Dharma Teachings, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

Why Our Lives Are Not a Journey

https://vimeo.com/176370337 This video is a gift. The imagery may be a little over the top but the words and adorable British accent and candid tone of Zen teacher Alan Watts are well worth 4 and a half minutes of your day. Our cultural conditioning has us in a rat race. Achieve, achieve, achieve! Win! Don't… Continue reading Why Our Lives Are Not a Journey

Mindfulness

Mindfulness for Beginners: Anchoring to the Present Moment

Mindfulness is more than awareness of the present and “letting go of the past and future”—it’s a daily practice that helps us develop loving kindness and compassion, as well as equanimity, patience and focus. When we think of “meditation,” we often visualize a person sitting in lotus position with their fingers perched on their knees… Continue reading Mindfulness for Beginners: Anchoring to the Present Moment