Yin Mantras for Teaching and Life

So pleased to launch a new teaching resource here on my website called Yin Mantras … Yintelligence for teaching, practice, and life. Please feel free to download them, share as you’d like, and use personally as objects of inspiration and meditation on your journey Though simple, mantras can be powerful tools which help us to see and feel more deeply …

Meditative Moment 3.9.15

MEDITATIVE MOMENT The Tibetans have a great word called Shenpa, and you can think of it like the sticky tempting charged feeling b/t something that happens (you get criticized) and you reacting (lashing out at the person). It’s “getting hooked” and we all know the feeling! Being able to insert just a bit of space b/t stimulus and response can …

Meditative Moment 2.4.15

Increased gray-matter density in the hippocampus, the area of learning, memory, self-awareness, compassion, & introspection. Decrease of gray matter in area associated w/stress & anxiety. Healthier telomeres (caps on the end of chromosomes), thus healthier DNA. Increased compassion & empathy due to activated insula area of brain. THIS IS A BRAIN ON MEDITATION. Neuroscientist or not, it’s easy to see …

Meditative Moment 1.30.15

In a concentration meditation, we select an object of focus for our attention. The object you choose to meditate on might be your in-breath or out-breath, or maybe sensations in your body, or an object in the room. Ajahn Brahm suggests NOT meditating on candles though – they’ll burn your bottom.