Practice Circle: Getting Stuck

For Practice Circle this coming Sunday the 25th of August, we’ll explore experiences of getting stuck, what they’re like, and ways in which our practice can help us get un-stuck. To join us, learn more on the Practice Circle web page.

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Mindfulness Meditation, Meaningful Distraction, and an MRI

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In a TV commercial a mom is sitting alone in a room, meditating, and children noises from nearby are getting louder and louder. Suddenly she screams, “Shut up! I’m trying to meditate!” It’s a common misconception that you need a quiet place without distraction to meditate, or that distraction is something we are never supposed…

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8/11 Practice Circle: Compassion for Ourselves and the World

The key to compassion, either for ourselves or for others, is the understanding that suffering is something we share.  It may be easy to grasp intellectually that all sentient beings experience suffering, but this insight is also deeply counter-intuitive.  When I am in pain, that suffering is mine, part of a drama that is bound…

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