Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Andrew Olendzki provides a brief description of samadhi in this article from Tricycle:  The Meaning of Samadhi Ajahn Sucitto describes the connection between joy and samadhi in an article in which he makes clear that “through this process of bringing happiness into body and mind, the mind is naturally concentrated. That is samādhi.” So, concentration is fostered… Continue reading Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Kevin Griffin has a good description of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the way that he was able to use those mindfulness practices to work with difficult emotions. You can find that article here:  There Are No Words in My Body. If you’d like to listen to more detailed descriptions of the four foundations of mindfulness… Continue reading Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Gil Fronsdal provides an overview of the role that mindfulness meditation plays in learning to free the mind from stress and suffering in this article:  Mindfulness Meditation as a Buddhist Practice. In the midst of violence and uncertainty, we can wonder what role meditation can play in finding peace in our own hearts, and helping bring… Continue reading Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

You can find a brief description of the four areas of wise (right) effort in the following link from Insight Meditation of the South Bay:  Four Right Efforts. Similar to the quote from Greg Kramer, Christina Feldman describes the benefits of learning to dwell in joyful effort in our practice. This means not approaching our practice with… Continue reading Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Gil Fronsdal wrote an article on Buddhist practice as a way of learning to benefit both self and others. We can express this mutual benefit through our work, but also through the choices we make to support and benefit ourselves and others. You can find that article here:  A Life of Mutual Benefit An article by Krishnan Venkatesh… Continue reading Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

If you don’t have Gregory Kramer’s book, Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom, you can find brief introductions to each of the Insight Dialogue guidelines at this website: Insight Dialogue Community. You can also find some excellent approaches to learning to listen deeply and speak from the heart at Oren Jay Sofer’s website, including the… Continue reading Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Updated Resources for Mediation and Support

We are presently discussing Gregory Kramer’s book, Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom. and A Whole Life Path, at our Thursday night discussions. If you are attending the discussions and don’t have the book or just want to learn more about Insight Dialogue you can find brief introductions to each of the Insight Dialogue guidelines… Continue reading Updated Resources for Mediation and Support

Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Gil Fronsdal provides a good description of the Buddha’s classical teachings on right speech that you can find at this link: Right Speech Insight Dialogue is a relational form of Insight Meditation developed by Gregory Kramer and described in his book Insight Dialogue, the Interpersonal Path to Freedom. He describes six guidelines that can help… Continue reading Updated Resources for Meditation and Support