Meditation

Living in the Body: A Dharma Talk

At our retreats, I lead mindful movement twice a day, help people with their seated posture and often give a talk on the first foundation practice of mindfulness of the body.  I love feeling how my years of yoga training are integrating with the Buddha dharma. If you’d like to listen to my talk, you
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Back from the Spring Retreat

I am just back from the IMCW Spring Retreat. It rained for seven days.  Every day but the final morning.  No doubt the grey skies and downpours helped draw our practice inward and into the quiet. A lot happens in a week of silent practice. The first few days are often an internal bog of
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Working with Desire

  Buddhist psychology speaks to cultivating healthy desires, minimizing unhealthy desires and ultimately going beyond desire. Willpower determines how energy flows. Healthy desires lead to gratitude, joy, generosity, stewardship and service.  Unhealthy desires lead to greed, compulsion, self-centeredness and suffering. I remember years ago on a retreat going through the food line and realizing that
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Meditation in Motion

I’m just back from nine days at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health where I led a retreat and training for the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program on the topic of meditation.   What a treat to be with such deep, authentic and caring people.  We balanced our time between understanding more challenging postures and techniques
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