Day 311 – Highs and Lows

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Zencast 308 – Bodhisattva Skillful attitudes of mind are the key to facing potentially explosive situations and the ongoing highs and lows of life and practice. In fact, recognizing these attitudes and cultivating their antidotes is the foundation for all spiritual growth. By cultivating skillful attitudes of mind, we will respond to more and more … Continue reading

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Day 246 – The Choice

Choice

Zencast 243 – Choosing Presence It’s so easy to get down and frustrated by our monkey minds. Every time I sit on the cushion and my thoughts veer off on their latest tangent about family, friends, life, love, chocolate, etc., I could get mad with myself, focus on the negative and wonder how I’m ever … Continue reading

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Update – Patty Paper: The Missing Dog Caper

I have so much to tell you, but absolutely no time to do it. This makes me rather sad and sadly rather unwise. I’m very aware of all that’s going on in my mind, and what I’ve learned these last two weeks has amazed me in terms of all it has taught me about myself … Continue reading

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Day 156 – Mindless Awareness

What is there

Zencast 156 – Appreciating What Is There Mindfulness went out of the window this weekend, although I was aware of it. I dropped my dad off at the airport and then it all went downhill. Why do I have this tendency to abuse myself when left to my own devices with no one else to … Continue reading

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