The Importance of Faith in Buddhism

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a frequent visitor to these pages. She is one of the original founders of the Insight Meditation Center in Barre, Massachusetts, along with Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield. I think her major contribution to Buddhism in the West is the way she writes about and teachs metta (loving kindness) practices. In these […]

Loving Kindness for All Beings

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The music in this video is by Ashana from her album, All is Forgiven. The song is called, Loving Kindness for all beings! A friend of mine shared this with me for healing, relaxation, and inner peace. It was the one song I relied on during my recent eight weeks of cancer treatments. The words […]

Loving Kindness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

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It is with great pleasure that I present this Loving Kindness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal. The text is from his book, The Issue at Hand. The book is offered as a gift to the community. It is freely given and available online. I found this to be so instructive that I want to share this […]

The Basic Irrelevance of the Human Condition

Helical vs. Heliocentric

Modern cosmologists have investigated our place in the universe and has found that our lives on earth are basically irrelevant. Thomas Merton recognized this long before it became a scientific fact. He wrote this in The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton, which was published in 1975. This was almost fifteen years before cosmologists even proved […]

6 Steps to Forgiveness

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For many months now, we have been learning that loving kindness and compassion go well together. In this lesson, we are going to learn how forgiveness and gratitude work together. Often, people have difficulty showering loving kindness blessings on themselves, and the reason for this is that they have not forgiven themselves of certain events, […]

5 Questions to Ask At the Dinner Table

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These words of wisdom come from Dr. Anil Gupta through Mindvalley. I am happy to share this with you and your children. Dr. Gupta suggests 5 questions to ask at the dinner table. Your relationships, above all else, determine how happy you feel on a day-to-day basis. The quickest and most effective way of improving […]

Let Go of Scarcity and Fear by Cultivating Joy and Gratitude

Dr. Brené Brown

In this video, we learn to let go of scarcity and fear by cultivating joy and gratitude. It is another segment from Super Soul Sunday in which Oprah Winfrey interviews Dr. Brené Brown. Dr. Brown says, “When we lose our tolerance to be vulnerable, joy becomes foreboding, and so what we do in moments of […]

Ceremony and Ritual Creates Mindfulness

Mariel Hemingway on Oprah

In this video from Super Soul Sunday, Oprah Winfrey interviews Mariel Hemingway and her soul mate, Bobby Williams. They are discussing their new book, Running with Nature: Stepping Into the Life You Were Meant to Live. Mariel, says, “I think ceremony and ritual creates mindfulness.” I’m all in favor of anything that creates mindfulness! She […]

9 Minute Meditation Course

9 Minute Meditation

The 9 Minute Meditation course will help you reduce or eliminate stress from your life. In just 9 minutes a day, you will be able to manage your stress, anxiety, and worries in new and different ways. 9 Minute Meditation will help you also in other aspects of your life. Your relationships with your family, […]

Flow of Love Guided Meditation

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This video is the flow of love guided meditation. This guided meditation, is about love, unconditional love, for your self, for others, for those who you wish to bring to your heart. It’s very simple. It’s for everyone. It should be done with your eyes closed, but if you don’t like it, enjoy the images. […]