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Anahata
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Anahata

May 19, 2016

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai...

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Holiday Meditation
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Holiday Meditation

Dec 14, 2015

During this time of year, it’s easy to get overloaded and miss out on the most important part of the season—connecting with others. To be loving toward your friends and family, you need to slow down. Try the meditation below, from spiritual teacher Sally Kempton, for a few minutes each day. By imagining a flame in your heart, you’ll radiate loving energy from the inside out. Sit in a comfortable...

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Unlocking Your Mind: the stages of meditation
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“Without leaving his house, one can know everything that is necessary. Without leaving himself one can grasp all wisdom.” —Lao Tzu In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (written advice for yoga practitioners), it lists the three stages for training the mind: Concentration Dharana, whose aim is to focus the inner experience Meditation Dhyana, whose aim is to expand the inner experience Contemplation Samdhi, whose aim is to deepen the...

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Finding ways to de-stress
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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” —Albert Einstein Albert Einstein is known for many things, but one of the best things he left us with are these words of wisdom. As we approach another round of New Year’s Resolutions, consider how you deal with stress and how you might approach it differently. In her blog post “How to Tame Your Stress  Monster,” Fran Sussman...

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Winter Wonder
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Winter Wonder

Dec 12, 2013

Frozen silver branches reaching skyward glisten against a clear blue sky. Winter offers us a time of clarity and wonder. As the trees are stripped of their leaves, so are we stripped of the comforts of warmer and longer days. It’s a good time to turn to meditation; going inward to face the changes that challenge us. Embrace the stillness that winter offers and look for the moments of...

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