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4/22 Practice Circle: Mindfulness of Dharmas

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
4/22 Practice Circle: Mindfulness of Dharmas

When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, April 8, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll conclude our four-part examination of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness by examining the Fourth Foundation, mindfulness of dharmas. The word dharma, or dhamma in Pali, has a number of meanings, but in this instance it refers […]

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4/8 Practice Circle: Mindfulness of Mind

| April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
4/8 Practice Circle: Mindfulness of Mind

I’ve been reading Beth Ann Mulligan’s The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness, which is impressive for the way she uses anecdotes from her secular MBSR course to illustrate basic Buddhist principles. In that spirit, when Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, April 8, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll continue our four-part […]

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3/25 Practice Circle: Mindfulness of Feelings

| March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
3/25 Practice Circle: Mindfulness of Feelings

I’ve been reading Beth Ann Mulligan’s The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness, which is impressive for the way she uses anecdotes from her secular MBSR course to illustrate basic Buddhist principles. In that spirit, when Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, March 25, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll continue our four-part […]

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3/11 Practice Circle: Mindfulness of the Body

| March 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
3/11 Practice Circle: Mindfulness of the Body

I’ve been reading Beth Ann Mulligan’s “The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness,” which is impressive for the way she uses anecdotes from her secular MBSR course to illustrate basic Buddhist principles. In that spirit, when Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, March 11, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll begin a four-part […]

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The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness: A Review

| March 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness:  A Review

One of the most common misunderstandings about MBSR and the other mindfulness-based interventions is that they consist of meditation techniques that have somehow been extracted or divorced from their original context in traditional Buddhism. From this standpoint, critics have referred to mindfulness as “Buddhism lite,” as a simple gimmick to reduce stress and, therefore, a […]

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2/25 Practice Circle: Mindfulness of Movement and Breath

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
2/25 Practice Circle: Mindfulness of Movement and Breath

Click Here at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, February 25th to Join the Live Session. During January and February, Practice Circle will be aligned with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Live program offered by Ted Meissner and Amy Balentine. There may be people from that class joining Practice Circle as an additional opportunity to […]

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A “Re~Collection” on Building, Renewing, and Sustaining Sanghas – (reposted from “Secular Buddhism in Aotearoa New Zealand” blog)

| February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
A “Re~Collection” on Building, Renewing, and Sustaining Sanghas – (reposted from “Secular Buddhism in Aotearoa New Zealand” blog)

“It can be said that a Sangha is like a projection of its individual members. There cannot be healthy relationships with others if “the self” is not known, accepted, and sustained. So do that internal work first. Then if and only if new relationships are actually desirable, try out some of what is suggested here…. […]

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