We All Want to be Happy

man standing by a mountain

We’ve just passed the 9/11 anniversary and you’ve probably heard a lot of remembrances about that day.  It’s the kind of event that you never forget where you were when you first learned about it.  I can even see in my minds eye where I was and the first images…

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What is Reflective Meditation?

Reflective Meditation is an open, receptive, less structured approach to insight meditation.  It is grounded in the earliest teachings of the Buddha. Hallmarks of the practice are: Gentleness Curiosity Flexibility The roots of this practice are to be found in the Buddha’s early teachings and are based on learning to…

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Getting Started

A sitting figure, possibly engaged in reflective meditation

Like any meditative practice, Reflective Meditation requires a significant commitment to realize the full benefits. However, getting started is easy. Here are some initial suggestions: Finding Structure Choose a comfortable position that you can hold for a period of time. Find a quiet place where you’re not likely to be…

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Patience and Compassion in Meditation

In this series of 5 classes we look at how patience and compassion arise in ours meditation and what conditions enhance and enlarge those experiences. What mind states are connected with patience and compassion? How do we see it in our daily lives? This class is open to people familiar with Reflective Meditation.

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