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Cyndi Lee

Conversation with Cyndi Lee on 'Integrating Your Self'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Do you ever feel like you're running around like a chicken with its head cut off? How can you integrate the various pieces of yourself together? Be inspired by my conversation with Cyndi Lee on "integrating your self."

7 Ways To Transform Your Life: From 7 Expert Yogis

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

I recently attended Omega's 2012 Being Yoga Conference Retreat at their beautiful Rhinebeck, N.Y. campus. This conference attracted me because I was interested in how the concept of "being yoga" can apply to personal transformation for the everyday person -- not just the avid yogi.

Modern Buddhism: Language and Culture in a Shrinking World

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Language is translatable but we also have to be aware of the subtle shades of meaning, beyond literal translation, that cultural settings impart.

What Is Karma to a Buddhist?

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Lately I've been having an ongoing discussion with students regarding the Buddhist idea of karma. It's a complex and multi-faceted subject. I've foun...

Gradual Versus Sudden Enlightenment

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

In training ourselves through meditation, it is very practical to start with mindfulness practice to pull the mind in from a habitual state of distraction into a focused and clear state.

A Buddhist Sleep Lesson: Awakening From The Day Dream

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

I wanted to jump in and participate in the ongoing discussion of sleep, but what I came up with, after contemplating the whole topic for some time, was to look further into what it means to actually be awake.

What's Keeping Us From The Cushion?

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

I think it's fair to ask ourselves early on, why are we afraid of just sitting still? Why are we terrified of that?Actually it's for you to find out. But I would like to suggest the possibility that we are afraid of ourselves.

Yoga: Drip, Drip, The Bucket Fills

Cyndi Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cyndi Lee

My teacher, Gelek Rimpoche, always says -- "Drip, drip, drip, the bucket fills." He means that if we meditate a little bit everyday, eventually our mind and heart shift toward more kindness and clarity.

Tiger Woods, Buddhism And Redemption

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

It occurred to me that many folks here in the West may not really know much about the Buddhist tradition and what it has to say about redemption, salvation, or anything else for that matter.

How Not To Get Fat This Christmas

Cyndi Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cyndi Lee

I've applied what I know from my asana, meditation and breathing practices to my life. If you follow these seven tips you gain the sense of control and confidence you need to Not Get Fat This Christmas:

Why Meditate? -- Words Do Not Cook Rice

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Without a clear view of the whole process of meditation, it's possible to just roam and fumble around for decades or lifetimes for that matter.

Taking Your Seat: Simple Meditation Instructions For Ordinary People

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

The benefit to meditation is that we become more synchronized in body and mind and begin to relate to our world in a less distracted and more wakeful way.

Art of Attention: How Has Yoga Influenced You?

Elena Brower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

When we're attentive, our interior environment resonates as easeful exterior experiences.