NEW location for Tuesday evening sessions

January 2017 marks the beginning of our fourth year of the Just Sit! Tuesday evening weekly guided meditation sessions! Thank you to everyone who has come to sit over the years. It has been deeply meaningful to me to offer space for meditators, of any (or no...

The mirror of mindfulness

This past summer I very much enjoyed reading Sam Harris’ book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. A helpful Redditor extracted and posted all of the meditation instructions from the book, including the following simple eight-point instructions...

Be the silent watcher

“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behaviour. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.” – Eckhart Tolle...

Who would you be without your name?

Are you familiar with Byron Katie? She teaches a four-question method of inquiry for exploring and releasing yourself from suffering. She calls it The Work. She came on my radar sometime in the past two years and although I haven’t read any of her books (yet), I...

Random act of lovingkindess

My heart opens when I watch this simple kindness unfold. It’s when he goes back and gently places the hat on the man’s head that I see it is like the act of a mother caring for her child. One YouTube comment I came across reads ‘this man is surely...

Let’s make happy

‘Let’s make happy’ is the slogan over at Mochimochi Land, where Anna Hrachovec, a knitter who lives in Chicago, showcases her original designs. I love this joyful, sweet & funky video she made in collaboration with Maureen Boyle (music by...

Cultivate freedom

“Freedom is not give to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice.” – Thich Nhat Hahn...

Lean on me

“Just like the sun shines on all…let’s feel responsible and loving for those who are dear…and all sentient beings.” An evening with Matthieu Ricard on meditation and compassion. from rishio on Vimeo. (via Wisdom 2.0)...
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