Category: Teachings & Reflections

Self-Acceptance and Equanimity

Quotes from Mark’s talks this week. “What makes us a powerful learner and creatively engaged is equanimity: moving into the world with an open heart and mind.” “If we do not realize thought is impersonal, we assume ‘if I had

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Poem: Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

Autobiography In Five Short Chapters Chapter I I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way

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Engaging this Messy World with the Wisdom of Non Attachment

Quotes: History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. —Maya Angelou Mindfulness must be engaged. Once there is seeing, there must be action. —Thich Nhat Hanh Not everything that is

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Two resources for the study of the Five Mental Hindrances

From Mark Nunberg: Two resources for the study of the Five Mental Hindrances – forces in the mind that hinder the continuity and steadiness of mindful awareness:   https://www.bcbsdharma.org/article/understanding-the-hindrances/ http://insightmeditationcenter.org/articles/FiveHindrances.pdf

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POC Community Group 1st and 3rd Thursdays

Hello Friends, I hope this note finds you well, and having a pleasant fall.  It can be such a lovely time of transition.  Often times, for me at least, transition and change can trigger this mind into it habits of

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Heart Practice

Stacy McClendon, our board chair and one of the facilitators for the People of Color Community Group, wrote a nice reflection on metta practice recently and Shelly and I thought we’d share it. The POC group meets on the 1st

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Mindfulness of Breathing Instructions

Hi everyone,   Mark’s talking about the Buddha’s instructions on Mindfulness of Breathing this week and for the next few weeks. Check out the Buddha’s original teaching and notes from different teachers on these teachings here.   Love,   Gabe

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Community Member and Festival Performer Ellis’ Reflections on Racism and Awareness

Hi friends! Our dear community member and festival performer Ellis recently posted some reflections on racism and awareness that we thought we’d share with you!

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New Weekly Practice Group Book: Ajahn Sucitto’s Meditation: A Way of Awakening

Hi everyone, Mark Nunberg is now using Ajahn Sucitto’s book Meditation: A Way of Awakening, for the Weekly Practice Groups. You can download a copy of the book here.

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An Experience with A Twist of View

By Rebecca Fahey Oh what joy to have the rug pulled out from under me!  It looks like the rug, “my” rug, was the magic carpet constructed by a child’s need.  I’m learning to appreciate and celebrate the child’s ability

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