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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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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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Red Leaves

Calling in Supportive Presence

8 Limbs Yoga Centers recently invited me to write about ways we can call in supportive presence. This is an excerpt.  Click here to read the full, original piece. Here are four ways to call in and be replenished by…

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Candle At Night

Heart-Warming Practices

I recently contributed to 8 Limbs Yoga Centers month-long community inquiry, what warms you up? (Click here for my full, but brief, article.) Below are three simple, heart-warming practices I shared, along with a six-minute guided meditation. Upon waking, light…

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Autumn Tree In Sun

The Wisdom of Autumn

Last month I went on silent retreat in the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most of our time (practice, meals...) was spent outdoors, welcoming fall in a deeply intimate manner. Inspired by this time just being with the subtle…

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OpenSpace Mindfulness Hands Over Heart

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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Feather And Sky

To Give and Receive Presence

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” – Simone Weil I write a monthly column for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers. This month my article speaks to a central theme that regularly comes up in both classes and coaching…

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Blossoming Flower

Retreat Into Kindness

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” - Leonard Cohen Retreats hold a sacred place in my heart. My first mindfulness retreat was a daylong in Seattle. On this retreat we were given a particular…

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Fall Leaves

The Practice of Retreating

The first time I signed up for a retreat, decades ago, I did so because it just seemed like a good thing to try. Today I view retreats as a non-negotiable part of my practice, and life. Recently I got…

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