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Kneeling In Meditation / Sitting With Discomfort

Sitting With Discomfort

I recently wrote an article for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers on why discomfort can feel so unsafe. Head here for the full piece which includes a 12-minute guided meditation. Keep reading below for an excerpt - five ways to support sitting…

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Adjusting Camera Lens

Adjusting our Lens of Awareness

“Going nowhere … isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply.” – Pico Iyer A common myth about mindfulness…

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Soft Wheat

Softening Life’s Edges

As humans we all face difficulties. Depending on what we look like and who we love, we may encounter more or less difficulties. We can’t eradicate all of life’s painful edges. We can take steps though not to sharpen these…

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Head + Heart

Go Local

Looking for more ways to practice close to home? Check out these local and regional mindfulness resources. Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple Heart of Wisdom is located near Dekum corner in NE Portland. Its full range of offerings includes Full Moon…

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Breathe

Nourish and Calm with Breath

Breath is by nature portable, we take it with us wherever we go. As a meditation tool, Meditation Teacher Sharon Salzberg has been known to point out its “stealthy” nature. Since we’re always breathing, no one needs to know we’re…

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Aioga Project

Mingling Metta with Mindfulness

I was recently interviewed for a series of short videos about the realities, and very personal nature, of a mindfulness meditation practice. These shorts are part of a larger campaign featuring an amazing and diverse group of folks from around…

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Steering Wheel

Loosening the Grip on Stress: Practices in Perspective

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.” – Najwa Zebian When I moved from Seattle to Portland several years ago I drove myself and belongings south on I-5 the hundred-seventy-some miles in a U-Haul truck.…

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Loving Puppy And Kitten

Loving-Kindness as a Practice in Attitude

Metta is a Pali word and Buddhist concept generally translated into English as loving or friendly. Not surprisingly, Metta is often referred to as Loving-Kindness in the West. A classic Metta practice consists of repeating four well-wishes over five rounds.…

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Vibrant Flower With Small Leaf

Holding On, Letting Go

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” - Rumi I recently wrote a piece for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers about what we often try to hang on to and what we'd rather release, as we all prepare to…

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