Thank you for reintroducing me to Tara Brach

Hello, I attended the 12pm Zoom sitting yesterday, Thursday 9/30. I’m coming back to my practice after a long break from an inconsistent practice to begin with. I’m sorry to say I don’t remember the name of yesterday’s facilitator, but I wanted to thank her so much for encouraging me to revisit Tara Brach’s work.Continue reading “Thank you for reintroducing me to Tara Brach”

Basic Mindfulness Meditation Instructions by Bob Stahl

Welcome Take a few moments to congratulate yourself for taking this time for meditation practice. Posture The recommendation for posture during meditation practice is to find a position in which you can be comfortable and fully alert. Some people prefer to sit in a chair or on a cushion on the floor, while others likeContinue reading “Basic Mindfulness Meditation Instructions by Bob Stahl”

Overview of the Pali Canon by Kim Allen

The meditation practices taught in the Insight movement trace their origins to the earliest known teachings of the Buddha. These discourses are part of the scriptures called the Pali Canon. This audio session offers an overview of the texts of the Pali Canon and some historical background on the development of Buddhism. We will alsoContinue reading “Overview of the Pali Canon by Kim Allen”

Finding Inspiration in the Dharma of Softball by Bruce Hyman

Those of us who have practiced a bit come to understand that practice must be integrated into life. It’s not about who can sit still the longest and stillest. Yet integration into life does not come about by willing it to happen, but by persistent and continued practice. Since the age of 5, I haveContinue reading “Finding Inspiration in the Dharma of Softball by Bruce Hyman”

How to Work with Challenges that Come Up During Meditation by Bob Stahl

When you formally practice mindfulness meditation, from time to time you’ll experience challenges that are considered hindrances to your growing practice. You will experience a wandering mind and at times, you will be occupied with states of wanting this or that, aversion, restlessness, sleepiness, or doubt. These challenges are common and even predictable for allContinue reading “How to Work with Challenges that Come Up During Meditation by Bob Stahl”

32 Parts of the Body Meditation by Bob Stahl

Within this fathom-long body with its thoughts and emotions lies our world I’s origin, it’s cessation, and the pathway to nibbana (freedom). The Buddha, — AN 4.45 In 1980, I traveled to Burma with my teacher, Dr. Rina Sircar to meet Venerable Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Sayadaw, a renowned forest meditation master. In my early 20’s when IContinue reading “32 Parts of the Body Meditation by Bob Stahl”

Instructions for Sitting Practice by Joseph Goldstein

Begin by sitting in a chair or on a cushion on the floor, with your back straight. Relax into your sitting posture with a few deep breaths. Allow the body and mind to become utterly relaxed while remaining very alert and attentive to the present moment. Feel the areas of your body that are tenseContinue reading “Instructions for Sitting Practice by Joseph Goldstein”