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4 Factors for a Sustainable Meditation Practice
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4 Factors for a Sustainable Meditation Practice

Watch this excerpt from Session 3: Building the Habits That Nourish You of my self-study course Mindful Resilience. The full course includes meditations and exercises for each of the five sessions. Transcript: This month, we’ve been talking about mindful resilience and ways that we can be resilient, using mindfulness. And one of the ways that...

6 Tips for Starting (or Restarting) a Meditation Practice
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6 Tips for Starting (or Restarting) a Meditation Practice

Perhaps this new year you made an intention to start or restart a meditation practice. Kudos to you for taking a step toward less stress and more calm! In this post, we’ll look at several factors in starting or restarting a meditation practice: Understand Your “Why” How to Start Small Scheduling Your Meditation Choosing a...

What is a Sangha?
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What is a Sangha?

This is a community of friends practicing together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness. The essence of a sangha is awareness, understanding, acceptance, harmony and love. It’s a community that holds us up, that supports our journey, and reflects truth to one another. This community supports the individual and the collective. Learn...

Find Your Inner Balance
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Find Your Inner Balance

It’s natural to be drawn to your thoughts and to follow them–and a real skill and discipline to resist them. Now, of course, the goal is not to resist every thought you ever have! Your thoughts are not unhealthy in and of themselves, but wouldn’t it be nice to let the negative ones roll by!...

Observe Your Thoughts
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Observe Your Thoughts

Once you’ve begun to learn how to quiet your mind, the next step involves watching how your mind works, independently of you. This might sound odd–after all, how do you observe something that essentially does all the observing? Learn to detach from your thoughts. Yogis have long known the benefits of detaching from the ceaseless...