November

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5 Hindrances

5 Hindrances

When I started studying Buddhism, I was introduced to the Five Hindrances.  They are five qualities of mind that can short-cut our spiritual growth and our ability to remain present in daily life.  Over time in exploring how these qualities emerge in my daily life, I can see them coming (sometimes a mile away).   […]

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The Truth Within

The Truth Within

From my morning meditation book- “Meditations from the Mat” by Rolf Gates   There is a pretty Indian fable to the effect that if it rains when the star Svati is in ascendance, and a drop of rain falls into an oyster, that drop becomes a pearl.  The oysters know this, so they come to […]

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Clearing Space in the Body

Clearing Space in the Body

This time of year the cold starts to settle into our muscles and bones.  One way you can open the muscular body and clear the energetic pathways (nadis in Sanskrit, meridians or channels in Chinese Medicine) is to start each day with Sun Salutations.  Here is a video we recorded this summer that will do […]

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