How Mindfulness Propelled USA Olympic Water Polo Player Merrill Moses To The Olympics

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It’s one thing to play in a single Olympic Games–but add a second and then a third opportunity and then you wonder how Team USA Water Polo goalkeeper Merrill Moses, 38—and on the cusp of turning 39—remains physically sharp and mentally prepared to play a game where the majority of […] Source: How Mindfulness Propelled USA Olympic Water Polo Player …

ISmile 351 – When Hopelessness Rules

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This evening’s talk covers a range of topics but centers around the idea that hopelessness offers us freedom. This is covered by Pema Chodron in her book, When Things Fall Apart.   http://infinitesmile.org/Podcasts/wp-content/ISSWhenHopelessnessRules.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:16 — 77.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

My Meditation Binge, in a Nutshell

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In a city full of fitness and wellness tribes, it can be seemingly impossible to break into a new one — but not when it comes to joining the growing group of meditators. Last week, a New York Times article explored the “mainstream business practice and a kind of industry in its own right” that meditation has become. And though inclusive — …

Be Aware

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Thought this was interesting: “There are no nouns in the universe, only verbs. Everything is energy, nothing is real”, said Chopra in his opening remarks. Summarizing enlightenment, he said, “Be aware. This is the key to waking up.” Similarly, Tolle remarked, “Consciousness is where experience occurs. I am consciousness. Simply knowing that and slipping into the self beyond the self …

What Happens When Your Guru Disappears? – The Daily Beast

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I thought this was interesting. No one is immune to this kind of thing, especially teachers. It’s worth the read. What happens when the guru up and quits? The controversial American spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen did just that about two years ago, and his disappearing act became an enduring mystery in the New Age world. In June 2013, amid increasing allegations …

Oops…

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Sorry it’s taken so long to get back into the swing. Truth be told, we’ll be catching up for a while. The past couple of years have been interesting with growth on the part of Sangha participation and yet there’s been a steady withering away of our online presence. This is most likely because we simply let it slide. No …

Pointing Toward Enlightenment

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Calamity’s Twin

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The Realm Beyond Right and Wrong

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Days after the Boston bombing, Michael offered this talk about how all of us have the capacity to cling and become unconscious. He also points out that we all have the ability to move past clinging so that we can truly "run again" by looking outside of ourselves and by looking inside. The look inside, at both our darkness and …