Who are You and What is Your Path?

Someone once asked one of my teachers, “If I’m going to meditate, I don’t want to waste my time.  So, what’s the best meditation technique?” My teacher paused, then said, “The one you do on a regular basis.”   “Explore your purpose in life,” he said, “then give yourself to it fully.” The Buddha supposedly
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It's a Jungle Out There

Morning walk in the woods along the river.
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Intimacy

This weekend Tara and I led a daylong retreat on “Conscious Relationships” at Catholic University of America. A major theme of the day was exploring what gets in the way of intimacy. It was quite the dance to explore the theme of intimacy  in a group of 250. Wonderful people and a wonderful day.
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Men Meeting for Meditation Tonight

This is a great group.   I’m teaching at UUCA tonight, but if you’re wanting to join in with a group of like-minded folks, go here!   Men Meeting for Meditation (M3) a time for mindful movement, meditation and discussion www.menmeetingformeditation.com M3 Monday, July 1st, 7:30-9pm Reminder The next Men Meeting for Meditation (M3) will
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There is no time

Just back from two weeks on the Kauai. Where did the time go?
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Guided Meditation: Stretch, Flow, Scan and Breathe

This might be a good meditation for you if you’re feeling a bit restless or distracted. You’ll start with a seated stretch and use slow motion movement as a way to concentrate your mind.  You’ll then shift to sensing different parts of the body from the inside, then lightly concentrate on the movement of breath.
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The Felt Sense of Awakened Presence

This week’s talk continues along the theme of “feeling and healing.” The simple guideline to move from your narrative to your experience can cultivate dramatic shifts. The arising of wisdom and compassion are more than just concepts.  They are embodied experiences.   The blurb: The flowering of your practice is Wisdom and Compassion.  You see
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The Mystery

Is she seeing into the nature of Form and Emptiness? Or is it a bug?
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Feeling and Healing

I’m working on an eight-hour audio training for Sounds True called “Body-Centered Inquiry.”  I’ll record in September and it’ll be out in April of 2014. In the meantime, I continue to explore this nexus between mindfulness, the modality of “Focusing” and the power of questions that open up new possibilities. This talk explores the technology
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There's tall, then there's really tall

Most days I feel tall.  The other day, with Carol and Nancy, well ….  
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Men Meeting for Meditation

  I’m just back from an inspiring day at the IMCW Men’s Retreat.  There is nothing quite like the company of like-minded men who share an intention to be more awake and alive.  We had a pretty diverse group and despite the differences in age, culture, sexual orientations and professions, a sense of kindness and
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Water

The power of reframing through awareness. http://youtu.be/xmpYnxlEh0c   (Thanks, Dorothy.)
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Happy for No Reason: Relaxation is the Doorway to Liberation

If that statement is true, we’ve got a fully enlightened dog.
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Dude, You Totally Had It Coming

This was my last talk on Capitol Hill for the season.  Starting in June, community members will be leading class through the summer. Much of mindfulness is about remembering.  Coming back to the here and now.  Two most important factors to remember:  Impermanence and the Law of Cause and Effect. Your relationship to impermanence absolutely
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The Frank Sinatra Sutta

I left the house Monday night  on my way to class in Arlington with a sense that I’d forgotten something. Once I relaxed and settled into the ride I realized I’d left my microphone on my desk — too late to go back and get it.  As a consequence, the sound quality suffers a bit
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