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Meditating On Compassion With Tonglen

Tonglen is a powerful technique for developing compassion and going beyond ego. Tonglen is a well-known method originating from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The name Tonglen means “giving and receiving” - it is a...
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Herbs for Ritual Purification

The autumn is certainly a time of change. Brilliant hues of yellow, orange, and red glow in the afternoon sunlight. This energizing color experience gives way to quiet stillness as nature takes a break...
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Winter Running Tips

Just because the weather gets cold and it might even snow during winter, it doesn’t mean you should modify your training schedule. Indeed, winter running may prove to be a bit more difficult than...
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Meditating On The Essence Of Christmas

Year after year I would dread the approach of the holiday season. The stress and chaos that accompanies this time of year always overwhelmed me and I began to see Christmas as a materialistic,...
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Riding The New Years Energy Wave

This holiday season I took part in a powerful 10-day meditation retreat. The first nine days were an incredible opportunity to go inward, reflect and deepen my meditation practice, but the real jewel of...