Meditation

A Simple, Five-Minute Meditation to Get Your Day Off to a Chill, Centered Start

Got five minutes tomorrow morning? You can make a profound difference in the flow of your day with this simple, timesaving meditation technique. Before you eat breakfast, splash your face with tepid water to wake up; follow that with a couple of good stretches. Once you’re feeling awake and the blood is flowing throughout your

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Watering the Seeds of Enlightenment

Partisan political wrangling, hegemonic religious claims, and exclusive ideologies of all kinds are often invitations to psychic or even physical violence. Based often on faulty reasoning and misperceptions, their exclusivity and the tribalism this encourages tend to foster “us versus them” thinking; sometimes this takes extreme and virulent forms. The yoga mat, the meditation cushion,

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Useful Gathas for Meditation Practice, Freely Adapted from Thich Nhat Hahn

(And a few thoughts of my own!) Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out. Breathing in, I know this is my in-breath. Breathing out, I know this is my out-breath. Breathing in, I notice my in-breath is becoming deeper. Breathing out, I notice my out-breath is

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Focusing

Which Method Is Best for You? Focusing is about reducing the number of things in our field of view and concentrating on a single topic. It’s essential for emotional balance; these days we all have countless things all clamoring for our attention at the same time. As a result, we can wind up feeling scattered

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