This basic mindfulness meditation brings awareness to breathing, amidst whatever the heart and mind are also experiencing.
This basic mindfulness meditation brings awareness into the body, amidst whatever the heart and mind are also experiencing.
This sermon, given at the Unitarian Universalist church on Nantucket in August of 2015, explores the use of negative space in art and Japanese design as metaphors for a spacious and open mind. Ideas and anecdotes from clinical mindfulness and contemplative dance will be shared, as well as potential applications for social justice.
This sermon, given at the Unitarian Universalist church on Nantucket in August of 2014, draws from traditional Buddhist teachings on impermanence and interconnection to situate the human being within the natural world, as nature aware of itself. Highlighted themes include flowing with the process and preserving spaciousness. Sources include the Pali Canon, Greek literature, human biology, and a recent TED talk as the sermon interweaves various voices and reflections with vignettes from the speaker’s own life.
Remarks I gave on the Mindfulness Allies Project at the Conference of Buddhist Chaplains from the UK and US, held at Oxford University in March of 2014.