A humble man playing with Fire overseen by the intent eye of Gaia This collage represents a lot of my personal history. I was on the chess team in grade school, making it to the state championships in my 6th grade year. I used to blame my dad for my obsessive game play, but I eventually recognized… Continue reading The Art of Chess: Playing with Fire – a personal collage for Valentine’s Day
Responding to A Call to Wholeness with Attentive Awareness: an Homage to SN Goenka
I had the opportunity to sit in Vipassana meditation last month over Thanksgiving. It had been three years since my last course which was during my pregnancy. Motherhood has been an amazing challenge and finding ways to meditate throughout the day has been difficult, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to revitalize my practice… Continue reading Responding to A Call to Wholeness with Attentive Awareness: an Homage to SN Goenka
Teacher S.N. Goenka dies at age 90 ‘Vipassana was like coming home’
Wed Oct 02 2013 from the Indian Express: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/-vipassana-was-like-coming-home-/1177158/0 S.N. Goenka brought this Buddhist tradition of ‘living wisdom’ back to the country of its birth. On September 29, Vipassana acharya S.N. Goenkaji passed away. He died as he lived, aware and smiling. It is impossible for any student to express the sense of gratitude one… Continue reading Teacher S.N. Goenka dies at age 90 ‘Vipassana was like coming home’
College Prep: Meditation 30-Day Challenge
This first time meditation experience is common to many who try meditation without finding the right technique for them. After teaching meditation to college students the last 5 years, I have found that all techniques work equally well, so long as you find the one that is easiest to fit into your life. See my… Continue reading College Prep: Meditation 30-Day Challenge
Vocabulary refresher course in the language of mindfulness meditation – latimes.com
The vocabulary of meditation can be a barrier for people who feel that they’re entering a strange world, experts say. Here are some common words. Buddha: meaning one who is awake, in Sanskrit. The Buddha was a person, not a god, who lived more than 2,000 years ago; from a privileged family, he became a… Continue reading Vocabulary refresher course in the language of mindfulness meditation – latimes.com
Meditation as Performance Art: Calling all Meditators!
Looking for Meditators of all traditions! From Vipassana, QiGong Practitioners, Yogis and Yoginis to Kirtan Performers and other Meditation Practitioners to share your sacred practice in a sacred space for the benefit of people curious about meditation and interested in learning more about meditation. Please read the complete Artist Statement for more information. You are… Continue reading Meditation as Performance Art: Calling all Meditators!