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Reflections from our teachers

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Reflections from our teachers

Pride Every Day of The Year

Pride celebrations, which largely occur during the months of June, July, and August, are dedicated to celebrating the freedoms we have as LGBTQIA2S+ people and for campaigning for the human rights of Queer and...

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From Longing to Belonging

There is a subtle, deep and invisible toll to this pandemic, another kind of loss of life: the loss of our embodied social life, the fractures in our circles of belonging. These fractures can be...

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Untangling the Tangle

The Buddha often described practice in terms of the metaphor “untangling the tangles”. Some of the tangles we create include: Habitual patterns which cause you stress/suffering Identity self-view The tangle of existence MindfulnessTo help...

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Balancing Relaxation with Inner Strength

In an effort to counter tendencies towards striving and over-achieving, many Western approaches to meditation emphasize relaxation, ease and non-doing. When we’ve been trained to override our natural limits, being given permission to relax...

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Faith: Cultivating an Undivided Life

The opening lines of the seminal Zen poem, The Mind of Great Faith, written by Sengcan in 7th century China, states:“The Great Way is not difficultfor those who have no preferences.When love and hate are...

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