Meditation and mindfulness are like dance-partners. They each support the other gracefully. There are two types of meditation: focused (shamatha) and contemplative (analytical). Focused meditation also is translated as calm abiding, concentration, and single-pointed meditation. […]
Mindfulness is now a household term yet most people do not know what it means. This is bolstered by the fact that different experts define it differently. The Tibetan word is ‘tenpa,’ which can also […]
Cultivate a life of awareness. Rather than being reactive, be introspective. At the same time be spontaneous and natural. This spontaneity comes with cultivating awareness. Drop into the present moment as much as possible. Gradually […]
When we practice awareness of the present moment, slowly shift that awareness to awareness itself. The awareness of itself is awareness of the mind; not the superficial chatter, but the deeper stillness.
Gaining mastery over our destructive propensities, through the exercise of awareness and self-discipline with regard to our body, speech, and mind, frees us from the inner turmoil that naturally arises when our behavior is at […]
So much of our mental pain and anguish stems from our almost obsessive clinging to the person we think we are. This leads to so much disappointment, disillusionment, and worse. When was the last time […]
Modern pushes us on to a producing and consuming treadmill. We become part of the machine and lose connection with ourselves. Daily life saps our energy and eats up our time for awareness and mindfulness. […]