It's summer time here in the U.S. which means we can a little bit lighter in spirit, at least that's what we most of us would like to be the case!
“Give it up,” he said and I heard a click. I glanced down, and there was a switchblade pointed at my belly. I looked up and with genuine surprise replied, “What do you mean?” as I took my hands and arms away from my body.
Begin at the beginning, end at the end refers to a very practical and straight foward practice that I recommend to everyone. (excerpt by Norman Fischer, Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings of the Practice of Lojong, Shambhala Publications Inc., 2013)
It can be difficult to be involved in knowing about and staying up to date with the news of the world day after day. Our heart mind might feel overwhelmed, angry, triggered, some of us might even be feeling hopeless [...]
What would it be like to receive whatever was given and not reject, close down or desire more? I’ve been imagining how to be more like this by imagining myself as a bowl. Either simply by picturing myself as [...]
Summertime greetings! Over the past few months I've met so many of you in Europe, London, and the U.S., - so many incredible heart/minds gathering to learn, practice and step into seeing things as they are, discover deeper meaning, unplug [...]
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In contemplative traditions there has always been an emphasis on non – harming. In the Buddhist and yogic traditions it is referred to as Ahimsa, which means to refrain from harming, or taking the life of any living being. It is one of the 5 precepts that lay people take as gifts that bring freedom and guidelines to intentionally living an ethical and thoughtful life.
When was the last time you went without checking your phone for more than just the time that you were asleep? Can you remember the last time you spent an entire day without your computer? Maybe not! It's interesting to reflect on this for a moment.