HELLO AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S ONLINE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER!
UPCOMING SUNDAY ONLINE WORKSHOP
“Primordial or fundamental esteem originates from our true nature. It illuminates and nurtures our personality and experience of the world when we find ways to open the conduit to the source. We will learn practices using imagination and presence that invoke and evoke such unconditional esteem, which is tender, not a guarantee of an outcome, but a quality that is like a companion which we can rely on.”
We hope you can join us! Register here.
As you know, our Saturday Morning Healing and Compassion Practices sessions are to the public! Please join us and feel free to bring a friend! Email Janet for the link!
1st Saturday of the month: Maitri and Compassion Practice
2nd Saturday of the month: Just Like Me Practice
3rd Saturday of the month: Self Compassion Practice
4th/5th Saturday of the month: Tonglen/Maitri Bhavana*
*Maitri Bhavana will always be the last Saturday of the month unless there is a special request for it at another time. If there are five Saturdays, we’ll do a different compassion/healing practice on the 4th Saturday.
I can’t say often enough how grateful and proud I am of my students, these beautiful beings who spend time every Saturday morning doing healing and compassion practices, opening their hearts and dissolving the barriers between self and other. This past Saturday was Just Like Me practice (links to a recording of the practice from a previous week if you’d like to listen!)
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!)
- Weekly Social Meditation Gathering, Wednesday August 18, 7:30-9:00 pm Eastern. (Open to all! Email Janet for the link!)
- Self Compassion Healing and Compassion Practice, Saturday, August 21, 2021, 9:00-9:30 am Eastern. Open to all! Email Janet for the link!
- Sadhana of Mahamudra, Saturday, August 21, 2021, 7:30-8:30 pm Eastern.
- Sunday Morning Curriculum Study Group, Sunday, August 22, 2021, 10-11 am Eastern. We’ll continue exploring the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva with Verse 4 Abandoning Attachment to this Life.
- 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.
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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.
Here is a summary of what monthly membership includes:
Your membership also helps support my teaching activities, which allows me to create even more resources for you.
The wonderful thing about the practice of meditation is that you can use it to do just about anything, because we do everything with our heart and mind. Our entire experience of how we perceive the world is governed by how we work with our own heart and mind.
Meditation really does turn being alive into an art form. It doesn’t mean all of our problems go away, or our suffering, but the way we work with them changes, and it is a delight for me to help people realize and fulfil their potential.
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! How might this optimize your wellbeing?!
Here is a list of what you might like to focus or be supported in during meditation coaching
You can also book a session here.
From our Sunday Morning Curriculum Study of The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Verse 3 Relying on Solitude
What arises for you as you reflect on these words? This coming week you might be curious about the ways in which you are able to meet yourself and your experience, and the ways in which you turn away. At the end of the week, perhaps you’d like to journal about what you discovered. Be really gentle with yourself as you do this, like an archeologist searching for buried treasures!
Before you leave, let’s take a Mindful Moment together!
See you next week!