To continue our exploration of healing meditations, I want to touch on the art of remembering as another aspect of mindfulness. Here, we train ourselves to be mindful of some basic facts of life. This, in Buddhism, comes under the cultivation of the correct view. The point is that if we can remember and stay [...]
Rejoicing is the act of letting joy back into our life. It creates the favourable environment for healing by lightening [...]
When we are afflicted with pain and suffering, physical and mental, we naturally look for their causes or some explanations as to why this is happening to us. The standard Buddhist answer is, of course, karma. Not wishing to enter into the complexities and intricacies of the karma teaching, I nonetheless like to share [...]
Healing is, in part, the letting go of our clinging to the past, the future, or a reality that won’t come true. It isn’t the giving up of hope, but a setting aside of unrealistic expectations. The Buddha has identified the source of our suffering and heartache as our clinging mind, or what I like [...]
Sometimes we need to let loose a bit in our meditation in order to let in (or out) something beneficial. One of my favourite is this body of light meditation. It allows me to bring my power of imagination into my mindfulness of breathing practice; the end-result is usually unexpected.
Who knows when a [...]
During April and May 2012, I led a 8-week healing meditation group to introduce people to different meditation techniques. Each week we explore two meditations, which help us relate to different aspects of our illness and difficulties or refocus on the positive, uplifting aspects of our lives.
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