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    Yoga for Meditators Paid Member

    Buddhist practitioner and yoga teacher Cyndi Lee offers a five-minute yoga regimen to enhance meditation practice. Who can say which comes first - a balanced body or a spacious mind? Science acknowledges that consciousness is not limited to the brain but is everywhere in the body. So the path to both steadiness and ease is consciously to unite body and mind. At the same time that yoga practice cultivates the physical stamina for meditation - that’s where we get the steadiness - the practice of meditative awareness brings about ease of mind and heart. More »
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    May We All Be Happy Paid Member

    May all beings be happy. May they live in safety and joy. All living beings, Whether weak or strong, Tall, stout, average, or short, Seen or unseen, near or distant, Born or to be born, May they all be happy. - From the Metta Sutta, Sutta Nipata I.8 Metta, or lovingkindness, is one of the most important Buddhist practices. Simply stated, metta is the heartfelt wish for the well-being of oneself and others. When describing metta, the Buddha used the analogy of the care a� More »
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    As the Clouds Vanish Paid Member

    A father and his son speak on Dzogchen, called the Great Perfection in Tibetan Dharma More »
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    Breathing with Joseph Goldstein Paid Member

    We begin with breath, opening to the feeling or the sensation of each breath, each movement of the rise and fall or in and out, without any expectation of how any particular breath should be, not trying to force it into a particular pattern, not thinking that there should be any one kind of sensation. It is a settling back into each moment, with a great deal of care and precision, and being open to� More »
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    The Truth About Gossip Paid Member

    HAVE YOU EVER gossiped about someone, then regretted it for years, unable to apologize because you lost touch with the person? That's me. So Rosie Knox, wherever you are, I apologize for all the horrible things I said about you in sixth grade. And while I'm at it, I apologize to all the hundreds if not thousands of people I've hurt with selfish speech. And I apologize to myself for filling my mind with nasty… More »
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    Hot and Heavy, Cool and Light Paid Member

    Tonglen, literally “giving and taking,” is a Tibetan practice for cultivating compassion, the Mahayana path of the bodhisattva. The great master Atisha brought Tibetans this practice from India in the eleventh century. Tonglen reverses the pattern of self-cherishing that is the knot of our personal suffering. Using breathing as the basis, tonglen opens our hearts to those things we would rather avoid and encourages us to share what we would rather keep for ourselves. The… More »