Shamata Practice

Shamata Practice Shamata is a preliminary practice that prepares the mind for deeper and more profound meditation. It translates to ‘Calm Abiding’. This practice is designed to build focus and attention. First we discuss posture, as meditation posture is...

Healing Anxiety with Mindfulness 7 – Avoidance

The Lie of Avoidance Avoidance tells us that we will be safer if we ignore and avoid a particular situation. Deep down, we know we need to deal with the situation eventually. This creates more struggle, and binds our prana in unhelpful ways.

Healing Anxiety with Mindfulness 6 – Impermanance

Clinging and Impermanence One of the big cosmic truths that we need to wrap our head around in order to reduce our suffering, is impermanence. Nothing lasts in this world. A lot of our anxiety is about clinging and trying to resist change. The more we can contemplate...

Healing Anxiety with Mindfulness 5 – Radiance Sutra #80

Dancing Ground (Sutra 80) Sukhe Duhkhe Madhye That space is bad This space is good That space is bad This space is good The ride is rough Or the going is smooth The ride is rough Or the going is smooth We are thrown into suffering We are thrown into joy Beloved soul...