Finding Peace

“Peace is every step.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh Erin: Where does peace live in our experience? Can we find it, cultivate it, nurture its growth? This meditation will have us looking for peace in each step, breath, thought and sensation in the hope of coming to embody more and more this precious quality.

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Grasping vs. Accepting

Jeff (and Erin): I’ve always thought the opposite of acceptance was resistance. And I’ve got plenty of that. But lately I’ve been tuning into a different way we don’t allow what’s happening, and that is by grasping or holding on. It’s a big theme in Buddhism obviously, but it has never been a big theme in … Continued

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Running to Stand Still

Erin: Getting to an “effortlessly mindful” state seems to require a whole lotta work. You have to practice regularly, building concentration and developing awareness until you drop into a clear, present equanimous state. Then you chill there for a while, thinking the work’s all done, until fuzziness and reactivity seep in and it’s back to the … Continued

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Safety Nets and Security Blankets

Erin: A sense of safety is integral to our ability to regulate ourselves. How do we cultivate a feeling of safety in our experience? Taking inspiration from childhood security blankets and circus safety nets, this meditation will explore places to hold our attention that can shore up our sense of safety and help those hypervigilant nervous … Continued

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Friending Inner Demons

Erin: We’re going to get up close and personal with our inner stuck places in this meditation, giving them shape and voice. Inspired by the Tibetan practice Chöd, we’ll try to listen to our bodies in a new way, and maybe get a clue about what they need to get free.

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