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Tag: mind training

Your thoughts are like the artist’s brush. They create a personal picture of the reality you live in.”

Your thoughts are like the artist’s brush. They create a personal picture of the reality you live in.” Syd Banks When you slow your mind down and consider what thoughts loop through time and time again, what comes up? I spent many years telling myself that…

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Lojong Slogan 46~Pay heed that the three never wane

This is part 46 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique. The three principles of the practice of Lojong are devotion, appreciation and discipline. This slogan gets to the point that our inspiration to practice loving kindness and compassion comes and…

Lojong Slogan 44 ~Train in the Three Difficulties

This is part 44 of my series on Lojong: A Buddhist mind training technique The Lojong slogans are all about getting to loving kindness in our thoughts and actions. All too often we come up against obstacles to finding that sort of calm and…

International Yoga Day

June 21st marks International Yoga Day. The United Nations General Assembly declared this day of celebration in 2015 after a proposal by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his address, Modi said: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. This tradition is…

Lojong Slogan 43 ~ Observe these two, even at the risk of your life

This is part 43 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique. There are two vows that one takes on the Buddhist path: the refuge vow and the bodhisattva vow. At their root, these vows are to work on oneself and to…

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My Better Half

Always remember you are enough.

Lojong Slogan 41~Two Activities: One at the Beginning, One at the End

This is part 41 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique to bring us closer to enlightenment. This slogan asks that each morning upon waking we consider what we can do to practice lojong. When we set our intention to become…

Teachers

  It is often said that our greatest teachers are those with whom we have a troubled relationship. Workplaces are one place we encounter these relationships with frequency. It doesn’t matter where we work, there seems to always be that one person who makes…

You're Not Alone

When I took my yoga teacher training on of the comments the Swamiji made stuck with me: We’re lucky to have an eighth of a second with no thoughts. An eighth of a second! Celebrate the times when you are able to observe your…