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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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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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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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More Than a Stat or Place

Mindful Living - bringing intimate, kind presence to inner and outer experiences, as they unfold Mindfulness and meditation are more than the research stats we link them to or the places in which we practice. They create a foundation in which…

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Relax {& Repair} with Sound

Sound has the ability to instantly ground us into present moment. When I find my mind has time traveled into the past or future I’ll often attune to ambient sounds as a way to reconnect with present experience unfolding. Sound…

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Metta Mandala

Metta (loving kindness) as traditionally practiced can be problematic for many folks in the West. Classically it begins with offering oneself care and consideration. For a lot of us that can feel inauthentic. We may not be accustomed to directing generosity…

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Metta (Loving Kindness) Resources

Metta, also known as Loving Kindness, helps grow our capacity to offer tenderness and friendliness towards ourselves and others. Below are a handful of resources to learn more. Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness - written by Sharon Salzberg, this book is…

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Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

One of the places I teach is Unfold Portland, a place with an unwavering commitment to welcoming people just as they are. Check out this brief article I wrote for them, Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness highlighting some of my…

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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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