Category Archives: meditation

Sitting Meditation- Contemplation Taking Us to Love



This practice explores how noting helps us get more clear as to what’s really here. What one takes in by contemplation, one pours out in love. –Meister Eckhart   The Way It Is, Lynn Ungar One morning you might wake up to realize that the knot in your stomach had loosened itself and slipped away, … Continue reading Sitting Meditation- Contemplation Taking Us to Love


Sitting Meditation- Four Remembrances [5.22.24]



This meditation draws from Tara Brach, teaching on four remembrances for practice: Pausing, saying yes to life, turning towards love, resting in awareness. What It Is It is nonsense says reason It is what it is says love It is calamity says calculation It is nothing but pain says fear It is hopeless says insight … Continue reading Sitting Meditation- Four Remembrances [5.22.24]


Seven Mantras of Love Part 2 [5.8.24]



We were grateful this week to have David Viafora and Jessie Raye from Greatwoods Zen Retreat Center guest lead again this week. Unfortunately we were not able to record their first visit, but this week’s sharing works fine as a stand alone. They shared from Thich Nhat Hanh’s teaching called the Seven Mantras of Love. … Continue reading Seven Mantras of Love Part 2 [5.8.24]


Sitting Meditation- The Interwovenness of Compassion and Safety [4.3.24]



How do we learn to meet ourselves, just as we are, in a way that provides an internal sense of safety?   Erich Fried, translated by: ANNA KALLIO  It is nonsense says reason It is what it is says love It is calamity says calculation It is nothing but pain says fear It is hopeless … Continue reading Sitting Meditation- The Interwovenness of Compassion and Safety [4.3.24]


Sitting Meditation- Cultivating an Unshakable Sense of Safety, Connection, and Respect [3.14.24]



Again, drawing from the field of Somatics’ understanding that an inner sense of safety, connection and respect are foundational for our well-being, we use the body as a focus in cultivating these qualities within ourselves.