Beginner’s Mind – Meditation

We often see the image of a person in meditation sitting much like the Buddha, legs crossed, hands in mudra and a smile upon the face. It’s a great image: it looks so simple, so peaceful, so easy!!!! But for many of us it feels difficult to find stillness and silence in our chaotic lifestyles. […]

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On Compassion

A couple years back, during a guided meditation on retreat, I was given the prompt, “Why are you here?” I don’t remember exactly how I silently answered that question but I think it was something along the lines of, to deepen my meditation practice. Whatever it was, it was a pretty standard response for the […]

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Remembering What Yes Feels Like

Every morning when I open the medicine cabinet door in my bathroom to get the toothpaste I see a little piece of paper with “remember what yes feels like” written on it. (Only how I read it in my head goes something more like “remember what YES! feels like!!!!!” Insert James Brown soundtrack.) This is […]

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