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RETHINKING MINDFULNESS

In MINDFULNESS by Bo Heimann8 Comments

An invitation to broaden our understanding of mindfulness by looking at the original sources, the importance of ethics and our intention. Includes a discussion on how mindfulness teachers can upgrade their skills.

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POEMS FROM A RETREAT CABIN

In RETREAT by Beth Lee-Herbert1 Comment

I sit in the same seat, staring at the same sky, as I have the last three years, on the bones of the morning, fleshing out with joyful diligence my heart’s expanse, that lucid cognizance, the sun’s rays bring to the sky.

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SPIRITUAL BYPASSING

In MINDFULNESS by Bo Heimann30 Comments

Unfounded and unguided spiritual training like excessive detachment ability, one-sided focus on positive thinking, fear of anger and artificial kindness, neglect of emotions and difficulty in setting limits.

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AUTUMN WALK

In MINDFULNESS by Sonja-Maria Teufel-Schmarsli3 Comments

As I walk on, streams of clouds sedately roll past on a pale blue sky illuminated by a milky-white sun. I center deeply in my breathing as if to gently cradle the world in my arms. For a split of a moment it seems that my consciousness is ceasing the subtle motion in all elements.

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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.