Meditation practice is profound in its simplicity. Sit down, give yourself time and quietude for a chosen period of time, and simply engage the essence of the moment. This is the choice to do a sitting rather than the rehash that goes on in the mind. To engage the “essence of the moment” requires the … More 7b: Awareness as it is
Volumes have been written about meditation over centuries and even more has been taught orally. Meditation is one of the oldest skills passed down from one to another. Like women passing on the wisdom of mothering, or the village passing along the skills of weaving or fire making or herbs for health, the wisdom and … More A few articles on aspects of meditation
There’s a new radio show on the airwaves. It’s Spirit Fire radio! Each week hosts and practitioners Steve and Tim will explore a step of The Practice with someone who seems to exemplify that step through their professional life, their service, and their way of living. The radio show is live talk radio at noon … More Radio, radio! The Practice of Living Awareness!!
It is unlikely that someone can spontaneously accomplish a triathlon. Similarly, most people cannot simply sit down and experience true meditation. A training is required for both. The training for meditation was established many thousand of years ago by the Indian sage Patanjali. He gave the world the system of yoga, which has its emphasis … More Past life training in meditation, lives of benefit
Do you live in New England or New York? Join me at Spirit Fire in Massachusetts for a three-day meditation retreat on training the mind. We will use this thangka for its instruction. September 10-13. Register now. In classical Asian meditation training, the mind is equated with an elephant. Seemingly large and uncontrolled, it can … More Training the elephant of the mind
We begin two weeks focused on Asana and its value to meditation. Each day of the Entry practice will engage a particular aspect of the classic meditation posture (lotus or half lotus), explain how to accomplish it, and the benefits that result within one’s meditation. Downloadable podcast: may0615entry asana produces results
Tibetan thangkas are one form of world mystical art that convey layers of teaching. The image before us is Samantabhadra. It represents two beings or two qualities that ultimately are inseparable. The image of Samantabhadra/dri is simple: a generic unadorned male buddha blue-black in color meditating with a sinewy white female buddha arising. Proportionally she … More Meditation instruction through imagery: 1