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Developing a Daily Meditation Practice: Practice Tips

Practice Tip #7 – Practice gentleness When I first started practicing, I found myself to be tired and drained after meditating. The people around me spoke of how relaxing and calming they felt after meditating, but this was not my experience at all. I realized that when thoughts came up during my meditation, I would […]

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The moment everything stops

This week we work through Verse 22 and its commentary in Reflections on Silver River, Ken McLeod’s translation of Tokmé Zongpo’s ancient text, Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. Here’s Verse 22: Whatever arises in experience is your own mind. Mind itself is free of any conceptual limitations. Know that and don’t entertain Subject-object fixations–this is […]

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Wed April 5th: The Full Awareness of Breathing Sutra

Dear Friends, Stop and ask yourself – right now, in this moment, how are you feeling? Become aware of your body and mind. What emotions are you experiencing? Is there joy in this experience? How about happiness? This Wednesday night class will be taught by Laurie. We will explore how to find and create joy and […]

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Wed Mar 29: Verse 21 of Reflections on Silver River

What is your relationship like with desire and pleasure? How do you deal with cravings? This week we will work through Verse 21 and its commentary in Reflections on Silver River, Ken McLeod’s translation of Tokmé Zongpo’s Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. Here’s Verse 21: Sensual pleasures are like salty water: The deeper you drink, the […]

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Wed Mar 22: Verse 20 of Reflections on Silver River

What is your relationship like with anger? Join us tomorrow night as we share and discuss the topic of anger and how we can be with this pain. We will work through Verse 20 and its commentary in Reflections on Silver River, Ken McLeod’s translation of Tokmé Zongpo’s Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. Here’s Verse 20: […]

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Wed Mar 15: Guided meditation, open share, and discussion

Wednesday night’s class will begin with a guided meditation led by Paul. After the break, there will be a facilitated open sharing session. If you’re new to open sharing, the guidelines are simple, we create a container for fearless, mindful interaction, connection, and inner exploration. Types of questions and comments to share and expect: Technical […]

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Wed Mar 1st: Verse 18 of Reflections on Silver River

First half: Dawn, Apprentice Second half: Paul, Senior teacher This week we will work through Verse 18 and its commentary in Reflections on Silver River, Ken McLeod’s translation of Tokmé Zongpo’s Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. Here’s Verse 18: When you are down and out, held in contempt, Desperately ill and emotionally crazed, Don’t lose your heart. […]

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Wed Feb 22: Guided meditation, open share, and discussion

Wednesday night’s class will begin with a guided meditation led by Roxana. After the break, there will be a facilitated open sharing session. If you’re new to open sharing, the guidelines are simple, we create a container for fearless, mindful interaction, connection, and inner exploration. Types of questions and comments to share and expect: Technical […]

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Wed February 15th: The Full Awareness of Breathing Sutra

The Wednesday night class will be taught by Laurie, intermediate teacher at Luminous Ground. This will be the second class on the Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing sutra, one of the most important teachings in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition. Each month this year, one class will be devoted to this sutra. This week […]

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February 8th: Verse 17 of Reflections on Silver River

First half: Paul, Senior teacher Second half: Paul, Senior teacher This week we will work through Verse 17 and its commentary in Reflections on Silver River, Ken McLeod’s translation of Tokmé Zongpo’s Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. Here’s Verse 17: Even if your peers or those below you Put you down to make themselves look better, […]

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