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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The Magic of Non-Resistance

Laurie: We’re often told to let go of our worries, our stress, our attachments. But how to do that? Paradoxically, the way to let go is to let it in. If you stop resisting and allow yourself to fully experience the moment, it can pass right through. The key is your intention. Welcome what’s here, befriend … Continued

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Now

Kevin: Tonight we’ll explore the paradox of ‘Now’! On the one hand, Now is timeless; it has no duration (how long is now?). And yet ‘Now’ is all there ever is; it is eternal. Everything is only ever happening Now! But rather than trying to make sense of this conceptually, we’ll attune to the taste of … Continued

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Sisyphus

Pamela: We will explore the myth of Sisyphus in all of its absurdity, inspired by Camus–the body won’t know the difference. This practice might be incredibly infuriating if you are in it to win it. This is an invitation to come with a sense of play :)

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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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