Transform Your Quarantine into Retreat

April 2nd, 2020|

By Allison Joy Philips Community Meditation Teacher “When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, [...]

The Preliminaries: Limiting Stimulation

March 23rd, 2020|

By Nick Community Meditation Teacher Meditation forums are full of questions like the following: “Hi, I’m so, so struggling with meditation, should I continue or just stop for a while? Would it be any better?” When pressed to explain what [...]

Why Meditation Can Be Helpful in These Times

March 19th, 2020|

By Karuna Community Meditation Senior Teacher and Founder of Mind Oasis Meditation practices invite us into the present moment. When crisis strikes, and particularly when that crisis is tinged with the unknown (which is certainly the case with Covid-19), our [...]

Social Distancing and the Power of Virtual Communities

March 16th, 2020|

By Ruth Tsuria Community Meditation Senior Teacher During the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries have sent their citizens to partial or full quarantine. In the USA, people have been referring to this practice as “social distancing” – basically, staying away from [...]

Hacking the Meditation Habit

January 6th, 2020|

By Anne McCready Heinen Community Meditation Senior Teacher Neurobehavioral research shows all kinds of great ways to start and stick with a new habit. But do these techniques work for meditation? The short answer: Yes! In addition to looking to [...]

Celebrating Lama Marut ~ Brian K. Smith

October 26th, 2019|

  On October 19, 2019, dear spiritual teacher, husband, father and friend Brian Kelley Smith (a.k.a Lama Marut) passed away in his countryside home in East Gippsland, Australia, where he lived with his beloved wife, Cindy Lee. He was 66 [...]

Nurturing Loyalty to Yourself

October 4th, 2019|

Pema Chodron writes in the Introduction of her book, “How to Meditate,” how a meditation practice nurtures five qualities that come forth as we consistently sit and practice. 1) “cultivating and nurturing steadfastness with ourselves” 2) “clear seeing” 3) “the [...]

What’s Your Superhero Power?

July 13th, 2019|

Image by @NicoleHeere I was recently listening to NPR and they were interviewing Lulu Wang about her film, “The Farewell.” Something Wang said struck such a cord in me. She was talking about how one of the actresses had [...]

Alignment On Your Cushion and In Your Life

June 24th, 2019|

After a lot of listening and contemplation, I’ve come to believe that alignment is one of the most accessible doors into living a fully awakened, vivid, and joyful life. When we are out of alignment in some way – whether [...]