Dharma

A Take on Namaste

Here is a wonderful perspective on the word “Namaste.”  I remember when I first heard the expression.  I was about twelve and the concept of the ‘light within me salutes the light within you’ struck something inside. Years later, living in spiritual community for a few decades, “Namaste” and “Jai Bhagwan” were part of the
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Go Sangha Go!

This week I was speaking on the topic of ‘Cultivating Sangha,’ or the power of affiliating with like-minded community.  When we associate with people who want what we want we can gain inspiration and support way beyond what we can do individually. When we identify ourselves as separate from others, there is a natural ‘clenching’
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What About Me?

A meditative cruise with the Tibetan monk Mipham.  Turn up the speakers and enjoy.  More on him at this site. [youtube]FDSAAlrqAHM[/youtube]
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Buddha's Brain

I’ve just started Rick Hanson’s book, Buddha’s Brain:  The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom. The book is about effective, research driven ways to light up the circuits in your brain that will bring you more joy, fulfilling relationships and inner peace. I did the Community Dharma Leadership training at Spirit Rock with Rick
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