Cause and Effect

Toroidal Flow – Day 2 How we feel and the ways we react to life effects what comes back to us. There’s a reason it feels good to act from a place of kindness, generosity and joy. We are connected to every living thing through energy fields that our eyes cannot see and that our … More Cause and Effect

The Now

Mind – Day 3 Being fully present in any given moment opens us to the space, or spaciousness, of pure potential – that meditative sweet spot where the mind steadies, expansiveness readies, and… we simply give ourselves over to the Now. After the hustle and bustle of a holiday week, let’s go there and linger. Happy … More The Now

Mind

Mind – Day 1  It’s safe to say that the wide variety of meditation trainings have one one thing in common: they are a doorway to getting acquainted with your mind. The Buddha observed that the primary source of our suffering is to be discovered within the mind. If we’re feeling stressed or worried, it … More Mind

Above the Clouds

Mind Meditation – Day 3   There are levels of density to everything in our world… seen and unseen. Ice is more dense than water. Water is more dense than steam. The density of a substance is the relationship between the mass of the substance and how much space it takes up, or simply put, … More Above the Clouds

Tracks of the Mind

Mind Meditation – Day 2   In the last podcast, we mentioned that Day 2 of this step would focus on concentration, which we would usually generate with specific meditation exercises. In the last round, we offered a candle meditation, in which focusing on a flame supports one’s mental steadiness. We’d like to go at it from … More Tracks of the Mind

The Mind

Meditation Audio: Mind – Day 1   What is the mind? One definition refers to the mind as “a set of cognitive faculties including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, language and memory. It is usually defined as the faculty of an entity’s thoughts and consciousness.” Another definition states that the mind is an “element of a person … More The Mind

Vastitude

Mind Meditation- Day 3   Awareness is omnipresent; it just is. Our mind operates within the field of awareness and wisdom precipitates from it. As we create stability in the mind through non-judgmental attention (mindfulness + concentration), we create a doorway into the vast field of awareness. This doorway can easily become obstructed or even slammed shut … More Vastitude

Samadhi

Mind Meditation – Day 2  The Eightfold Path was consistently presented by the Buddha as a guide to end suffering. The eight suggested directions of the path are divided into three groupings: ethical conduct (right speech, right action, and right livelihood), mental discipline (right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration), and wisdom (right thought and … More Samadhi

“How are you, friend?”

Mind Meditation – Day 1 Meditation teachings have one clear purpose: befriending the mind. In order to do this, you have to spend some time together. Make a date, find a quiet place and ask, “how have you been?” After the steady intensity of the last seven days… prepare yourself for an earful; that’s what friends are for! Let’s … More “How are you, friend?”