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Sublime Equanimity

Adapted from a talk by Gil Fronsdal, May 29th, 2004 and posted on http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/books-articles/articles/equanimity/ Equanimity is one of the most sublime emotions of Buddhist practice. It is the ground for wisdom and freedom and the protector of compassion and love. … Continue reading

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Buddhism in a Nutshell

From Thich Nhat Hanh’s 4 Brahma Vihara posted on “Buddhism in a Nutshell“ Thich Nhat Hanh’s 4 Brahma Vihara LOVE (Sanskrit: MAITRI; Pali: METTA) The first aspect of true love is maitri, the intention and capacity to offer joy and … Continue reading

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Rest in Center

From “Just One Thing” by Rick Hanson Why? Gravity and entropy are powerful processes in the natural world. Gravity draws things together, toward a center, while entropy scatters them into disorder. In much the same way, in our own lives, … Continue reading

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Letting Go is NOT Lackadaisical

Excerpt from TRAINING YOUR BRAIN by © Rick Hanson, PhD and Rick Mendius, MD Letting go is an action of the mind – just like letting go of a tissue into a trash can is an action of the hand. … Continue reading

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Sitting With Equanimity

Excerpt from “Calm Within” by Frank Jude Boccio For a formal practice to cultivate equanimity, begin with some calming breaths or a mantra meditation. Once you feel calm, reflect on your desire for happiness and freedom from suffering, both for … Continue reading

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