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U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy Okay. Smith’s Soulful Meditation on the Looping, Haunting Mystery of Being – Brain Pickings

“There is, in sanest hours, a consciousness, a thought that rises, independent, lifted out from all else, calm, like the stars, shining eternal,” Walt Whitman wrote as he contemplated identity and the paradox of the self — that all-pervading yet ever-shifting sieve of feelings, beliefs, values, memories, and sensibilities through …

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Dharana Explained: The Second Step Toward Meditation

What does it look like to be totally focused during your yoga practice? Introducing the second step toward meditation: one-pointed concentration. This is called Dharana in the Yoga Sutras. Dharana is first mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as part of the eight-limbed path of Ashtanga Yoga. Dharana is …

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Choose A Meditation Practice You’ll Stick With

In 2019, meditation isn’t exactly mysterious. Given the evidence, we all know we should meditate. Modern life is demanding and stressful, and in a lot of ways meditation is the perfect antidote. But while having the intention to meditate is one thing, establishing and maintaining a regular practice is another …

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Guided Gratitude Meditation – One Mind Dharma

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Guided Gratitude Meditation (Last Updated On: May 8, 2019) Today’s meditation is a guided gratitude meditation. Although this is not a traditional Buddhist practice, gratitude is a quality that can support our wellbeing deeply. We will use the same format we often use when working with the brahma-viharas, repeating phrases …

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Meditation as a Journey to the Unknowable

Meditation as a Journey to the Unknowable

Meditation is a journey into the unknowable. The practice of sitting and being perfectly free, unattached and nonreactive allows all of the concepts of our mind to fall away. You see, we live in a largely conceptual reality. What is Conceptual Reality? The vast majority of what we experience are …

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