In Tibetan Buddhism, there are three simple instructions which are used as a guide when beginning to meditate.
There is a saying that “Life is the greatest Teacher” which is profoundly true. We all know someone who has made a deep impact on our heart and mind, opening the door to question the world as we know it.
Why do we focus on the breath for meditation? It's interesting isn't it, that the one thing we can all do automatically, from the moment we are born, is also, somehow the one thing we forget that links us as humans later in life. Each breath we take is the difference between life and death, … Continue reading Moment of #mindfulness: Breath is life
Today in class, Teacher Tamkey spoke of abandoning the self-cherishing attitude to make way for “wisdom in giving”. When we speak of self-cherishing, really we are talking about the focus of modern society, where the individual and their rights are placed above the needs and desires of others. It is a mindset that places “I” … Continue reading Moment of #mindfulness: There is #wisdom in giving
Even in our darkest hours, we are never alone. Everything is connected. This morning we're going to take a few minutes to meditate on the #interdependence of all things by starting with an object, your morning cup of tea or coffee. That cup started as an idea, a shape, or a design, far from where … Continue reading Moment of #mindfulness: #Interdependence and #Gratitude: