Don’t Have Time to Meditate?

Many people come to me and tell me they don’t have time to meditate. I always tell them to make time to meditate, even if it is only 9 minutes a day. This gives them a new start in life in a short period of time when they follow my advice. I also tell them […]

The Goal of Meditation

Many people think that the goal of meditation is to achieve a state called “enlightenment,” nirvana, the ultimate dimension, the other shore, or God. In actuality, many of the states are not achievable when we are caught in our thoughts, feelings, emotions, plans, dreams, fantasies, and memories. However, there is a state of well-being that […]

Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing

Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing was the name of a workshop which took place last Saturday, June 11, 2016 with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Dr. Richie Davidson at Stanford University sponsored by The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and Tergar, Rimpoche’s meditation community. Richie talked about how he was […]

Release Anger and Resentment

The guided meditation to release anger and resentment with forgiveness is also from Michael Sealey. I find his choice of music and his voice very soothing. Michael writes: This one hour long, guided self hypnosis session is for helping you to release and overcome issues of anger or resentment. The second half of this recording […]

Vulnerability Practice

This vulnerability practice that you can explore sometime today in the privacy of your own pen and paper from Luminita Saviuc, The Purpose Ferry. “If you want to be happy, if you want to experience the many wonders of life, and if you want to feel what it really feels like to be fully alive, […]

Real Meditation

These words of wisdom about real meditation come from one of the world’s most beloved spiritual teachers – Jiddu Krishnamurti. As a world teacher, he revolutionized the whole subject of real meditation for tens of thousands of people, including me. His words of wisdom have appeared many times in these pages. Real meditation is the […]

Remove the Object Meditation

This “Remove the Object Meditation” comes from the Buckeye Sangha and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh from his book, Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child): Linji, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, was fond of saying, “remove the object.”  The object is the person or situation we’re thinking about, the story.  So the practice is […]

A New Meditation for Sleep

Here is a new meditation for sleep that I have been using lately. In concept, it is pretty simple. You imagine a set of objects in twenty layers, each layer consisting of one object less than the one below it with the top layer having twenty objects, as illustrated below. The objects can be anything […]

How to Prepare for the Future

In these wonderful words of wisdom from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, we learn how to prepare for the future. When I first began writing these pages in 2012, several of the mentors I had would say, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!” This was a really hard one from me as […]

Father Time

These words of wisdom about father time (the Time-God) were hand written in a letter from Swami Veda Bharati in December 2008. We are at the end of 2015 and it is a good time to think about this time in our lives, reviewing our past year and setting intentions for the new year. In […]

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