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365 Challenge Day 172 - Sangha

Sangha is spiritual community.  I’ve had some trouble finding one true sangha as the place I’ve practiced meditation over the years is not very community oriented.  170 more words

365 Challenge

365 Challenge Day 171 - Gita

I’m reading the Bhagavad Gita for my yoga teacher training, and I’m sad to say that so far I’m not connecting to it all.  This is disappointing to me for many reasons.  449 more words

365 Challenge

Things I learnt during 9 days of silence*

The 3am sky in Nepal is totally incredible
I can get up at 4am, as long as I go to bed at 9pm
I can sit completely still for an hour (after that I have to move) 259 more words

Tuesday, November 25th

For next  Tuesday we will continue our exploration of the paramitas which has now arrived at prajna or wisdom.

This is a link to a series of talks from a retreat that focuses on the Paramitas at Insight Retreat Center with Gil Fronsdal and Paul Haller.   90 more words

Boise

A Meditation …..

can I take your attention

if only for one moment

can I ask you

just to breathe

within your breath

follow it through… 111 more words

Poetry

The wisdom of life - #haiku #buddhism #meditation

unbidden insight,
fruit of silent stillness -
the wisdom of life

Haiku by Stephanie Mohan – November 2014


photo by Stephanie Mohan

Buddhism

Spirituality and Meditation for a rational man... Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I discovered this book through Tim Farris’ podcasts. Sam Harris read a short essay on hallucinogenic drugs and spirituality on Farris’ podcast (in fact its an excerpt from one of the chapters in the book) and also had a longer podcast with Tim. 117 more words

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