Four Directions

Erin: This is one of the first meditations I ever did, on a field trip to the woods with my alternative high school. Often invoked to begin ceremonies, the directions are associated with elements, seasons, stages of life, animals, and emotions. In this sit, we’ll move our bodies (and/or our awareness) to face each direction and notice … Continued

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Somebody, Nobody, Everybody

Jeff:  Life is short, so let’s get cosmic. There’s meditating, there’s getting a bit more calm, a bit more centred, a bit more perspective. And it’s good. These are the rational benefits, much discussed by self-help books and social scientists and corporate HR departments. You could say meditation helps us become a better somebody: Level One. But there … Continued

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Growing Our Power

Erin: How does meditation help create the conditions for empowerment? In my thinking, our inner power is best cultivated in the soil of freedom, safety and understanding. Tonight’s meditation will tap into techniques that boost those qualities in our experience, first individually then collectively.

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Trauma-Sensitive Styles

Erin: Since much of my own dysregulation stems from trauma, the best way I’ve found to regulate myself in troubled times involves a trauma-sensitive approach. In tonight’s meditation, we’ll explore ways to shore ourselves up and calm ourselves down using breath, touch, and pendulation between inner and outer experience.

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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Erin: Duran Duran were hungry like the wolf, Neutral Milk Hotel communed with the king of carrot flowers, and Simon and Garfunkel were both a rock and an island! We humans contain multitudes. This meditation will tap into the aspects of animal, vegetable and mineral embedded within to help us connect to all matter and all that matters.

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