You are a warrior when you have the bravery to face who you are, without fear, embarassment, or denial. This warriorship is the basis of the spiritual path.
If you contemplate these traditional contemplations, the “four great reflections,” you will strengthen your intention to practice.
Author and Zen teacher Ezra Bayda say our Buddhist practice involves cultivating awareness of our addictions to comfort, self-judgement, thoughts, identities, and fears.
Geri Larkin tells us that when we honestly dare to be ordinary, the wisdom of the universe opens up for us. Joy happens. We feel free.
Scientists study phenomena. Meditators study experience. The two meet in a series of dialogues called Mind and Life, Jill Suttie reports.
Barry Boyce explores how architects are integrating contemplative practice into their spatial constructions.
Line Goguen-Hughes reports on colleges and universities offering contemplative alternatives to conventional forms of study.
Barry Boyce’s Mindful Society column from the September 2009 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine about educational mindfulness initiatives.
“We’re at the beginning of the development of a major new academic field”, says Professor Harold Roth about Contemplative Studies.
By using contemplative meditation, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, we can turn the thought of compassion into a reality.