Just Enough Mindfulness, Mt. Eden Retreat, NJ (2017)
The Strength of Kindness, Insight Meditation Society, MA (2017)
Five Ways to Transform your Meditation Practice, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, MA (2017)
Technology, Meditation & Relationship, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, MA (2017)
Dharma Practice as Play, Sacramento BMG, CA (2017)
Compassion, Willingness & Courage, Insight Meditation Society, MA (2017)
Coming Close to Experience, Mt. Eden Retreat, NJ (2017)
No Problem Hindrances, Mt. Eden Retreat, NJ (2017)
Guided Mindfulness Meditation, Insight Meditation Society, MA (2017)
Guided Metta Meditation, Insight Meditation Society, MA (2015)
Establishing the Anchor, Mt. Eden Retreat, NJ (2017)
Arriving & Opening to Experience, Mt. Eden Retreat, NJ (2017)
Receiving Experience, Mt. Eden Retreat, NJ (2017)
The Poetry of Sound, Mt. Eden Retreat, NJ (2017)
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.
Gratitude reveals the treasure of an all too often forgotten word: enough. Gratitude practice runs counter to our culture of consumption, competition, and achievement.
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 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.
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?"
A primary challenge today for those interested in mindfulness is finding the time to practice. This can be especially true for educators.