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Let go of controlling everything

“You don’t have to make up your mind what your nerve cells are going to do…” Let yourself be, let the world be, let others be. Trust it all to be what it is. (via Alan Watts on Facebook)...

It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it

Over at her website, much-loved teacher and author, Tara Brach, has hundreds of dharma talks available to stream or download free! As she sweetly says at the beginning of each episode, they are “offered freely, and your support matters.” I subscribe to her...
Breathe gently into your heart

Breathe gently into your heart

A healing guided meditation by Jack Kornfield to open your heart. Find a quiet place, 24 mins and enjoy: “As you breathe in the heart area gently… let yourself remember and feel the sorrows you carry from betraying or harming others… from betraying...

Bathe everything with your lovingkindness

We did a variation of this sweet Ajahn Brahm lovingkindness meditation tonight at Just Sit! Oh, boy! I just love the build up. Brilliant, natural progression: In order to generate a spontaneous feeling of love and caring, first imagine an easy-to-love being (we used a...

Mindfulness is a superpower

Another sweetly animated and succinct mindfulness video narrated by Dan Harris, the practically-minded author of the New York Times bestseller 10% Happier. “Mindfulness is not going to solve all your problems. It’s not going to render your life a non-stop parade...

To be kind is good, full stop

Legendary UK producer John Lloyd (QI, Blackadder and Spitting Image), turns his curiosity to knowledge itself, and questions whether intelligence is really all it’s cracked up to be. “Kindness is an absolute. To be kind is good, full stop. Always, in any...

You already are that

I listen to a lot of spiritual teachings by podcast. For me, it’s a great way to pass time while driving long distances or working out at the gym. While searching up talks by Adyashanti, I recently discovered and enjoyed a fantastic discussion of Adya’s...

May all beings be happy

April 2018 – Hi folks, I’ve temporarily made this post stick at the top of the blog posts so that students in the current Lovingkindness meditation series can easily find it. If you are currently taking the course in Grimsby and Port Colborne, and are...

It’s all an inside game…

This may be the best 21 minutes of dharma you ever hear. Adyashanti striking to the root. Funny, clear, beautiful. “You don’t need acceptance, you need truth. We can’t accept until we see the truth, until we see that the way we hold the world, our...

Sweet, simple, succinct

“You should be meditating every day. Five to ten minutes a day — that’s it. This doesn’t require some giant investment. I don’t care how busy you are, you have five to ten minutes to give this a shot.”  (via happify.com, video...