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Realization

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 11

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Dreaming: Visualization I'm a believer in the power of dreaming to create the future you want. I think sometimes people look at my life and think ...

Is Mindfulness Enough?

Anthony Strano | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

Mindfulness and heartfulness catalyze a partnership of opposites. They integrate together meaningfully to effect a more functional quality to daily living.

The Fall... and the Rise After

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tarun Sakhrani

The surgery and downtime also made me think about and appreciate everything that I have. I have to be thankful for a lot in life, and sadly sometimes it is the most adverse situations that make you realize that -- but better late than never, I guess.

Pole Vaulting and Spiritual Knowing

Anthony Strano | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

One aim of meditation is to develop inner strength through attention to practice. Practice is to observe and to take the opportunity to transform knowledge into an experience that helps us in our daily life.

Seeking: Its Inherence, Beauty, and Pitfalls

Ellen Davis | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

That which is seen in that which is sought is one and the same as that which is seeing. That which is seen can only ever be seen by itself. If that which is seen by you was not awake in you, you would not be able to see, hear, or recognize what you see.

Recovering The Joy In Your Life

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Where has our joy gone? I have come to feel lately that joy is an expression of our own truest nature.

On The Road With Krishna Das

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

this week I'm on tour playing guitar with Krishna Das. Hanging with KD and the posse is always about dharma and music mixed together --- my favorite combo.

Stay on Your Cushion: The Importance of 'Hot' and 'Cool' Boredom During Meditation

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

For those who are beginning to explore meditation practice, allow yourself to actually experience this "hot boredom" and not just jump off the cushion when that kind of restlessness is experienced.

Meeting Our Minds: Is Meditation Practical?

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

We rarely if ever look at the "I" that's making our everyday assumptions. Our meditation practice, rather then being theoretical or metaphysical, is extremely personal and direct -- it's highly experiential.

Finding A Spiritual Teacher

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

It is essential that the teacher is thoroughly trained herself and completely personifies what is being presented. Sometimes the teachings at this level are called transmission or "ear whispered."

Meeting The Buddha Today

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

As we stumble through the fog of our sometimes overly discursive mind and say "I want to meet Buddha," if you shift that a little and say "I want to meet the awakened state of mind," then we have clarified what it is that we are looking for.

A Culture of Contribution

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

We are shifting from a global culture of consumers, whether for material wealth or power or spiritual states, to a culture of contribution.