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Reflections from our teachers

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Reflections from our teachers

The Body’s Knowledge

What does our body know that the mind does not? We can only discover what the body knows by an act of receptivity: we can listen. We are pretty good at listening to the...

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Compassion for Unwanted Thoughts

Normally when we learn to direct self-compassion toward our suffering and challenges, we find the places inside where we feel stuck, inadequate or hurt. This includes identifying where the discomfort shows up in the...

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Climate Code Red: The Call of This Moment

Pause. Take some deep, slow breaths. Feel your body touching Earth. Soften your jaw, shoulders, belly. Release what you’re holding. Allow space to feel what you feel. All things, self and other, are resident...

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Meet the Sangha: Deborah W.

Sangha, meet Deborah, based in New Zealand  🙏 Sangha (san·gha) noun⁠A Sanskrit word (संघ) meaning Buddhist community “I live in Gisborne, New Zealand on the East Cape of the North Island. I was fortunate to...

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Cabbages & Condoms

The phrase ‘Cabbages & Condoms’ comes from the founder of an NGO in Thailand that has long promoted family planning and addressed various other public health matters. The founder of the PDA organisation, Mr...

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A Relational Dhamma

Humans are as intrinsically relational as they are individual. Every moment of life tells us this.  What does this mean? Insight Dialogue, a relational meditation practice, puts this powerful truth to work. In relational...

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Embodied Wisdom

Under normal circumstances, most people’s inner wisdom gets drowned out by today’s fast-paced, demanding world. But add a worldwide pandemic and climate change catastrophes to the mix and it has become apparent that people’s...

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Timeless, Endless Freedom

The timeless freedom teachings of the Buddha are endlessly deep and widely applicable. They support more focus and presence, more empathy and compassion, more patience and dedication. Yet, perhaps at times, we overlook the...

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