Whoosh… and just like that we are officially in spring. It’s crazy how everything is always changing ALL THE TIME. And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING. This concept of change is exactly what I spent 3 days pondering at my “refresher” Vipassana course out in beautiful North Fork, California. I put the word refresher in quotes because technically that’s what these short courses are meant to be, a little re-charge for old students that have done the 10-day course previously. In my case it was a combination of “shocker” and “re-fresher”. Shocker because I quickly realized how muchContinue Reading >>
Mindfulness is finally getting its turn in the spotlight and rightly so, check out this latest Times article. The practice of turning inwards and working out the mind with a few minutes of silence is proving to have profound affects on the mind, body, and emotions. As with many activities, training mind in a group setting provides support and creates and energetic force field that enhances the experience. With that being said I’m excited to announce my new class and project, Mindful Mala. Mala is a sanskrit word meaning “garland” and is commonly used to describe a string of 108Continue Reading >>
Did you get caught in the rain this weekend?! I know I did, and it was reminder that fall is in the air. Yes, my friends… Summer has officially come to an end with today (September 22) marking the first day of Fall.We all know what that means… season premiers, football, and pumpkin pie! As a kid I used to dread Fall sinceit meant “back to school” as an adult however I’ve grown to appreciate the nourishment of this harvest season. As you know from my seasonal newsletters and articles I’m always learning from the greatest teacher of all… NATURE.Continue Reading >>
To meditate is to have focused attention. There are many paths to obtaining and exercising focused attention ranging from chanting, moving, gazing, visualization, breathing and more. For the purpose of this article we will talk about breath focused meditation but keep in mind that is only one of many methods.
Whether you know it or not at some point in your life you have “meditated”, you have focused intently on something, you have been so consumed by the present moment that all other thoughts seem to cease, you have sat in silence staring at the wall noticing the thoughts in your mind and therefore you have meditated.