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What is Buddhist Yoga?
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What is Buddhist Yoga?

“It is just within this 'fathom long' body endowed with perception and cognition that there is the world, the origin of the world, the cessation of the world, and the way leading to the cessation of the world.” Rohitassasutta, SN 2.26 A…
what moves you
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What moves you?

To paraphrase the great German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, it’s what moves us that really matters. And still, we so often get preoccupied with the ‘how’. Because the ‘What moves you?’ question is complicated, personal,…
The Tree Dharma Seals, Five Skandhas, Consciousness, and Karma, Perspectives on Mindfulness, Four Sublime Abodes and Chan Buddhism
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Protected: Chan Buddhism, Audio Lectures on Buddhism

From the ‘Lectures on Buddhism’ series with David Listen, Buddhist teacher and life mentor from NYC. Chan Buddhism, Simplifying and Synthesizing Part 1     Chan Buddhism, Simplifying and Synthesizing Part 2     Recorded…
Dhyana Paramita
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Having a smooth ride – the Paramita of Meditation

The fifth paramita in our six part series, Dhyana Paramita, is about staying steady and focused no matter what life throws at us. The first time I tried bouldering I felt tense and on edge. I struggled to trust I would be okay if I fell. Worried…
Walk Slowly

Walk Slowly, by Danna Faulds

 It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection. The harsh voice of judgment drops to a whisper and I remember again that life isn’t a relay…
being mindful
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The Quest for Mindfulness: The Art of Being Mindful Seaweed

I forgot to wear my contacts to class. What does that mean? It means that I can either rock my giant Woody Allen-esque glasses and enjoy them slipping off my face every time I’m in downward facing dog or I accept that its blind yoga for today.…
mindfulness meditation
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The Quest for Mindfulness: CLICK, CLICK, CLICK

I sometimes forget when I head to yoga practice on Thursdays after work that I am not just rushing to do my asanas but to understand my mind a bit more.  I sometimes struggle with breath-focused seated  meditation,  so it was a welcome…