Befriending Wisdom

Avi: Philosophy was my first contemplative practice, long before I’d ever heard about mindfulness. A philosopher is somebody who seeks philos (deep friendship) with sophia (wisdom). The philosopher’s method is to ask questions and develop reasoned explanations about things like, what am I? What should we do? What is true and how do we know it? The philosopher is somebody … Continued

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Mudita – Sympathetic Joy

DATE: June 12, 2017 TEACHER: Avi Craimer THEME: Joy MEDITATION: Mudita INTERACTIVE:  Laughter Avi: The other day Erin and I were talking about how it seems that anytime we focus on emotions in practice, we tend to dig into the heavy or darker stuff. Well, this week we’ll deliberately thwart that bias. In the mudita meditation we’ll … Continued

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Metta / Loving-Kindness

DATE: June 19, 2017 TEACHER: Avi Craimer and Michelle Leybman THEME: Relationship MEDITATION: Loving-Kindness INTERACTIVE: Inner Parts Dialogue Avi: This week I’m joined by psychologist and psychonaut Michelle Leybman. In the first half, we’ll be bringing loving-kindness to different strands of our personality. For the interactive, Michelle will be help us bring all those voices swirling around inside … Continued

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Bubbling Stream

DATE: July 31, 2017 TEACHER: Avi Craimer THEME: Feet MEDITATION: Bubbling Spring INTERACTIVE:  Reflexology Foot Path Avi: Tonight we’ll explore the wonderful world of feet. Human feet are marvels with huge numbers of nerve endings. This innate sensitivity is mostly deadened by our modern habit of walking in hard soled shoes.  In the meditation, we’ll focus … Continued

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The Story of Enlightenment

DATE: September 18 TEACHER: Avi Craimer THEME:  Enlightenment MEDITATION: The Adept INTERACTIVE: Stories of enlightenment Avi: Stories of enlightened masters,  sages, saints, and adepts, can be a form of spiritual transmission. For some, these narratives are a barrier as well, raising skepticism or triggering a painful sense of never being good enough. In this meditation, we’ll explore how a … Continued

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