Musings

Awareness/Yoga

Yoga offers potent wisdom and practices for calming ourselves. You don't even need to be a meditator or a yoga practitioner to experience the benefits of these simple practices.

From Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh: a practice for teenagers, to help them cope with the whirlwind of emotions that arise inside them.

Meditation

"My mind is too busy to meditate" and other common obstacles to meditating. Learn what has helped others overcome obstacles and adopt a meditation practice.

The physical practice of yoga offers many people their first experiences of meditative states. As we rest in the breath or in sensation, our attention naturally turns inside.

Mindfulness

A clear, awake awareness is the essence of mindfulness, and savoring the beauty, wonder, and deliciousness of life is a portal into presence.

Presence

Attention occurs outside the realm of thought and emotion... Being in attention brings you into the present. It reminds you there's more to you than ego.

Truth And Beauty

When we become meditators, we discover a deeper dimension of experience that is often best expressed by poets and artists.

The Physical Practice of Yoga

From Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh: a practice for teenagers, to help them cope with the whirlwind of emotions that arise inside them.

The physical practice of yoga offers many people their first experiences of meditative states. As we rest in the breath or in sensation, our attention naturally turns inside.

Wisdom

"I'm stuck in an elevator with a copy of Lion's Roar magazine. Pema Chodron graces the cover, with: "How to appreciate your life—JUST AS IT IS."

Karma means you don't get away with anything. Read Jung's story about a woman who murdered her best friend so she could marry her husband.

In Yoga we withdraw our senses to rest in a core of Self. In Tantra we are aware that the energy in any emotion or sensory experience can be a portal into expanded states of awareness.