The Mind That Siezes and Suffers

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled The Mind That Siezes and Suffers. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.
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How to Stick with Your Virtues and Good Purposes – Motivating Reflections

In this blog post I offer a few motivating reflections to help you stick to your virtues and good purposes: Reflect on the benefits to yourself of living from a virtue or purpose; do things to keep those benefits in mind (e.g., pictures of healthy people on the refrigerator, a list of reasons on a

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Friday Favorite

Ira Glass Speaking on being creative and why it takes so long to reach the level you will finally achieve.

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Reducing Craving by Taking in Core Interpersonal Supplies

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled Reducing Craving by Taking in Core Interpersonal Supplies. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching… [Read more...]

What is Mindful Presence?

This article is about developing the skill of mindful presence. Let’s unpack those two words, mindful presence. Mindfulness is simply a clear, non-judgmental awareness of your inner and outer worlds. In particular, it’s an awareness of the flow of experience in your inner world – an alert observing of your thoughts, emotions, body sensations, desires,

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Secure at the Edge of Now

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Secure at the Edge of Now. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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Three Refuges in This Undependable World

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled Three Refuges in This Undependable World. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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Cultivating Happiness

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Ask Dr. Nandi Show on Cultivating Happiness. I hope you enjoy it! Ask Dr. Nandi Cultivating Happiness – 361 from Ask Dr. Nandi on Vimeo.

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The Realm of Giving and Generosity

The specific meaning of “dana” is giving, which is related to the quality of “caga” (in Pali), or generosity. The one involves doing, while the other involves being. While this distinction is useful in its comprehensiveness, in actuality generosity and giving, being and doing, are intertwined and inextricable. Being is itself a kind of doing,

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Friday Favorite

A little determination can go a long way – as you’ll see in this short video. Enjoy!

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