Samadhi Cushions and Store: Meditation cushions and benches made here in Vermont. A nonprofit carrying incense, gongs, books, cds, and other meditation supplies.
1 commentIn the Spring 2010 issue of Tricycle, Alexander Sharkey wrote a profile of Vinny Ferraro, an ex-convict and recovering drug addict who now works as the teacher-training director of the Mind Body Awareness Project (MBA) in Oakland, California. In Sharkey's piece, "The Heartful Dodger," Vinny talks about leading MBA's Challenge Day—a mindfulness-based program that introduces kids to mindfulness exercises in order to open them up to their own "thoughts, fears, prejudices, and vulnerabilities"—and how he works with kids to help them find freedom beyond conditions: All my work revolves around the same conversation. What is freedom beyond conditions? Beyond this school, this prison, this hood, whatever your conditions are. Do your conditions lead inevitably to suffering? No, they don't. Only a being's perspective leads to suffering. More »