Meditation Practice

LOVE This Quote from Karmapa on Relationships

 

While prepping the syllabus for my  fall online course via Interdependence Project, The Journey of Relationships, I came across this quote from the Karmapa (head of a major Tibetan Buddhist lineage) on his Facebook page about taking responsibility for our part in relationships:

Practicing Forgiveness - Part 2 of 2

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Is forgiveness a practice?  If so, how do we do it?   IDP's Senior Teacher, Ethan Nichtern, recorded live at Nalandawest in Seattle, leads a talk on how to use our practice to open our hearts and minds and practice forgiveness for ourselves and each other.

 

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Practicing Forgiveness - Part 1 of 2

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Is forgiveness a practice?  If so, how do we do it?   IDP's Senior Teacher, Ethan Nichtern, recorded live at Nalandawest in Seattle, leads a talk on how to use our practice to open our hearts and minds and practice forgiveness for ourselves and each other.

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Set Your Intention for 2013

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‎"Whatever we're doing could be done with one intention. That intention is that we want to wake up, we want to ripen our compassion, and we want to ripen our ability to let go. We want to realize our connection with all beings."  Pema Chodron

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Podcast: Setting an Intention for the New Year

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The Power of Trusting

Excerpted from Free Yourself by Carolyn Hobbs.

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I lie on the living room couch exhausted, two weeks before Christmas. Luckily, after years of coming back into the present, I know how to switch channels. I shift focus—away from racing thoughts about cards and packages I need to mail, toward my trustworthy anchor: my breath. As I watch my inhalation and exhalation, my breath deepens, body relaxes, pulse slows. I reconnect with my heart, trusting what is.

4 Lojong Slogans That Save My Life

On a sunny Sunday morning last April, I woke up late, took a sip from the half-empty bottle of beer on my end table, and felt my pancreas explode.

Meditation For the Win

One of the reasons for meditating -- sitting still and focusing on an object, such as the breath -- is to train in tapping into the calm space in your awareness so that you can find that space in the midst of chaos.

Like on stage during the National Geography Bee.

10 Takeaways from The Birth of the Warrior

It is hardly necessary, or even necessarily recommended, to follow up Shambhala Level One with Shambhala Level Two: The Birth of the Warrior as quickly as I did.

Is Our Love Sufficient?

The charge of "depraved heart murder" was filed against one of the Baltimore police officers accused in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. That's an odd term for most of us: "Depraved heart."

Good Posture Means Connecting, Not Correcting

I’m not against correcting our posture or body on principle. I wish all it took to rid ourselves of chronic pain and tension was figuring the right angle or position, and tapping our body into place. It’s such a seductive offer, that we need only arrange our body and then get on with the rest of our day.

I object to correcting our posture on practical grounds; it doesn’t work. 

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