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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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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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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…

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White Tulips And Soil

Mindfulness as a Way to Remember

“It is Spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” – Rainer Maria Rilke The term mindfulness is a somewhat awkward translation of the Pali word sati. While scholars debate its full and intended meaning, sati…

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Butterfly On Flowers

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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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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Waking Up

A highlight for me this summer has been teaching a series called "Waking Up: Mini Morning Mindfulness Intensives" at Unfold Studios. I also wrote a (brief) article about the series' namesake. Check it out here! And if you're interested in…

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