Reflections on Meditation, Dharma Practice, & Original PoetRY
There is a wholesome value at the core of Valentine’s Day. But it’s a value that needs to be reclaimed. The reduction of love to a romantic feeling compounds the sense of disempowerment and spiritual impoverishment that is endemic in modern society.
The start of the calendar year offers the opportunity to begin anew and reorient our lives in line with our deeper intentions. It’s also a good time to return to the basics of mindfulness practice and lay a solid foundation.
As the year draws to a close, it's a natural time to reflect back and look forward. Try this guided reflection to develop wisdom and start the year in the right direction.
One of the most pervasive challenges we face today as a species is overcoming the feeling of helplessness. It’s a learned sensation, which means it can be unlearned.
Gratitude reveals the treasure of an all too often forgotten word: enough. Gratitude practice runs counter to our culture of consumption, competition, and achievement.
For those working with youth, reflections and a guided meditation on using mindfulness to start the school year off with clarity, purpose, and care.
Why do communication techniques sometimes backfire? What can we do differently, and how do we find balance when things don't go the way we'd hoped?
To do any kind of real work requires both external and internal resources. We need resilience to face pain, strength to persevere through challenge. There’s nothing quite like joy to bring resilience and strength to the heart.
As great forces of change, divergent views, and protests sweep across the country, I share reflections how mindfulness practice can help us to meet and respond to current events.
As we rise up to meet the challenges of the new Presidency, our ability to care for and nourish ourselves has never been more important. At its core, mindfulness can be understood as a practice of deep, whole-hearted listening.
When we walk with full awareness, our locomotion can soothe our hearts and train our minds to dwell more completely in the present.
Many across the nation and beyond have been deeply affected by our most recent election here in the U.S. What can mindfulness teach us about responding?
The path of practice is about much more than meditation. It’s about the possibility each of us has to bring forth goodness into the world with this human heart and mind; it is a cultivation of the heart.
Developing a natural ease in mindfulness practice helps us shift from viewing it as a special, separate activity to a foundation for the rest of our lives.
How can we protect mindfulness from becoming subsumed by the culture of doing, and use it to counter the effects of "high volume doing?"
Mourning the tragic loss of life in the killings of the last week in the U.S., how do we practice with painful emotions in relation these events?
A primary challenge today for those interested in mindfulness is finding the time to practice. This can be especially true for educators.
Reflections on the choice to give up training as a novice Buddhist renunciate and return to lay life.
In order for mindfulness to take root in our lives and to receive its full range of benefits, it needs to be infused with heartfulness
One key to strengthen mindfulness that's often overlooked is how to create a positive feedback loop in our practice
How do we truly make our life and our spiritual practice one? Reflections on cultivating inner freedom and meeting the world.
Presence is an integral foundation for our lives, our relationships and communication. Learn more about why...
Explore the foundations of Mindful Communication, including three core principles and practices.
A series of reflections on my time ordained as an Anagarika and the role of renunciation in Buddhist practice.
How meditation teaches us to relate skillfully to the world and our lives by slowing down, stepping back, and learning to put things down.
A three-step process for gaining momentum in meditation to receive the benefits of a steady, daily practice.
If you’ve ever had a daily meditation practice, and ever stopped, chance are one of these things may be at play…
A memoir of how I started practicing Buddhism and ordained temporarily as an Anagarika.
An open letter to community before taking a year-long sabbatical.