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 [...]

Mindful Mothering

August 28th, 2018|

Guest blog contributed by Lacey Melguizo:I began my practice of mindful mothering in 2012, my youngest was almost one and my oldest was three and a half.  Life was a little different back then, my littles required more of me [...]

Why Meditate on Mind Oasis?

August 15th, 2018|

1) Mind Oasis makes meditation accessible to everyone through live, interactive online classes. It’s convenient, simple, affordable and led by friendly, relatable teachers, and it can spark significant positive changes in your life.2) You can participate in a Mind Oasis [...]

Top Three Misconceptions About Meditation

August 15th, 2018|

1. You have to be able to stop all your thoughts to be a good meditator. “The practice is to train in not following the thoughts, not in getting rid of them altogether. That would be impossible.” - Pema ChodronMany new [...]