Article: Connecting with your heart’s compass

Article: Connecting with your heart’s compass

Introduction As we begin the new year, I would like to explore with you the concept of setting our intention for our practice and for our life. As you know, this is an important reflection that I invite you to do at the start of each meditation session, setting the...
Article on Compassionate Presence

Article on Compassionate Presence

Introduction There is a lot of suffering in the world right now, and also difficult things happening in our lives, and this is all present here, the world suffering and our own individual suffering. And it can be very difficult for us to know how to be and how to...
Article – Bringing a healing attention to our emotions

Article – Bringing a healing attention to our emotions

Introduction When we sit down to meditate, all sorts of emotions will arise. Emotions and feelings that we might have not allowed ourselves to feel fully and acknowledge will present themselves: pain from past traumas, early childhood and family pain, grief from...
Article on Helpful Reminders for Practice

Article on Helpful Reminders for Practice

At the first Mind Life conference in 1987, the Dalai Lama was asked by a journalist what was the happiest moment of his life. He was silent for a while and then he gave a mischievous look and said, “I think now”. And this is really the essence of the...
Article on learning to let things be

Article on learning to let things be

Cultivating the attitude of letting be and letting go or non-attachment is fundamental to the practice of mindfulness. The Thai forest Buddhist monk Ajahn  Chah invited his students: “If you let go a little, you ‘ll have a little peace, if you let go a lot, you’ll...

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