Hello and welcome to this week’s online weekly newsletter!
Sunday Online Workshop
Bonding or attachment to your caregiver is an essential physical survival need for infants and children. And the ensuing resourcing we get from social validation or co-regulation is essential throughout our lives. In Buddhist practice we learn about non-attachment and the power of letting go. In this workshop, we will explore how these two approaches actually pose no contradiction, but rather inform us in how to unite pro-social behaviors and spiritual development in a way that avoids attachment to non-attachment and other misunderstandings, as well as helping us validate the importance of our emotional lives and the richness meaning and wisdom inherent in our emotional and social being.
Hope you can join us! Register here.
Let’s take a Mindful Moment together right now and…
New Series On the Blog
Over the past month, I’ve been sharing a practice called “Come Back To Your Senses” as a series of blog posts. There are several different ways to practice with this. You could choose one sense a day over the course of a week, or you could stay with one sense for an entire week. Let us know how you decide to work with it, we’d love to hear from you!
If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out! And share it with friends!
Mindfulness and Awareness
Come Back To Your Senses Introduction
Come Back To Your Senses – Sight
Come Back To Your Senses – Sound
Come Back To Your Senses – Smell
Come Back To Your Senses – Taste
Come Back To Your Senses – Touch
Come Back To Your Senses – The Sky of the Senses
For Online Sangha Members
Coming up this week on the Members’ Calendar:
- Morning Sitting 7:30 am Eastern Monday-Friday (and most weekends, check with Janet!)
- Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 7:30-9:00 pm Eastern: Weekly Social Meditation Gathering. (Open to all! Email Janet for the link!)
- Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9:00-9:30 am and *1:00-1:30 pm Eastern: Maitri Bhavana (Healing and Compassion Practices) *NOTE NEW PRACTICE ADDED!!
- Sunday, June 13, 2021, 10-11 am Eastern Sunday Morning Curriculum Study Group. This week we’ll explore the Lojong slogan “Self Liberate Even The Antidote.” (Available on blog mid week!)
Please visit our Online Sangha Members’ Area here (sign in required) to see the calendar with links for the Weekly Online Social Meditation Gatherings, Sunday Morning Curriculum Study Circle, Daily Sangha Sitting Schedule, and upcoming Sadhana of Mahamudra practices, as well as the Videoblog Archive and Weekly Practices and Contemplations from our Sunday Morning Curriculum Study Circle.
As noted above, we are adding a second Maitri Bhavana and Healing and Compassion Practice session, on Saturdays from 1:00-1:30 pm Eastern to accommodate more time zones. Join us for either or both sessions!
Not a member yet?
Discover presence, discover yourself, discover community, and take meditation practice beyond an app to a much deeper level with a monthly membership! Learn more in this video.
We’d love for you to join us! Monthly online sangha membership is such a beautiful way to support your own and others’ practice, with lots of opportunities to sit together, learn together, and laugh together. Your membership also helps support my teaching activities, which allows me to create even more resources for you.
How is your meditation practice going? What is coming up for you as you practice? What obstacles are you encountering? Where would you like to feel more confident?
Here is a video with more information about meditation coaching and how it can help you learn which mindfulness and awareness techniques can best help you navigate your life, unlock obstacles, and grow in your potential in all areas of your life! You can also book a session here.
From the Lojong Slogan, Examine The Nature of Unborn Awareness, which members of our Online Sangha discussed on Sunday morning.
This coming week see if can notice the lack of thoughts, or the space between them. What do you notice about awareness itself?
As you go about your day, ask yourself…
We’re really grateful you’re here! See you next time!