Today we are practicing the fourth of the Buddhist heart practices, equanimity. Equanimity is the cultivation of a heart that stays balanced amidst the ups and downs of experience.
Today we are going to do a concentration practice again. Concentration is a practice that I personally return to daily, making it a foundation of my meditation practice. We build focus, get to know the mind, and are able to let go of the thinking mind.
Today we are going to be practicing with the Third Foundation of Mindfulness. We'll practice looking at the mind's response to what is occurring in our experience. We're just observing the mental states, not trying to change or fix anything.
Today we're doing a different practice that we haven't really offered here. It's a practice in working with the breath in the body, and cultivates both concentration and mindfulness.
Today we're practicing with vedana, or noting feeling tones. This is an open awareness practice, tuning into what is happening in our experience.
Today we are going to practice forgiveness. Although this is not a traditional Buddhist heart practice, it is an important practice in opening the heart.
Today we are going to do a longer sit, practicing metta toward a variety of people in our lives.
Today we are going to return to the practice of concentration. This is an important practice that we may come back to over and over in order to build this ability to focus in meditation (and daily life).
One Mind Dharma once again welcomes a post from Kate Spina. If you enjoy Kate's posts (like we do), you can find the link to her posts at the bottom of this page! As we begin a new year there is often a lot of talk about setting intentions, resolutions, or goals for the coming [...]
Today we are going to practice looking at feeling tones in the body. This practice, vedana, is an important practice of looking at the nature of our experience and if we find it pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral.