Mindfulness

  • Faith in Technology: Are Buddhism and meditation the same thing? Paid Member

    If you read just one article in the current issue of Tricycle, make it "Living Buddhism" by Dharmavidya David Brazier.* The author raises serious questions about Buddhist practice in the West. In adopting a technological model of Buddhist practice do we risk isolating meditation techniques from a bigger picture? Are we reinforcing the very isolation and self-absorption that it is the job of Buddhism, and religion in general, to counter? Here's an excerpt from the article: More »
  • Mindfulness Exercise: Gratitude for the Body Paid Member

    We are currently reading Jan Chozen Bays's How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness at the Tricycle Book Club. Each week in November, Bays will present us with a new mindfulness exercise that relates to the theme of gratitude. The third exercise is posted below. Give it a try and then join us at the discussion to tell us how it goes. Pick up a copy of the book here.Mindfulness Exercise #3: Gratitude for the BodyThe Exercise More »
  • Deeper Lessons: The Great Earth Beneath You Paid Member

    We're reading Jan Chozen Bays's How to Train a Wild Elephant at the Tricycle Book Club. At the beginning of this week we posted one of the mindfulness practices from the book, "The Great Earth Beneath You," and today we're following-up with the "Deeper Lessons" to be learned from that exercise. If you have questions or comments for Jan Chozen Bays please join the discussion!Deeper Lessons More »
  • Mindfulness Exercise: The Great Earth Beneath You Paid Member

    We are currently reading Jan Chozen Bays's How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness at the Tricycle Book Club. Each week in November, Bays will present us with a new mindfulness exercise that relates to the theme of gratitude. The second exercise is posted below. Give it a try and then join us at the discussion to tell us how it goes. Pick up a copy of the book here.Mindfulness Exercise # 2: The Great Earth Beneath YouThe ExerciseAs often as possible, during the day, become aware of the great earth beneath you. When you are not outside, you can use your imagination to “feel” the earth beneath the sidewalk or the floor.Reminding yourself More »
  • Deeper Lessons: Gratitude at the End of the Day Paid Member

    We're reading Jan Chozen Bays's How to Train a Wild Elephant at the Tricycle Book Club. At the beginning of this week we posted one of the mindfulness practices from the book, "Gratitude at the End of the Day," and today we're following-up with the "Deeper Lessons" to be learned from that exercise. If you have questions or comments for Jan Chozen Bays please join the discussion!Deeper Lessons More »
  • Mindfulness Exercise: Gratitude at the End of the Day Paid Member

    We are currently reading Jan Chozen Bays's How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness at the Tricycle Book Club. Each week in November, Bays will present us with a new mindfulness exercise that relates to the theme of gratitude. The first exercise is posted below. Give it a try and then join us at the discussion to tell us how it goes. Pick up a copy of the book here. Mindfulness Exercise # 1: Gratitude at the End of the DayThe ExerciseAt the end of the day, write a list of at least five things that happened during the day that you are grateful for.  At the end of the week, read it out loud to a friend, partner or mindfulness companion.Reminding yourself More »