28-Day Meditation Challenge: Day 28, Keep It Going

February 28, 2012 § 1 Comment

As we come to the end of February and the end of the 28-Day Meditation Challenge I am thinking about techniques to keep the practice going and alive in our daily lives.  As Sharon Salzberg writes in the final chapter Keeping the Practice Going the main point is “just put your body there”.  Assuming the meditation posture, upright, heart lifted, sits bones grounded, relaxed and alert, is often the most challenging aspect of a regular practice.  But once you’re there, the rest just flows.  « Read the rest of this entry »

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#OccupySamsara: The Power of Practice

January 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

The news about neural plasticity, the ability of the human brain to develop new neural pathways through repetition, is quite encouraging.  It affirms what the old yogis and meditation masters have been saying about the nature of the mind for thousands of years.  « Read the rest of this entry »

Rehabilitation of a Yogi: Making Sense of Enlightenment

August 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hey, anyone feel like getting enlightened today? Heard about it, want to give it a shot?  Try it out?  I say, go for it.  Not me, though.  Not this morning.  « Read the rest of this entry »

Rehabilitation of a Yogi: Fantasy vs. Reality

May 24, 2011 § 1 Comment

Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning, waters rising and I’m flailing about, working so hard to keep my head above water.  Feeling overwhelmed.  Anxiety.  Excitement.  Fear.  Aggravation.  The future is one big unknown.  « Read the rest of this entry »

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