Day 3: A Little Goes A Long Way

Traveling Ladybug

My first night of ‘forgetting’ to meditate nearly took place last night. As I lay in bed with the covers pulled up around my chin, I wondered if it counted if I did my meditation lying down. I didn’t want to sit up in bed and shiver through metta. Thankfully, I remembered that Gil Fronsdal … Continue reading

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Day 365 – The end is the beginning is the end is the beginning is the…

The sunsets over new life that has yet to grow.

Zencast 362 – Letting Go: Clinging and Peace First of all I want to thank you all, my readers, for going on this journey with me. I’ve had my ups and downs, the days when I couldn’t stop myself writing and other days when I wondered what on earth I was going to type here … Continue reading

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Day 298 – Thank YOU

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Zencast 295 – A Monastery Within – A Book Reading In the spirit of Gil’s most recently published book, A Monastery Within, I wanted to share a Buddhist story that resonates deeply with me. It points right to the heart of my tendency towards judgmental black and white thinking. The Lost Son “A young widower, … Continue reading

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Day 114 – If I had a trust fund… Oh the things I could do…

Standing Buddha

Zencast 113 – Intermediate Mindfulness Class 4 Well, if I learn nothing else from these intermediate mindfulness classes other than the fact that meditating mid-morning makes the world of difference to my practice, then that’s fine with me. The problem now is how to fit that realization into a working life?! When I wake up … Continue reading

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