News for the Mindfulness and MBSR Programs
A Few Thoughts on Community
Community is so easy to say. And the word gets a lot of attention these days. It seems like a fairly simple and natural concept and word but it’s meaning is actually fairly complex.
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness or The Satipatthana Sutta
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, or the Satipatthana Sutta, is the classical teaching attributed to the Buddha which outlines a simple, direct way anyone may lessen and end suffering
Inner Peace – Six things to make it easier
Inner Peace. What are “intentional actions” ...implied as working as skillfully as possible with the past/present momentum of doing
Converting Oxygen to Energy
I use to teach a lot of yoga, hours every day. I joked that, though it wasn’t all super physical, I was a marathon yoga teacher. Helping other convert Oxygen to Energy
Reflections, Appreciations, and Intentions
One of my favorite simple thought adjustments recently is to shift from thinking about life happening to me or me having to make things happen, to life happening through me.
The Truth is Somewhere In Between – Meditative Inquiry Process
There is a meditative inquiry process I learned from my Integrative Restoration/iRest training that I find very potent. It involves the alternation between polarities to create a new felt sense of something in between.
In honor of our beloved Rama Jyoti Vernon
Rama Jyoti Vernon was known to say “we can have our cake and eat it too,” in this case implying that we can honor all that life offers us: we can be comfortable, successful, of service, and in route to God.
Churning of the Ocean of Milk
Churning of the Ocean of Milk tells the tale of a search for immortality. In order to find it, opposite beings must work & churn together ...Alas, once it is found there is another struggle for which half shall imbibe it.
Five Facets of a Mindful Person
The analysis yielded five particular facets: acting with awareness, describing, non-reactivity to inner experience, non-judging of inner experience, and observing. Using this template, here are some key touchstones to orient you towards the cultivation of mindfulness on a regular basis.
Bringing Mindfulness to Grief & Loss
Grieving is natural and it is hard. There are many forms of grief; some stemming from birth and childhood, some from particular occurrences or from a progression of causes and conditions, some that will be with us every day, and some that do eventually ebb and integrate into the weave of our life. Each of us...
Growing Your Home Yoga Practice – Virtual Class Suggestions
Having a home yoga practice has a whole new meaning in this time of virtual yoga classes ...Students have commented that while virtual classes aren’t quite the same, they have helped them create structure, practice more regularly
Reflections: The Week Of My Birthday 2020
I watch, listen, and sense into the events of these past weeks. The tragic death of Ahmaud Arbery. The knee on the neck of George Floyd. The ridiculous responses of our president, who has fanned racial tensions flagrantly all along. What am I to do? How am I to meet the moment?