Posts for Awakening
2010 June 03
When we honor our community, maintain it, treat it like the precious treasure that it is, it returns our investment a thousandfold.
2010 May 12
Roshi Joan Halifax describes her personal path to Buddhism, medical anthropology, and care giving, discovering that death is not an enemy, but a teacher and a guide.
2010 April 09
"Amidst the heat and tumult of family life," writes meditation teacher Mushim Ikeda-Nash, "I’ve had to radically redefine what “peace” and “inner peace” mean. In fact, it was my son, when he was around twelve, who helped me figure it out. 'Don’t confuse inner peace with enlightenment,' he said. 'Inner peace is a feeling, but enlightenment is clarity and understanding. It can include inner peace but it is much more.'"
2010 March 31
The practice of mindfulness meditation can help us cope with the unexpected events life throws at us.
2010 March 30
Every part of every day offers an open invitation for quiet reflection and mindful awareness.
2010 March 29
The threads of wisdom and compassion can sew our fragmented lives into one seamless whole.
2010 March 16
"There is no knowledge won without sacrifice and this is one of the hard truths of human existence; in order to gain anything you must first lose everything."
2010 March 11
A close examination of physical pain and suffering can be a gateway to greater spiritual understanding.
2010 March 01
Students learn as much if not more from what we do as teachers and how we are, than from what we say.