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mindfulness and community

Mindfulness and Community- The ‘Nothing to Do, Nowhere to Go’ Club

I have sangha envy. Well, I’ve had sangha envy for some time. My best friend completed the MSc: Studies in ...
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Walking Meditation

The Splendour of Autumn: A Walking Meditation

Yesterday my daughter asked me where all of the Autumn decorations were. She wanted to swag the house out in ...
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what is mindfulness

What is mindfulness? It’s not quicksand!

What is mindfulness? It's not quicksand... Facebook memes can be incredibly cliché; however, one that seemed to speak to me, ...
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joy

Experiencing Joy: A Foreboding Mindfulness Practice

Experiencing Joy: A Foreboding Mindfulness Practice A few days ago, I was sitting in my kitchen with my two best ...
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music and mindfulness for children

Where is Love? Music and Mindfulness for Children

Last year I was lucky to be invited to facilitate “music and mindfulness” for children sessions, three mornings each week, ...
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teacher

The Courage to Teach: Teaching Mindfulness

Who are you as a teacher? Join us for ‘The Courage to Teach’ I’ve been a teacher for most of ...
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Mindful Singing

Mindful Singing: Moving Beyond the Small ‘I’

I did wonder what they would make of it when I offered to lead/facilitate some mindful singing at the Joyful ...
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mindfulness for mothers

Mindfulness for Mothers: Self-Compassion – the perfect medicine for a mother’s heart

I want to share with you a poignant moment which came not long after the birth of my son. I ...
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Heather’s Musings

meditation retreat

The Running Commentary- Reflections from a Meditation Retreat

The running commentary- Reflections from a meditation retreat   I have just finished a week-long meditation retreat at Samye Ling ...
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insight meditation

Busy or ‘Be’? An Insight Meditation

 Busy or 'Be? An Insight Meditation This week I am busy again, with year- end accounts, many meetings to prepare ...
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insight meditation

Insight Meditation- an attitude of ‘I don’t know’

This past weekend I was working at Samye Ling with Choden and Alan from the Mindfulness Association and Colette from ...
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Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty Nest Syndrome

This last week my husband and I dropped our only daughter off at University. It has always been part of ...
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Kristine’s WonderWords

The bright field

The bright field

I have seen the sun break through to illuminate a small field for a while, and gone my way and ...
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The second music - Annie Lighthart

The second music – Annie Lighthart

Now I understand that there are two melodies playing, one below the other, one easier to hear, the other lower, ...
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Smart Cookie - Richard Schiffman

Smart Cookie – Richard Schiffman

(after Wallace Stevens) The fortune that you seek is in another cookie, was my fortune. So I’ll be equally frank—the ...
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The good news - Thich Nhat Hanh

The good news – Thich Nhat Hanh

The good news they do not print. The good news we do print. We have a special edition every moment, ...
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