Buddhist psychology

A Short Guided Meditation to Relax and Be Aware

I recorded this short guided meditation to offer an easy kind of “Mindfulness 101” practice. It works as a stand-alone experience or as a way to get into a settled, open state of mind for writing or reflection. It can also support relaxation before bedtime. I record custom meditations and guided visualizations for my clients […]

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Don’t blame

Thich Nhat Hanh had this to say about blaming: When you plant a tree, if it doesn’t grow well, you don’t blame the tree. You look into the reasons it isn’t doing well. It may need fertilizer or more water or less sun. We never blame the tree. Yet we’re quick to blame our child.

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Does Time Feel Like Your Enemy?

This dharma talk is from one of my favorite Buddhist teachers on the topic of relating to subjective time pressure. Take a listen and 25 minutes later, you’re likely to experience a perspective shift. In it he reads a poem by Mary Howe called The Moment: Oh, the coming-out-of-nowhere moment when,   nothing happens no what-have-I-to-do-today-list maybe   half

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