Kwan Yin abides in unshakeable serenity and ceaselessly emanates and encourages kindness. Her power lies in the knowing that kindness – simple and consistent – will undo all the suffering of the world. Her serenity stems from the same knowing. Time will tell, and kindness will – one day – eradicate the troubles of the … More Generative: Kwan Yin – Serenity and Kindness
What makes you smile? How do you feel when you do? The sky makes me smile, as do leaves and children and snowflakes and wind. I smile with understanding a lot, grateful that something has context or meaning or purpose and that I recognize that. Kindness makes me smile: giving it and receiving it. Helping … More 1c: Goodness. How powerful!
Each person is part of the unanimity of humanity while at the same time is a unique person. The skills and capacities developed by an individual have a macrocosmic purpose: that of blending with the whole of human skills and capacity as a kingdom within the Earth as a whole. Our purpose, then, is not … More Intermediate: Unanimity and uniqueness
To perceive the light in others as well as in circumstances and events requires standing within in one’s authenticity. Luminous perception results. In that mode of integrity one can ask oneself, “Is this necessary?” Is this thought, this word, this purchase, this activity, this emotion or reaction, this judgement, this patience, this kindness: is this … More 10b. Your Presence is Necessary
The Intermediate group meditation used considerations from a quote from Heraclitus. The three primary qualities of mind-awareness have myriad expressions. They include heinous actions, neurotic thoughts, and painful emotions. The same three qualities can produce sublime and profound actions of compassion, wisdom to last ages, empathy as deep as the ocean, and give meaning to … More Integrity and destiny
Right now, feel the quality of release. There is deep magic in release as well as deep wisdom. I’ll leave you with this meditation which says it best -as will your experience. Downloadable podcast: Release=generosity and space
Distraction effects us all the time. But it is blatantly obvious when one is trying to meditate. Arising thoughts can be seemingly purposeful or not. Examples of such include thoughts related to work, family, friends, or one’s self, cravings for kind words or an easy day or a taste on the palate. These seem to … More Addressing Distraction
May you be conceived of immeasurable good karma today because of your lighted thoughts, words, and actions. And may the love that you make today through random acts of kindness, generosity, and creative expression keep birthing through all your time to come. This meditation was originally posted on March 22, 2012, nine months before December … More Make Love in Every Moment
An simple and profound experience has been had through the Generation Stage practice: Sameness. On any given Saturday, we meditate and generate the qualities of a Tibetan Buddhist deity, a Hindu deity, a quality of sublime Beingness, or today Virgin Mary. We see that much of the symbolism is carried through across traditions. Color, clothing, … More Virgin Mary: generating grace
That’s the intention. Earth is a planet nursery for love in all its forms. Kindness, patience, care, nurturing, and celebrating life demonstrates in all kingdoms. Only human beings willingly choose and act otherwise. Yes, there is predation among species of animals, but the overriding emphasis of life on Earth is giving and care. Hardship is … More A planet of kindness?
The vibration of being human is both a complex set of sub-vibrations and simultaneously a simple recognition of three: the vibration of goodness which is attraction, the vibration of clarity which is wisdom and understanding, and the vibration of purpose which is directive and forward moving. Christ consciousness is a word used to describe the … More Wesak: human nature
Heart-mind is not two things and never was. Heart-mind is a range of Awareness. An individual might not have less capacity with one or the other but that simply indicates where growth is possible as well as he type of limitations that the person will experience and live from. Heart awareness is empathic and wholistic … More One whole Awareness
Meditation has prompted a variety of research over the last 30 years. The Dalai Lama sparked it – actually requested it – of western science. As a result, whole fields of new western science have been birthed and all of them explore the integrity and integration that the heart brings to human existence. Profoundly, what … More Living from the mind of the heart
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
Our world service meditations often include the sense of wonder or gratitude. Mental images of the wonders of our planet create pathways of appreciation in our mind. Then, our mind, heart, and breath are shared with all beings on Mother Earth. Mother Earth is One. The interdependence is complete, flawless, and beautiful. We are part … More * Creating Harmony
There is such power in understanding that we are not here for ourselves; we exist for others. An internal dignity arises within us that is confident, assured as to the right and kind thing to do, and we follow through with gladness. Our world can only be changed by you and I standing in these … More **Dignity and World Service