Meditation

Meditation in January 2019

Meditation in January 2019

Hi Everybody, our first Sunday Morning meditation will be January 6th at 10:30 am at Arrive Yoga and Mindfulness, 105 Wyndham St. North. It is drop-in and by donation. All are welcome! I will also be starting my six week…

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!…

Working with Difficult Conditions

Working with Difficult Conditions

“I will not (merely) be a victim of circumstance.” “I will transform each difficult condition into a path.” – a path of finding a solution to the problem or adapting to the new circumstances. – a path of discovering insights…

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 “Joy for Others” Meditation

A “Joy for Others” Meditation

“A shared joy is a double joy.” Swedish Proverb Here is a brief “Joy for Others” meditation: In the morning, recite: “I look forward to seeing the happiness, kindness and success of others.” x7 During the course of the day,…

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…

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…

Exchanging Your Self for Others

Exchanging Your Self for Others

“May I think about others more than myself.” “May I think about the happiness of others, more than my own.” “May I think about the pain and suffering of others, more than my own.”

Self Acceptance

Self Acceptance

“I accept myself as I am and as I change.” “I respect myself as I am and as I change.”