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Aug 24: Jack Kornfield, The Wisdom Of Uncertainty (9067 reads)
people asked Ajahn Chah questions about enlightenment or what happens at death or whether meditation would heal their illness, or whether Buddhist teachings could be practiced equally by wes...

May 04: Lynne Twist, Harder I Work, The More I Love (11164 reads)
to take care of: to nourish my own capacity to serve, and that comes from Source. That comes from meditation. That comes from being in nature. That comes from being in touch with the love I have for...

Apr 27: Richard Rohr, Opposite Of Meditation Is Not Action, It's Reaction (9709 reads)
It seems like our society is at a low point in terms of how we talk about challenging, controversial topics within our political discourse and even our spiritual reflections. I believe the only way t...

Jan 06: Jean Klein, Silence (10530 reads)
/> Silence is autonomous like love and beauty. It is untouched by time. Silence is meditation, free from any intention, free from anyone who meditates. Silence is the a...

Dec 30: Bhante Gunaratna, Meditation: A Process Of Retraining The Mind (8503 reads)
/> Every time you stumble, start over. Take it one breath at a time. [...] This meditation is a process of retraining the mind. The state you are aiming for is one in which you are...

Sep 23: Thich Nhat Hanh, When Light Shines, Darkness Becomes The Light (10485 reads)
soften and acquire the same nature as the observing mind.  Throughout your meditation, keep the sun of your awareness shining. Like the physical Sun, which lights every leaf a...

Aug 26: Shaila Catherine, Abandon Only What Is Not Yours (10331 reads)
approaches to help you or keep you busy until you finally tire of clinging, an extensive array of meditation tools have been devised by generations of practitioners. And yet, if at an...

May 13: Yogi Bhajan, Do You Direct Your Mind Or Does Your Mind Direct You? (9943 reads)
your mind, and your mind has to know you, and you have to know your mind, and for that, there is meditation. The art of meditation is to control one’s mind. We are human, there...

Jan 28: Sharon Salzberg, Generosity Helps Us Accept Change (9934 reads)
go inside. So the external training of giving deeply influences the internal feeling-tone of the meditation practice, and vice versa. If we cultivate a generous heart, then more and more we can unc...

Jan 21: Subhana Barzaghi , Green Mountains Are Forever Walking (8578 reads)
quality of presence is also true for people who are dying.  That same energy is generated in meditation. And it wasn't just by luck or chance, all those Zen stories where the ancient teache...

Sep 03: Paul Fleischman, Sense Of Self Is An Essential Skill Of Mind (11268 reads)
Buddha’s idea of “anatta,” the absence of an eternal soul, with the idea that meditation should rid you of your ordinary sense of self. Then the press has utilized neuropsycholog...

Aug 27: J. Krishnamurti, Bedrock On Which We All Stand (10588 reads)
answers. We have to be silent and pay attention. Silence and attention provide the ground for meditation. Meditation is a process of healing the wounds of fragmentation. In meditation, divisions...

Jun 11: Jeff Foster, Somehow I'm Always Held (28484 reads)
loneliness that I thought I would never return. I have tasted the ecstatic joys of meditation, the fierce intimacy of love, the savage pains of heartbreak, the excitement of unexpecte...

Jan 08: Eknath Easwaran, Becoming Master Artists (16561 reads)
/> It takes time and sustained effort to fashion such a life. That is the challenge of it (meditation)- and that is why it (meditation) can appeal so deeply to people with a skeptical streak,...

Dec 18: Sam Keen, The Gift Of Threshold Moments (16258 reads)
of a dying person is not followed by an inspiration; the deep sigh and profound calm that comes in meditation when the mind finally stops chattering; the timeless moment, before sleep or after awaken...

Nov 20: Pema Chodron, Laziness As Our Personal Teacher (11503 reads)
care less. We touch in and then we go forward. This is the training. Whether in formal meditation or throughout our days and nights, we can train in letting go of our commentary and conta...

Sep 18: Ram Dass, Beyond Content Of Thought (17344 reads)
not what they’re about, they’re just thoughts, and it’s my major game in meditation to extricate awareness from identification with thought or with clinging to it. In order ...

Jul 31: Richard Rohr, From Being Driven To Being Drawn (18010 reads)
connection—because you don’t live inside a fragile and encapsulated self anymore. In meditation, you are moving from ego consciousness to soul awareness, from being driven by negative m...

Jul 24: TKV Desikachar, The Boss And The Attendants (13665 reads)
beyond the mind, but can only see and act through this instrument. Discrimination grows through meditation and paves a way for the heart to prevail. Then our works are undertaken in another manner...

May 22: Eknath Easwaran, Live Intentionally, In Freedom (8476 reads)
about the threshold. On the other hand, we can learn to tame these creatures. As meditation deepens, compulsions, cravings, and fits of emotion begin to lose their power to dictate ...

May 01: Tara Brach, The Sacred Art of Pausing (21720 reads)
pause from our ongoing responsibilities by sitting down to meditate. We may pause in the midst of meditation to let go of thoughts and reawaken our attention to the breath. We may pause by stepping ...

Mar 27: Peter Kalmus, We Are Swimming in Miracles (9652 reads)
that I don't understand, maybe suddenly it could happen. In fact, what I found out about meditation and about dealing with this habit is that it takes a lot of practice, like becoming a con...

Feb 06: Suzanne Toro, Why Meditate (21207 reads)
divine and sumptuous ways to feed your inner and outer self. On a physical level, meditation benefits your body; it acts as both a preventative and a reactive medicine. There are end...

Jan 16: Vincent Horn, Theory and Practice (13064 reads)
or learn to practice? If you emphasize practice too much you can get what Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa called “dumb meditators”—people who don’t ...

Oct 31: Stephen and Ondrea Levine, The Glass is Already Broken (28243 reads)
Once someone asked a well-known Thai meditation master, "In this world where everything changes, where nothing remains the same, where loss and grief are inherent in our very coming into existen...

Sep 26: Vimala Thakar, What is Meditation? (10991 reads)
"This awareness of the so called outward and the inward movements of life, is meditation. The simultaneous awareness of the total movement is meditation. If I am aware of the nature of my reacti...

Aug 08: Moyo, Reflections on Life from Death Row (11001 reads)
Reggie once told me that we could use these cells like meditation cells used by monks in monasteries. But prison is not a monastery. And although I may do my best to take advantage of ...

May 23: Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Learning Not to Be Afraid of Things That Are Real (16256 reads)
to become real people ourselves, then reality poses no dangers. This is what the meditation is for, teaching yourself how to be real, to get in touch with what's really going on...

Dec 07: Pema Chodron, The Trick is to Keep Seeing (25557 reads)
/> In practicing with shenpa, first we try to recognize it. The best place to do this is on the meditation cushion. Sitting practice teaches us how to open and relax to whatever arises, without pi...

Nov 23: Helen Moore, I Awaken Before Dawn (9951 reads)
go into the kitchen and fix a cup of tea. I light the candle and sit in its glow on the meditation cushion. Taking my cup in both hands, I lift it to my Lord and give thanks. ...

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