New York Buddha Dharma and AWAKENEWYORK, under the auspices of the Westchester Dharma Center, present :
MEDITATION FOR REAL LIFE Fall Mindfulness/Awareness Training Intensive
PLACE: Aligned Center 2 Bridge St. Irvington, NY.
TIME: Fri October 6, 7-9 and Sat Cct 7, 10 – 6pm
DONATION: $35.00 (pay what you can afford)… Read the rest
This cowboy title of this law was made famous in the Trevon Martin case in 2012. It has since become a symbol of what can be called defensive aggression. Agressively defending MY gound, MY country, MY people. And the more we defend our ground and the more we cling to things that are MINE, … Read the rest
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, … it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope…”
In pethaps the greatest run on sentence in literary history, Dickens … Read the rest
Stress is considered a detriment to health. Lowering stress is a commonly stated motivator bringing people to meditation. There we escape into interior landscapes of calm. We have apps that guide us into internal relaxation free of stress. This is all well and good until we get out in the street and someone buried in … Read the rest
Its a difficult time in the world. And its an easy time to try and find surety in aggression. This is a kind of reaction blindness. And when we react against reaction, its like blind leading blind – on steroids. But, when the going gets tough, perhaps the strong might become sane.
Our beautiful minds are vast and embued with great power. As such, they are a reservoir of great potential. However, we generally ignore this potential in lieu of problems we feel need to be fixed. The problem is these problems tend to birth more problems until our identity is fixed with fixing things. Our attention … Read the rest
Following the election. Our world feels different. Maybe broken. It’s a good time to find healing and strength in love and sanity. It was hard to fathom. The People have spoken. Only not the majority. Rather, some people have spoken, rather pointedly.
Now, all will quiet. It will calm. We will likely not build … Read the rest
Movement in the air. Cat races to the windows. Spirits rise awakened from moldering sleep. Trees stretch orange arms to the brisk skies of autumn. School again. Turning again. Elections again. Life reawakened into the change of change. Liminal spaces. Shadows crossing across the heart.… Read the rest
There was another mass killing. Which one was that? The terrorist? The Muslim who sympathized? The Syrian who was left out? The Kid in the night club? The white kid in the theater, or the best friends at school? Its getting so hard to keep count. Kids killing kids, cops killing kids, cops being killed, … Read the rest