Waking Up to Serenity

Waking Up to Serenity

If you’re reading this, you’re not alone. At minimum, you’re attached to the internet, hearing the voices and seeing the faces and reading the word...
Waking Up to Serenity

Waking Up to Serenity

If you’re reading this, you’re not alone. At minimum, you’re attached to the internet, hearing the voices and seeing the faces and reading the word...
The 4 Seated Meditation Positions

The 4 Seated Meditation Positions

The goal of meditation is to connect the mind, body, and spirit. By taking these moments out of our day, we eventually unlock an inner sense of sel...
Is It Someone I Know?

Is It Someone I Know?

This morning, a fire truck went by, sirens blaring. Yesterday, walking downtown, I saw two ambulances and heard another a few streets away. Every t...
How to Choose Which Meditation Bench is Right for You

How to Choose Which Meditation Bench is Right for You

Who should use a meditation bench and why? All of our meditation benches are designed to increase comfort while in the seiza position. Seiza is a s...
Enough Really Is Enough

Enough Really Is Enough

In “The Eight Awakenings of Great Beings,” Dogen, the founder of Soto Zen in Japan, wrote that the second is “knowing how much is enough.” He quote...
The Practice of Now

The Practice of Now

I recently stumbled across a picture of myself from high school, right around the age when I started meditating. This was around 1990, and you can ...
All That We Want

All That We Want

What do you want? Right now? There’s a chance, if you’re in a comfortable, quiet spot, maybe holding a cup of coffee in your hand as you read this,...
The Spiritual Practice of Being a Grown-Up

The Spiritual Practice of Being a Grown-Up

It is said that at the end of the Buddha’s life, he gave a teaching about eight awarenesses that are present in “great beings.” The teaching appear...
What is Theravada Buddhism?

What is Theravada Buddhism?

Buddhism is divided into 3 main schools: Vajrayana, Mahayana, and Theravada. The three schools are largely similar and share the same core values o...
How to Create a Sacred Space In Your Own Home

How to Create a Sacred Space In Your Own Home

A sacred space is a place dedicated to connecting with yourself and your inner spirit. It is a place of deep personal significance, and, therefore,...
Avalokiteshvara, The Bodhisattva of Compassion

Avalokiteshvara, The Bodhisattva of Compassion

In Buddhism, Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig, is known as the bodhisattva of compassion. A bodhisattva is a being who has completed their journey tow...