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The Holidays

The Holidays

There will not be a meditation on Sunday December 17 and 24. We will have a session on December 31 at 10:30 am but not on January 7 2018.  We will start our regular sessions January 14. See you then!…

Some Big News!

Some Big News!

Jacqueline, my wife and I are taking over Living Yoga and Health, starting September the 1st. We will be having an opening party on September 9 from 1-3 pm, at the the studio at 105 Wyndham St N.. All are…

Adapt to Reality

Adapt to Reality

“I will adapt to ceaseless change.” paraphrase of old Samurai saying

What We Do Matters

What We Do Matters

What We Do Matters Prepare for the sit. Open with intention. Calm the mind. Recite 1, 10, 25, 50 or 100 times. “Everything is connected, therefore my actions matter.” See clearly, whatever arises. Close with intention.

A Brief Joy Meditation on Gratitude

A Brief Joy Meditation for the Morning “I look forward to the unknown blessings that are already on their way” X7 A Brief Joy Meditation for the Evening “I am grateful for the blessings of this day.” [Name two or…

A Compassion Meditation

A Compassion Meditation

“May I be free of pain and suffering.” x3 “May (my friend) Sally be free of pain and suffering.” x3 “May ‘the bank teller’ be free of pain and suffering.” x3 “May (my opponent) Mike be free of pain and…

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Here are three MBSR teachers. in the area: Barbara Wilkinson  http://www.barbarawilkinson.com/ and here is one that is OHIP covered in Kitchener: http://hannahsnidermd.com/services/mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-groups/ Also: Simon Peter K. Smith, C.Psych.Assoc. Phone: 519-836-1277 x310 Email: simon.smith.nps@gmail.com http://www.norfolkpsych.com/associates.aspx I took an 8-week program with Simon this fall….

Equanimity toward Difficult Beings

Equanimity toward Difficult Beings

“All beings are subject to intense and compulsive karmas (conditioning), therefore I take very little personally.” “I am subject to intense and compulsive karmas (conditioning), therefore I am very careful about my judgements and reactions.” “If you are only happy…

Equanimity towards Beings

Equanimity towards Beings: Recite each verse of the series 1, 5, 10 or 25 times. “I am the creator of my circles of cause and effect. My happiness and unhappiness depend upon my own actions and not upon the wishes…

A Short Lovingkindness Meditation

A Short Lovingkindness Meditation

These phrases are magical. Say them three times in the morning and three times at night, and your heart will grow and grow. You can say them more times, if you want. If you are inspired by your experience, please…