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6/9 Practice Circle: Letting Go

In the Pali texts, Gotama teaches that one cause of our suffering is our inability to allow and accept our experience the way it is. Because we so desperately want conditions to be the way we want them, despite the realization (or perhaps because of it) that we can’t really control our circumstances in any…

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5/26 Practice Circle: New Attitudes of Mindfulness: Gratitude & Generosity

At Practice Circle, we have worked with Jon Kabat Zinn’s Seven Attitudes of Mindfulness: Acceptance, Nonjudging, Nonstriving, Letting Go, Patience, Humor, Trust, and Beginner’s Mind.  In their terrific training manual for mindfulness teachers, A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness, Christina Wolf and J. Greg Serpa add three more: Curiosity, Kindness, and Gratitude and Generosity.  When Practice…

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Practice Circle 5/12: New Attitudes of Mindfulness: Kindness

At Practice Circle, we have worked with Jon Kabat Zinn’s Seven Attitudes of Mindfulness: Acceptance, Nonjudging, Nonstriving, Letting Go, Patience, Humor, Trust, and Beginner’s Mind.  In their terrific training manual for mindfulness teachers, A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness, Christina Wolf and J. Greg Serpa add three more: Curiosity, Kindness, and Gratitude and Generosity.  When…

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What Isn’t Meditation

We hear lots of different things called “meditative” in daily life. But are they really meditation in the Buddhist sense of the term? We will look at several of these and see how they stack up, and then turn to a passage from the early texts that may help illuminate the problem. This will be…

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Episode 309 :: Toni Bernhard :: How To Be Sick Revised and Updated

Toni Bernhard Toni Bernhard joins us to speak about the updated and revised edition of her book How To Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers. Hi, everyone. Before we begin today’s episode, I would like to mention that this podcast and the supporting website, discussion forums, our live, online…

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Practice Circle 4/28: Mindful Self Compassion

We’re fortunate this Sunday evening to have Amy Balentine lead us in Mindful Self Compassion practice!  Beside being the principal of the Memphis Center for Mindful Living, Amy is also an SBA board member, and has recently been trained in MSC. Amy Balentine has been a licensed psychologist in Memphis since 2004. She grew up…

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Episode 308 :: Blair Hurley :: Buddhist Fiction The Devoted

Blair Hurley Blair Hurley joins us to speak about her new Buddhist fiction book, The Devoted. I know that many of you listening are avid readers, and have sometimes asked about Buddhist fiction. We’ve not had a lot of those interviews on the podcast because it’s not a particularly large portion of fiction writing, but…

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Practice Circle 4/14: New Attitudes of Mindfulness: Curiosity 

At Practice Circle, we have worked with Jon Kabat Zinn’s Seven Attitudes of Mindfulness: Acceptance, Nonjudging, Nonstriving, Letting Go, Patience, Humor, Trust, and Beginner’s Mind.  In their terrific training manual for mindfulness teachers, A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness, Christina Wolf and J. Greg Serpa add three more: Curiosity, Kindness, and Gratitude and Generosity.  Over…

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