The Future is a Specter

Seishin: Is tomorrow real? Is next week a state of mind? Of course it’s important to know how to plan and create helpful narratives of our lives, but what is the relationship between this moment right now and this nebulous, imaginary future? How is it that right here, right now, is the thing that brings forth … Continued

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To Surrender Is To Finally Live

Seishin: Acceptance is not about going along or tolerating. Surrender is not about giving up or abdicating. This is about life. How do we finally stop resisting the life that’s in front of us and step into its full vibrant aliveness, messiness and all? In tonight’s meditation we will look at how to practically step into … Continued

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Energy and Calm

Seishin: Some meditation techniques instruct us to only observe the breath or body without changing it. In today’s meditation we’ll do something different — we’ll cultivate a breath and body that is simultaneously energetic and calm. In this exploration, we see how these seemingly paradoxically opposite aspects are not only compatible, but actually support each other … Continued

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Meditate with the Body, not with the Mind

Seishin: When my teacher, a Zen monk, returned to the USA after training in Japan, he was surprised to see that meditation was being taught as something you do with the mind. At his monastery, he was taught it is something you do with the body — the mind just naturally ends up following. In this … Continued

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