Calm dot com

Calm.com is a super-chill site for helping you to relax. I’ve been using it to stay calm under pressure at work. It has wordless, meandering music interspersed with tracks of nature sounds. On my second monitor I’ve got the serene videos set to...

Endangered pleasure

I love to hold hands. There is a basic deep connection in the holding of hands. It is intimate. A direct path from one heart to another. I want to hold the hand of a lover under the covers laying in bed, while walking at night in the park, while driving country roads...

Life is right now

This is one of my favourite short clips of Jon Kabat-Zin speaking on mindfulness. The whole thing is worth a listen. Starting at about 3 mins, he says: Even in very stressful situations, you can move in to the actuality of the situation and find ways to move with it,...

A 6-week course in mindfulness

Just Sit! A 6-week course in mindfulness meditation This series of six 1-hour classes is an introduction to mindfulness meditation. The sessions are appropriate for new or experienced meditators. Simple instructions, lengthy in-class practice and suggested homework...

Visiting Chan (Zen) Monk to give teaching in Guelph

Venerable You Min, a monk of the Linji School of Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism will be visiting Guelph soon and has accepted our invitation to lead a meditation and give a teaching on mindfulness. The event will be Sunday, June 2 from 7-9pm at Sukha Yoga Centre, 42...

Willing to be

I am the one who is willing to grow. Fresh, bright, blooming. From mud, from shit, from seed, then sprout. From sunshine and rain, cooling wind. From garden bed. From a beginningless past, a universe of conditions. Bumping and exploding through space and time. I tell...

Escaping thoughts prison: ramblings from a dream interpretation

A buddhist teacher once told me, while describing samsara, that the most diabolical prison would be one in which the inmates were completely unaware they were in prison. Then not even the thought to escape would cross the prisoners’ minds. Whether the prisoner...

Making bacon pancakes

Whatever you do, do not click through and listen to this. You will never get it out of your head. Someone has actually looped this jingle into a 10-hour video on youtube. But I have the common decency to not spread that link around. For those of you already down this...
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