Jeff: One of my favourite life and meditation practices is called “practice enlightenment.” It comes by way of Dogen, the famous Japanese founder of Soto Zen, and is a kind of antidote to spiritual striving. What if you were already exactly where you needed to be? In this way, we practice our own “enlightenment,” moment by … Continued
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Oliver and Luke: We’ll first speak about our journey in learning about Marshall Rosenberg’s work in non-violent communication. Oliver will then lead us through a guided practice that invites us to listen to our inner dialogue, employ our inner giraffe-ness (this will make more sense in the class…. SO COME JOIN US!!), and attempt to … Continued
Erin: In the (relative) silence and stillness of meditation, we can catch a break from the distracting busy of our everyday lives, tune into ourselves and just be. That’ll be the spirit of tonight’s sit, noticing how freedom from the habitual helps us recharge and reflect. Over time, practice also can loosen up the threads of … Continued
James: When we were carving up the CEC pie, trying to embody the spirit that kept us coming back to our practice, we wanted to both capture the essential and be intentional with how we placed it during the year. As we marched down the calendar, approached its end, after so much attention to practice, mindfulness … Continued
James and Erin: To shore up our resources for the upcoming holiday season and take a break from the consumer frenzy it can bring, we’ll take a look inside to see if what we truly desire has been there all along.