancing with … Continue reading The Second Noble Truth, Part 3