Meditation On Lovingkindness

Meditation On Lovingkindness

May I be filled with lovingkindness “I am larger, better than I thought; I did not know I held so much goodness.” – Walt Whitman This meditation uses words, images, and feelings to evoke a lovingkindness and friendliness toward oneself and others. With each recitation...
A Mind Like Sky

A Mind Like Sky

Meditation comes alive through a growing capacity to release our habitual entanglement in the stories and plans, conflicts and worries that make up the small sense of self, and to rest in awareness. In meditation we do this simply by acknowledging the moment-to-moment...
Practice: Seeing from the Universal Perspective

Practice: Seeing from the Universal Perspective

Buddhist psychology is filled with practices that shift us to the universal perspective. These include contemplations on the vastness of time, the cycles of impermanence, the mysterious inevitability of your own death, the boundlessness of love. Here is one way to...
Practice: Meeting Difficulty with Wise Intention

Practice: Meeting Difficulty with Wise Intention

Pick a situation of difficulty or conflict with others.  Reflect on your last encounters and on the motivation from which you operated.  How did this work?  Now imagine you can bring the highest possible intentions to your next encounter.  Take a moment to reflect. ...
Practice: Recognizing Our Mental States

Practice: Recognizing Our Mental States

You can begin to study the effects of the states of mind that fill your days.  To start, it helps to become deliberately aware of the states that arise on your difficult days, days where you are caught up in problems, conflict, unhappiness.  Instead of ignoring,...

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