Reflections on Meditation, Dharma Practice, & Original PoetRY
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. We need strength to persevere through challenge. And 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.
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.
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
How do we truly make our life and our spiritual practice one? Reflections on cultivating inner freedom and meeting the world.
How meditation teaches us to relate skillfully to the world and our lives by slowing down, stepping back, and learning to put things down.