Dharma

A Way Cool Mindfulness Aid: Nick Chang's Online Meditation Bell

In the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh’s communities, a random bell sounds during the day. When you hear the bell you are invited to pause, take a breath and reconnect with the Here and Now. Many years ago I got inspired by this practice and set my digital wrist watch to go off every half
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What is the Attitude in Your Mind Right Now?

When Joseph Goldstein was in DC this summer he shared an inquiry he’s found quite helpful in his meditation practice.   I’ve noticed it helpful as well and have been sharing this when I guide meditation. “What is the attitude in your mind right now?”  Is there striving?  Aversion?  Grasping? Somehow this question can help
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Jane Goodall: Reason for Hope

Some inspiring words from Jane Goodall.  As a friend who passed this on to me said, “This will take an hour of your time to watch – a lot, I realize – but … oh!  How worth it!  It found my heart and brought me to tears.” [youtube]s3FEWKdIvcA&feature=channel[/youtube] (Thank you, Elizabeth.)
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Buddha on the Beach

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu I’m back from a daylong retreat we called “Buddha on the Beach:  Meditation in Nature”. We alternated between gathering together in our room at the Biden Environmental Center and wandering on our own in the woods, dunes and beaches of Henlopen State Park in
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