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Flirting

by Liz Hobbs Come now, little old lady. Come and sit quietly here in this rocking chair beside me. Tell me: are you sailing at last into quiet waters, your mind a spacious okay with what is? Your old dog following behind? No! Oh come now! At your age? A new boat? You? crawling through … read on

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Qualities of Reflective Meditation

By Bill Cooper Several months ago I received a paper called “Fundamentals/The Ground,” which was written by several teachers in reflective meditation. I would like to use some of these ideas to further explore what we mean by the term “reflective meditation.” The first question to consider is this new name of reflective meditation. What … read on

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Quirkyalone

From Linda Modaro It’s really a word, in the Urban Dictionary. Although it pertains to being (or not being) in a relationship, I think we could ‘take it up’ as a meditator’s word and add it to Nelly’s Glossary. How would you define it?

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Analysis of ‘That’s Taboo’

by Linda Modaro My contribution to the eJournal was three ‘guided’ meditations which I created based on the practice of Reflective Meditation. In That’s Taboo I present our meditation instructions as “Our story is that we want to hear your story.” Not your typical meditation instruction, eh? We want you to sit with your stories … read on

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Anatta

By Nelly Kaufer The topic of anatta is a difficult topic to talk about without creating misconceptions or reducing meaning. The common translation of anatta as “no self” is misleading. Although a mouthful, let’s consider anatta as “no enduring, unchanging self.” Our sense of self, who we are, is fluid. It changes over time and … read on

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Receptive Listening

My contribution to the eJournal was three ‘guided’ meditations which I created based on the practice of Reflective Meditation. In That’s Taboo I present our meditation instructions as “Our story is that we want to hear your story.” Not your typical meditation instruction, eh? Link to full article

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LOVE

from Linda Modaro I stopped using the word when I started studying Buddhism. Not because anyone told me to explicitly, but because it seemed to belong to Christianity, my religion of birth (Jesus said it and that meeting is down the hall!). So, I adapted to the language of the Buddha and spoke of compassion, loving-kindness, sympathetic joy, … read on

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2017 July Reflections

by Linda Modaro Like awareness, a photograph can catch a moment in time, say a thousand words, and express a mixture of mood and feeling.  The view co-mingles with clarity, shadows, and other unknown elements. Full Article