Dharma

Dreading and Loving Your Meditation Retreat

Robert Wright has been on the airwaves of late promoting his new book, The Evolution of God.  I heard him interviewed on NPR as I was driving up to New England earlier this summer.  I was tickled that when pressed about his own spirituality and mystical experiences, he spoke of his time at a rural
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How Does This Moment Want You To Be With It?

I’m just home from leading a nine-day training on teaching meditation.  This is part of a 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program at Kripalu Center.  This group of 40 was made up of active and experienced yoga teachers.  The retreat was deep, still, filled with tears and laughter. I kvell when I think of each
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I Believe

A wonderful, lively and articulate interview with Hyan Gak Sunim, passed on to me from my friend Francesca Vanegas, director of the Florida Yoga Institute.  This interview is with Hyan Gak Sunim, her first meditation teacher in RI at the Providence Zen Center  back in 1990. He now lives in Seoul, Korea and has become well
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Meditation Hits the Schools

A new article on meditation in the schools in USA Today entitled, “‘Mindfulness’ Meditation Being Used in Schools”. And in case you’re interested, here is an article from the Washington Post (front page!) that drew on a training that yours truly leads at Whitman High School in Bethesda entitled “Overachieving Students Hear a New Message:
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Fear of Transformation

This week I’ve been talking about Transitions and Transformations.  Who isn’t going through some kind of change these days? Buddhism points to the Three Characteristics of Reality.  Impermanence, Suffering, and “No Self.”  The more we examine the moment-to-moment phenomenon, the more we can realize the possibility for freedom in the midst of change. This reading
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