… and what it is, I think, is pretty clear. About a year-and-a-half ago, I had the privilege of attending a day-long retreat and workshop led by Jon Kabat-Zinn (who developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the late 1970s). I also attended his lecture at the University of Minnesota the following […]
You’ve begun your meditation practice. You’ve read all the meditation tips. And then you encounter problems. But there are no problems in meditation!
Ready to start a meditation practice, but no idea how to get started? Some simple suggestions and answers to common questions…
Meditation is not about NOT thinking. Anyone who has sat down to observe their breath for more than a few seconds knows that the monkey mind tends to go apesh!t the minute we slow down enough to listen to it. After seeing all the cute posts about what dogs and cats and fetuses and toddlers would text […]
Everyone I know who practices mindfulness describes it as life-changing. Here’s why.
a personal post about how my life journey is coming full circle this month
While sitting in silent meditation, the following thought popped into my head: “Meditation kind of reminds me of Monet’s paintings of the cathedral in Rouen.” Seriously. Read what the Impressionists can teach us about meditation, the self, impermanence, light, sensation, perception, and the fleeting impression of NOW.
Even though 4:45am is still the middle of the freaking night for most people, that’s when I wake up every day to meditate. Here’s why…
For anyone who’s ever wondered why their Day of Rest isn’t more restful…