Facing the Snarls in Our Culture

Avi: A number of times at CEC, we’ve explored a compassion practice where we open to the many circles of our friends, relations, and ancestors, drawing on their lineage and support. Tonight we’ll begin with this connecting to the strength in our network of relationships past and present. Then we’ll go a step further, extending our … Continued

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Biorhythms

Avi: One thing we learn from nature is the idea of cycles. In tonight’s meditation we’ll investigate the cyclical nature of breath and see if we can experience this and other rhythms of our body as a natural landscape.

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Cultivating Compassion

Avi: Many of us are deeply concerned right now about the vulnerable people in our life and in our community, those who are the hardest hit by the pandemic. Tonight’s practices will work to generate compassion for all those who are suffering, sending our caring intentions far and wide.

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Dialectical Integration

Avi: Dialectical integration happens when we hold different poles of our experience in our awareness until we understand the larger, meaningful whole of which they are parts. In tonight’s meditation we concentrate attention on an integrative concept such as “wholeness” while allowing our awareness to embrace multiple fields of meaning and perception.

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Places of Binding

Avi: It’s a spiritual cliché that we hold our issues in our tissues. Well, it’s a cliché for a reason. In tonight’s meditation we’ll notice where unconscious parts are hiding out in our body and work with attentional techniques to begin to break apart our defensive holding patterns.

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