Tag: mindfulness

Practice Circle 9/23: Finding Your Mindfulness Bells

| September 20, 2018 | 1 Comment
Practice Circle 9/23: Finding Your Mindfulness Bells

When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday evening, September 23, at 6 pm Pacific, 7 Mountain, 8 Central and 9 Eastern time, we’ll explore ways to bring our mindfulness and compassion skills into every day life.  To prepare, I thought I’d share this article, which I originally wrote in 2014. Click here this Sunday evening […]

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9/9 Practice Circle: Loving Kindness

| September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
9/9 Practice Circle: Loving Kindness

When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday evening, September 9, at 6 Pacific, 7 Mountain, 8 Central, and 9 pm Eastern time, we’ll share one of the core practices of both Buddhism and secular mindfulness practice: metta, or loving kindness, meditation. To prepare, I thought I’d share this article I originally wrote in 2012. You’ll […]

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10/12 Practice Circle: Soften, Soothe, Allow

| August 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
10/12 Practice Circle: Soften, Soothe, Allow

How do we deal with truly difficult emotions when they arise in our daily life? Can we meet them without being overwhelmed or using distraction or numbing to avoid them? When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday evening at 6 Pacific, 7 Mountain, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll share another practice from Kristin Neff […]

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5/27 Practice Circle: The Five Hindrances, with Amy Balentine

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
5/27 Practice Circle: The Five Hindrances, with Amy Balentine

When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, May 27th, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 Mountain, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll explore the Five Hindrances in meditation practice. Click here to join our free video conference group Sunday night! We all experience obstacles or difficulties in meditation, which can lead to discouragement or a belief […]

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4/22 Practice Circle: Mindfulness of Dharmas

| April 20, 2018 | 2 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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Mindfulness of Dharmas, Part 2

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mindfulness of Dharmas, Part 2

Fourth and last of the foundations of mindfulness is Mindfulness of Dharmas. In this second half of our introduction, we will continue going through the practices involved in this foundation. In particular we will go through mindfulness of the factors of awakening, and of the Four Noble Truths in this video. Sutta mentioned: Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta […]

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Mindfulness of Dharmas, Part 1

| April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mindfulness of Dharmas, Part 1

Fourth and last of the foundations of mindfulness is Mindfulness of Dharmas. In this first part of two, we will discuss what dharmas mean in this context, and begin going through the practices involved in this foundation. In particular we will go through mindfulness of the hindrances, of the aggregates, and of the sense-spheres. Suttas […]

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