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Meditation Month, Day 27: Drowsiness

I am very good at falling asleep. This is probably because I am almost always tired. And I’m never more tired than when I meditate. Especially if I meditate at the end of the day, I’m so excited to have 5 or 10 (or if I’m lucky, 20) minutes of nonactivity that I’m immediately in […]

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Tricycle Pilgrimage to India – Report from Rajgir

This post contains images. View them now Our time in Sarnath was brought to a close after a visit to the outstanding archeological museum and the Alice Project, a not-for-profit school that incorporates meditation from a variety of religious traditions into its curriculum and Buddhist understandings of the mind into its teaching methods. The Project […]

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Lovingkindness Begins at Home

One way to develop metta (lovingkindness) within us is through the following meditation practice, which we start by extending loving feelings toward ourselves. It’s very simple: At first, sit in some comfortable position, and keeping an image or felt sense of yourself in mind, slowly repeat phrases of lovingkindness for yourself: May I be happy, […]

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What is Mindful Eating?

Mindful eating is a practice that engages all parts of us—our body, our heart, and our mind—in choosing, preparing, and eating food. It immerses us in the colors, textures, scents, tastes, and even sounds of drinking and eating. It allows us to be curious and even playful as we investigate our responses to food and […]

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