Cultivating Compassion: Opening Our Hearts – Lovingkindness for Our Loved Ones & Selves

This week’s talk begins with a brief settling and intention setting practice. Intention is our innate capacity to harness and direct our energy and effort at will. And as shared in session 1, intention is one of the three pillars of mindfulness – intention, attention and attitude. We began this series of talks with theContinue reading “Cultivating Compassion: Opening Our Hearts – Lovingkindness for Our Loved Ones & Selves”

Cultivating Courage: Listening With Kind Curiosity & Loving Presence

This is the second of an eight talk series on engaged mindfulness and compassion practices. We began this second gathering of the Engaged Mindfulness Meditation group with a brief grounding practice. I invite you to listen to it (ends at minute 3.30) or read it below and gift yourself a few minutes of loving presence.Continue reading “Cultivating Courage: Listening With Kind Curiosity & Loving Presence”

Cultivating Courage: Finding Refuge in the Body & Breath

This is the first of an eight talk series on engaged mindfulness and compassion practices. These will be posted every Friday following each gathering of the Engaged Mindfulness Meditation Group. Frank Ostaseki, co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project and author of The Five Invitations, shares, “The object of meditation isn’t to change ourselves, to throwContinue reading “Cultivating Courage: Finding Refuge in the Body & Breath”