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AWARENESS IN THE CLASSROOM

In MINDFULNESS by Rikke Braren Lauritzen3 Comments

Practicing mindful breathing, sitting, walking and communicating, students can discover that there are so many things in their daily lives to notice, to enjoy, to explore. In fact everything inside and outside, everything in their life experience and everything in their surroundings are changing and impermanent.

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SURFING ON THE STREAM OF CONFUSED THINKING

In MINDFULNESS by Frans Stiene0 Comments

When we open our hands, minds, and hearts, moving into the flow of the stream, we either can paddle forward to or float back to the bank of our true identity much more easily. Practicing meditations helps us to recognize our mind patterns and habits, and helps us to see our choices.

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SWORD OF FUDO

In MINDFULNESS by Seema0 Comments

A live sword of Fudo — who has it? We often hear that just reading and intellectualizing teachings are not enough, we have to practice and embody them. Only then we can see if they work and only then we can see a change.

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THE PRECIOUS PRESENT

In MINDFULNESS by Lyse Lauren0 Comments

The Tibetans have a saying; You will have to stand for a very long time with your mouth wide open before a roasted partridge will fly into it. It is a rather droll way of expressing high levels of improbability.

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WALKING MEDITATION

In MINDFULNESS by Rikke Braren Lauritzen

Walking on the soil of Mother Earth is a way for me to feel a deep connection to myself. Taking this precious moment to really connect to the earth step by step, moment by moment, breath by breath immediately transforms my inner and outer landscape.

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MINDFULNESS MATTERS

In MINDFULNESS by Therese George

Take the breath as an example of daily awareness. We breathe all day long without hardly ever noticing. Unless we are being physically active or if our body is under stress we rarely recognize the breath. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing our awareness to the present moment intentionally and without judgment.

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A QUICK BALANCE CHECK

In MINDFULNESS by Erik Pema Kunsang

It’s often a dilemma to find a balance in what we do and in our attitude to life. Too much structure and fixed behavior can make life really boring, and too much flexibility can make us unstable and in doubt.