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The Metta Bhavana

I have found the Metta Bhavana practice to be extraordinarily grounding this week. Loving Kindness truly is a journey into the heart of our essential selves. I imagine the pool near my heart fill to brimming with the sweet essence of pink Lotus flowers. The pool is the Unmanifested. The petals represent the incarnation of […]

The Raisin Experiment

Dried Grapes on the Vine, raisin, originally uploaded by Otto Phokus. I tried the raisin experiment today as part of my meditation class. It was an interesting experiment for me because I’m not a big fan of raisins, particularly in food such as cookies. However, it occurred to me that I had once upon a […]

Forgiveness

Say A Prayer, originally uploaded by έŁέ¢τяøиί¢ έγέ. When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. —Catherine Ponder Lately, there has been a surfeit of movement in my […]

The God Within

Big Buddha – Head, originally uploaded by Caro Spark. I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are not like your Christ. —Mahatma Gandhi I don’t remember at what age I made the unilateral decision to abandon the notion of God as the ethereal benefactor up in the sky. I was […]

The Happy Man

The Happy Man, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. It is critical to serve others, to contribute actively to others’ well-being. I often tell practitioners that they should adopt the following principle: regarding one’s own personal needs, there should be as little involvement or obligation as possible. But regarding service to others, there should be as many […]