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“Anyone who practices mindfulness knows that there are forces in the mind that can make it difficult to be mindful. Rather than reacting to these difficulties as somehow being “bad” or as “distractions,” it is important to investigate them. It is easier to find freedom from something when we know it thoroughly.”  ~ Gil Fronsdal Hindrances… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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“Our society is masterful at perpetuating the ruse: ‘‘Buy this, look like that, eat that, act like this, own that . . . and you too can be happy.’’ There is no problem with enjoying pleasant experiences, and to practice does not mean to dismiss them. But they don’t really satisfy the heart, do they?” … Continue reading Quote for the Week

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“Anyone who practices mindfulness knows that there are forces in the mind that can make it difficult to be mindful. Rather than reacting to these difficulties as somehow being “bad” or as “distractions,” it is important to investigate them. It is easier to find freedom from something when we know it thoroughly.” ~ Gil Fronsdal … Continue reading Quote for the Week

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“When we sit or walk in silence, hearts and minds open, we offer a large container for the ocean of thoughts and emotions to show us its tides and wave patterns, and to eventually quiet down. Even if it doesn’t quiet down, it is seen with greater clarity.“ Stephanie Noble -Third Foundation of Mindfulness –… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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“The definition of ‘feeling tone’ [Vedana] in Buddhism is deceptively simple: It is the quality of a given experience of being pleasant, unpleasant, or neither-unpleasant-nor-pleasant. When we first hear it, we may almost shrug. So what?… Vedanā is so close, we often don’t distinguish it. And yet it drives so much of our behavior. Without the light… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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“Recollection of death clarifies our priorities in life. In the face of our mortality, how should we live our lives in such a way that we can die without regrets?”  Bhikkhu Analayo, “Satipatthana Meditation”

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“The body scan has proven to be an extremely powerful and healing form of meditation. It forms the core of the lying down practices that people train in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. It involves systematically sweeping through the body with the mind, bringing an affectionate, openhearted, interested attention to its various regions.”  Jon Kabat Zinn See:… Continue reading Quote for the week:

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” Each mindful breath, each mindful step, reminds us that we are alive on this beautiful planet. We don’t need anything else. It is wonderful enough just to be alive, to breathe in, and to make one step.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Please see: Thich Nhat Hanh on Walking Meditation

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“Visualizing the practice in terms of a coming back to the presence of a good friend helps to avoid mistaking sati [mindfulness] for a forceful type of hyper-attentiveness that requires strained effort in order to be maintained. Instead, being in her presence carries the flavours of an open receptivity and a soft alertness to whatever… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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When you actu­ally look at what the Buddha taught, he never separates these two practices [mindfulness and concentration]. They are both parts of a single whole. Every time he explains mindfulness and its place in the path, he makes it clear that the purpose of mindfulness practice is to lead the mind into a state… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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