Peace and happiness can be the quality of this moment, if we bring them forward. Truth is, like the sky, peace and happiness are already present. Just as we can bring the expanse of the sky into a moment by looking up, we can bring peace or happiness into a moment with a smile. The … More 1a. a Wiggle and a smile
Would you like to experience boundless energy? Then bring forward immeasurable joy. Would you like to receive ceaseless kindness and respect, politeness and courtesy? Then flawlessly offer these to everyone you encounter every day. Would you like to live in a peaceful, just, and beautiful society – or even better – such a world? Then … More Generative: Chenrezig – boundless and immeasurable
Chenrezig is a form of Avolokiteshvara. This Tibetan form particularly embodies the potential and capacity of the Four Immeasurables to ultimately eradicate the causes of suffering. This Generative meditation asks “what does immeasurable mean?” Can one consider boundless or limitless compassion? Regardless of what deity or quality of Being one is generating through the day, … More Boundless, immeasurable, limitless
Real flow comes from inside, from being centered. A river attends to itself, its flow, and everything on its periphery as necessary. Animals and plants receive life from the river, but not because the river plans it or thinks about it or efforts to achieve their needs. The river simply flows. Also, it is the … More 3c: The river makes the banks.
The new round of The Practice of Living Awareness begins with the only thing possible: a smile. Smiling is a choice, and awareness is too. That’s the curious thing about being human: that happiness is the choice of how we interact with a moment, and that awareness is the choice of being Aware. The power … More Step 1a: Smile with Awareness
Every Sunday, we give service to Mother Earth through contemplation of being alive and part of her life’s expression. Doing so, we bring balance to our thoughts about self-importance, or hardship, or disconnectedness; and we do so through beauty, presence, and the amazing wonders that we live every day. No matter what one’s situation, no … More In Balance
The meditation is poetic Our life is the ground of our practice. Life is where one’s practice must find ground, and it does as one brings the metaphor of the tree, the roots, and the ground into one’s day. There is so much simple truth to consider with this step (maybe each step of The … More Yes! Still growing.
Is it crazy to be happy or crazy that we are not? Humanity is at a turning point – joy and shared abundance or the way things are. This man with pigeons on his shoulders is living from the inside out. Something, in this life or in previous ones, helped him let go and, instead, … More Harmony from the inside out
We sit in long spans of meditational presence knowing that it serves existence not only ourselves. This is the way of now – related, interconnected, vibrantly interdependent as one whole. The whole is human consciousness. This is one shared composite of all that we bring of awareness, sorrow, fear, love, worry, and joy to it. … More Abiding as Presence positively effects humanity
This Generation Stage meditation works with the universe of the heart and how it generates boundless qualities such as love, compassion, equanimity, and joy. This is represented by four-armed Chenrezig in Tibetan Buddhism. His mantra is one of many reminders to humanity that all is vibration. All existence is “the Word made flesh,” and each … More Generation: Cosmic Egg Heart: Chenrezig
Cement is stable, but not fertile. Soil is solid and produces life. Cement cannot soften or open unless cracked and broken. Soil softens with the rain, with the worms, with the life within it. Step 4 of Soften, open, and receive is to be witnessed inside us and around us. Spring is a great time … More 4a: Soften, open to …. be happy
Spring is coming! Here in New England, we still have deep snow on the ground, but the sap is running and the birds are returning. The windy days and the increased sun thaw the trees from their long sleep. Nature is softening in order to open and bring forward its fertility. The same is so … More Crocus awakening: soften open