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Stilling the Waters

Stilling the Waters

The book Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana was one of those books that just made sense.  He explains the what, why and how of mindfulness in a clear way.  Today as I was sitting and then practicing morning yin the following analogy kept entering my mind.  Thought it best to share with each of […]

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Yoga Teacher Scandals

Yoga Teacher Scandals

I would love to say I was surprised when I heard of another yoga- sex scandal coming to light.  About a year ago John Friend, founder of a multi-million dollar yoga corporation called Anusara, was publicly outed for sexual misconduct with his students and withholding teachers’ pensions (among other accusations).  Then last week came accusations […]

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Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes

As we embark upon another year’s holiday season, so many emotions arise.  For some it is a time of intense joy.  For others it is a time of darkness and isolation.    For another, it may be a combination of both.  No matter what your feelings may be, may you find comfort in this prayer […]

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Wisdom from Brené Brown

Wisdom from Brené Brown

Today I received this wonderful post from Brené Brown, author of “Daring Greatly” and “The Gifts of Imperfection.”  What I love about her is that she can often put into words something that just percolates in the back of my mind for days.  Maybe her words will help you as well. In all of our […]

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Mindful Awareness (part 2)

Mindful Awareness (part 2)

Here is part 2 of Craig Metcalf’s post on Mindful Awareness.  The meditation practice he describes is one piece of vipassana meditation- mindfulness of emotions.  A big thank you to Craig for sharing his insight with us all. The contents of the mind – or, more precisely, what surrounds the mind – is not the […]

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Mindful Awareness (part 1)

Mindful Awareness (part 1)

Wonderful post from Craig Metcalf… Thank you Craig!  Part 2 coming next Monday. What is the purpose of meditation? Many people ask me this question and I usually answer by asking them, “What is your intention?” Meditation is often thought of as a strictly spiritual practice whereby we put forth effort to “attain” a spiritual […]

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