In this class, we come home to ourselves to access our strength, wisdom, courage and joy, so needed for us to meet these difficult times with freedom and clarity. We explore ways to stay engaged without burning out and how we can pause regularly to make sure our action is coming from a place of self-reflection and insight.
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Daily Meditation Recordings, with Ulla Koenig – Week of March 29, 2021
This week’s theme is: Re-Enchanting Our Practice. As much as anything else our practice of mindfulness and meditation can become a habit, and either turn dull, or come with a sense of obligation, work, or duty. In this week together, we will explore ways to bring imagination, embodiment, and intimacy to our practice. After all, meditation is as much a craft as an artform – a chance to discover inner landscapes, hidden mysteries and fascinating insights.
As much as anything else our practice of mindfulness and meditation can become a habit and either turn dull or come with a sense of obligation, work or duty. In this week together, we will explore ways to bring imagination, embodiment, and intimacy to our practice. After all, meditation is as much a craft as an art form – a chance to discover inner landscapes, hidden mysteries and fascinating insights.
Daily Meditation Recordings, with Jaya Rudgard – Week of February 8, 2021
This week’s topic is “Living Slowly”.
Daily Meditation Recordings, with Nathan Glyde – Week of Sept 27, 2021
This week’s topic is “The Boundless Heart”.
“As a mother would risk her life
to protect her child, her only child,
even so should one cultivate a limitless heart
with regard to all beings.”
Karaniya Metta Sutta: translation Thānisarro Bhikku
Practicing for the love of it.
January 17, 2016
Before the session Martin wrote: “A Burmese teacher once told a friend of mine to always enjoy his practice. We love meditation in theory, and we want to grow and transform, and we certainly would like to be liberated from our suffering. And yet! We easily turn meditation into a chore, and feel discouraged by…
Equanimity: Finding Balance in Difficult Times
January 16, 2022
In times like these with so much uncertainty, fear and suffering, how can we keep our center in a world that sometimes seems to be spinning out of control?
On Teachings and Teachers
March 17, 2018
People often ask about the importance (or not) of working closely with a teacher. One can benefit greatly from general meditation instruction, but personalised guidance from someone who knows you and your practice well can be deeply helpful. In this session, Martin speaks about approaching teachers for guidance and about the dynamics of the teacher-student…
The Spectrum of Awareness Practices
February 2, 2020
This session will explore different ways in which attention works and associated meditation practices: from focused awareness, to flexible awareness, to natural awareness. We’ll do a number of fun experiential practices in hopes of understanding a variety of ways to meditate and how we can refine our own practice. Diana draws from her latest…
Engaged Dharma and Systemic Change: A Dharma Inquiry into the Archetype of Spiritual Warrior
November 22, 2020
As engaged dharma increasingly shifts focus from palliative ministry to systemic change within our times of poly crises, what is Buddhist “Right Action?” This session explores Spiritual Warriorship as Dharma practice from within a Buddhist frame.