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Take a leap

I met someone yesterday who’s into BASE jumping and wingsuits. If you haven’t seen wingsuits, head over to youtube and search it up and be thrilled. It put me in mind of meditations in which one imagines falling from a cliff in order to cause the...

Deeply concerned hotdogs

I’ve just returned home from a week’s vacation in the peaceful village of Bayfield, Ontario, where all they really need to make a perfect summer beach holiday complete is a Guelph-style coffee shop, with fair-trade beans and free wi-fi. In an effort to...

Summer Sitting in July

Four more drop-in meditations this summer, starting July 8th. Suitable for everyone. Bring your own cushion (chairs available). Learn to sit and just be with whatever arises. When? 7-8pm on Tuesday evenings July 8, 15, 22, 29 What does it cost? Pay what you can Where?...

Hello body! I’m home!

Thich Nhat Hanh is answering questions from his 1 million+ fans on Facebook. (You can like and receive updates from his FB page here.) The first question he answered was, “How do I love myself?” Beautifully, he begins with, “Come back into your body...

Just Be! Summer Sitting

We’re going casual for the summer. Instead of a six-week commitment, June’s four meditation classes will be drop-in! Come along if you’ve started a regular meditation practice and need the weekly encouragement. Come along if you’ve been wanting...

Sharon Salzberg in Guelph

Renowned meditation teacher and best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will be giving a talk in Guelph. Come along Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. to St. George’s Church. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Tickets $10, on sale now at the Bookshelf....

Happiness is the truth

“Bring me down? You can not bring me down! I say my love is too high! You can not bring down…” Boy, do I ever love her laugh at 2 min mark! Find Walk off the Earth at home here. And the original Pharrell 24 Hours of Happy....

Making friends with yourself

I’ve been going again and again to watching this clip of Pema Chödrön talking about authentically engaging with ourselves and our experience.  She says, when you seek out teachings: You do want to hear something that is genuinely going to be of value in your...

Cute improves concentration

File this under S for SWEET! In addition to making the heart all warm and fuzzy, have you heard that exposure to cute things has been studied and shown to improve concentration? This means if you’re looking to hone your attention, study for an exam, even engage...