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  • Extend lovingkindness to all beings

    Extending Care to All through Lovingkindess

    Please join me in extending care and a felt current of blessing to all beings through the powerful practice of lovingkindness meditation. This guided meditation is one of my most popular meditations on Insight Timer and I am always delighted by how people respond to it when I share it with them at workshops and […]

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  • Self Care in a time of turmoil

    Being a Feeling, Thinking Person in a Time of Turmoil

    This is a difficult time to be a human being. It seems that many of our basic assumptions about life are up for re-evaluation. Is our government to be trusted? Are the police to be trusted? Are my neighbors and fellow citizens sane? What about those distant (or not so distant) family members that voted […]

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  • Contemplation

    Prayer: a Distraction from the Intimate Embrace?

    I’ve given several talks on prayer and meditation this year. And as I prepared for a recent talk I felt that I wanted to add a preface to my remarks. I have been practicing Centering Prayer on and off since the late 1990’s. It is a dear practice to me, but over the years my […]

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  • Coaching

    Mindfulness Saved My Life

    Mindfulness Saved My Life (Again) It’s a few minutes before 10pm and all the parking spaces in front of my condo are taken. I drive around the block and park two blocks away. Getting out of the car, I dissolve into the quiet evening air. I smile at the stars above and begin walking home. […]

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    Meditating with Flowers

    I spent a day with Lama Surya Das last month. He is sharing his new book, “Make Me One with Everything,” and I was impressed by his interest in teaching us “non-practices,” things we are already doing that can be considered practices. He is suggesting we practice mediation with nature, with people, with every opportunity […]

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    Resolutions from the Heart

    This year, I want to spend more time on what really brings me joy and on projects that are so exciting they terrify me. I’m going to “go for the jugular,” as Natalie Goldberg puts it in her coaching to writers, by pursuing ideas that are so terrifyingly good that I get a simultaneous “I […]

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