Meditation: Be Kind to Yourself

Photo by Suzi Marshall, Stocksy United. A three-step contemplation to give yourself the compassion you need (and deserve). Put both hands on your heart, pause, and feel their warmth. You can also put your hand [...]

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How to Practice Metta with Children

You’re never too young to practice loving-kindness. Gail Silver on how to teach metta to your kids. When I returned home after attending my first silent retreat, I was overflowing with loving-kindness and found [...]

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Find your fascination

"Every moment of life conceals wonders and miracles if we allow our attention to settle below the superficial." Photo by Kama Geuzalova My cat finds subtle rustlings in the baseboards fascinating—perhaps a mouse to [...]

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How to practice walking meditation

Illustrations by Tomi Um. Leslie Booker offers step-by-step instruction. In the four foundations of mindfulness, as laid out in the famed Satiphatthana Sutta, the Buddha offers four postures for practicing [...]