By Pema Chödrön: Shenpa is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. We get hooked in that moment of tightening when we reach for relief.
Articles for Meditation
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: What is your greatest fear? Ed’s mother died when he was only five days old. How does a child grow up without the fear of losing loved ones?
by JAN HOFFMAN: Mindfulness meditation, the ancient and flourishing practice that increases awareness of random thoughts and redirects attention to the present moment,
by Ed and Deb Shapiro: No matter how hard we want to, there’s one thing we can never do, and that’s change the past.
by Roshi Joan Halifax: (Exercise from The Lucky Dark) In teaching care of the dying, I often begin by asking questions that explore our stories around death, including the legacies we may have inherited from culture and family.
by Lewis Richmond: “Emptiness” is a central teaching of all Buddhism, but its true meaning is often misunderstood.
by Marianne Williamson: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
Jean Shinoda Bolen explains that in the second stage of life a woman’s blood is retained to create a baby and that in the third stage her blood is retained to create wisdom.
by Paramhansa Yogananda: What Is True Friendship? Friendship is a manifestation of God’s love for you, expressed through your friends. Friendship is the purest of all love. In filial love, in the love of parents for their children, and in the love of lovers there is compulsion. But in true friendship there is no compulsion.
by Paramhansa Yogananda: A proud prince and his large retinue galloped into a Hindustan jungle on a hunting expedition. After bagging many game birds and animals, the prince and his party lost their way in the jungle. They had food but no water, and though they searched frantically, they found no water.