The 4 Immeasurables: Practices to Open the Heart  – B. Alan Wallace

In the blog category “Book Reviews”, I will review many classic books written by teachers and practitioners of mindfulness meditation. I have been reading such books for more than 2 decades now. I will systematically review these books, one by one, so that it may help readers of this blog make informed decision about purchasing them and learning …

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The Blooming of a Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh

In the blog category “Book Reviews”, I will review many classic books written by teachers and practitioners of mindfulness meditation. I have been reading such books for more than 2 decades now. I will systematically review these books, one by one, so that it may help readers of this blog make informed decision about purchasing them …

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Practicing the 4 Limitless Qualities along with YouTube’s “A Day in the Life – 2020” film

4 Limitless Qualities

Four of the most important virtues within Buddhism are the “Limitless Qualities” because they represent love and goodwill toward all sentient beings, without limit. These are also called the “4 Divine Abodes”. These 4 qualities unlock unlimited potential for contentment, connectedness within us and connectedness with other sentient beings around us.

These 4 prized emotions or mind states give us a framework to cultivate positive behaviors and minimize harmful ones. They are called the “Divine abodes” because they are …

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Introduction to Mindfulness – Webinar Series

I work for PeaceHealth; a Vancouver, WA based not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth’s “Healthy You” program provides classes, tools and tips to help and inspire members of our communities on their health journey.

As part of “Healthy You” offering, I conducted a series of 8 hour-long webinars on many different aspects of mindfulness practice. The first webinar was conducted in March 2020 and the final webinar was conducted in July 2020. Each webinar …

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Loving Kindness and Forgiveness – III

Steps for performing Loving Kindness meditation for someone who has hurt or harmed us

Here are the steps you need to follow to perform this meditation:

Step 1) Remember to use phrases like the ones listed below for this practice. Choose ones that resonate with you deeply.

May you be happyMay you be peacefulMay you live with ease

Step 2) Synchronize the practice with your breath:

While inhaling say “May you be”While exhaling say “happy”

Step 3) Now, focus your attention exclusively on yourself. Remember that …

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