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Night Winter Sky

Winter’s Cloak

Poem shared at the opening of December 8th's Second Sunday Sit  - Winter’s Cloak by Joyce Rupp. (Rupp is a writer as well as Co-Director of the Institute of Compassionate Presence.) Winter's Cloak by Joyce Rupp This year I do…

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Dining Area

Meditation Monday Open House – Save the Date!

Meditation Mondays a place to remember who we are, together If you’ve ever been to our weekly sit, or are curious at all about meditation, come to our open house! It’s a chance to check out the beautiful spaces, catch…

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Tending to Arrows: RAIN Meditation

The following is an excerpt from an article written for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers. It’s been said that when the Buddha was asked what the difference was between folks on the path of waking up, and those not on the…

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Yellow Flower Buds

A Powerful Antidote to Compassion Fatigue

I was recently invited to write an article about an antidote to compassion fatigue for unfold portland. Below is an excerpt. Click here for the full piece. Compassion fatigue is what happens when we tend to the hurts of others,…

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Sitting Area

Meditation Mondays

a place to remember who we are, together Jocelyn Rahm (of Beam & Anchor) and I were called to start a weekly meditation group because we have both experienced, firsthand, the sense of peace, clarity and rightness that flows towards…

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North Fork 53 Evening View

Listening to the Nehalem River

Whether exploring out in the world, or returning home, one of the most powerful ways I've found to land in both place and body, is by listening. Last weekend I had the honor of teaching a retreat at North Fork…

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From Suffering To Peace

What Does Mindfulness Really Offer?

"Perception and reality are two different things." - Anonymous I recently attended a wonderful talk by one of my teachers, Mark Coleman, on his latest book, From Suffering to Peace, the True Promise of Mindfulness. Mark has been studying mindfulness…

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Spring Flowers And Sky

Come What May

"Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go." – Herman Hesse By the time May rolls around I’m more than ready to let go of cold and wet. Warm sun, fresh blooms, longer…

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Cherry Tree Branch

What Spring Does with Cherry Trees

“I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.” – Pablo Nerurda Mindfulness encourages us to bring present moment awareness to inner and outer sensory experiences. We're invited into a contactful relationship with the natural world, and…

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