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Walking Meditation

With walking meditation, you get the benefits of exercise and meditation. Some benefits of exercise include: Improved...

Priceless

When pain comes and the body fails, most would spend all they had for a cure. When a child or loved one is sick and suffering, most would...

Preliminaries

How we approach our meditation practice matters and is a practice in itself. Preliminaries are to meditation what stretches are to...

Resources

There are many paths to peace. Meditation is one path. The general recommendation is 20 minutes once or twice a day (usually at a set...

Radical Responsibility

Assuming radical responsibility for our thoughts, words, and deeds is one of the commitments practitioners resolve to keep. It is a...

Peace Pilgrim

Two years ago, I flew to Aruba to conduct an experiment. For 3 days, I wanted to follow the example of Mildred Lisette Norman, better...

When S*** Happens

I began the day, as I always do, with breath work and meditation to calibrate the mind. It's a proactive approach to managing any...

Book Recommendations

I am regularly asked for book recommendations on meditation and well-being. I present a shortlist here. A few caveats are in order: 1. On...

Counting

Counting breaths is an effective meditation technique. It is especially useful when the mind is agitated, anxious, or stressed. Why?...

The Practicality of Practice

I returned from a 4 day kayaking trip around the Elizabethan Islands. Kayaking, for me, is deeply spiritual and affirms the practicality...

Yuck!

A large house fly buzzes around the room, touching down vertically on the window screen. I approach slowly and open it. The fly scuttles...

Deep Breathing

I breathe out long into the shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute. I take about 5 breaths per minute, transforming breath into...

Purpose

In 2014, George Floyd moved from Houston to Minneapolis. “He was looking to start over fresh, a new beginning,” said a friend. On May 25,...

Compassion Practice

I came across 2 troubling reports Tuesday morning. Video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinning his knee against the neck of...

Create!

The creative force that gave birth to the Universe, to all that is seen and unseen, animates each of us. We are part of something vast...

The Master Teacher

Life is a Master Teacher. The curriculum for each is personalized. COVID is a pop quiz few of us studied for. Most of what you learned in...

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