All posts tagged: loving-kindness

Reclaiming a Healthy Mind: Meditation in Modern Life

by Loden Nyima // Many of us come to meditation to rejuvenate and recharge, to deepen and grow, or for relief from the stress, turmoil, and destabilization of modern life. While it’s not a panacea, our intuition is true that it can go a long way. It can also help inform and empower wise, kind, choices and actions that make positive change in our own lives and those of others. The good news is, our minds are naturally free, peaceful, open, strong, and brimming with insight and love trying to come out. The bad news is, we’re living interdependently with conditions in our world which may not be so encouraging to experiencing that. This is where meditation and especially even short retreats may help. We may be impacted by constant technological bombardment, toxic messaging, over-extended workplaces that rarely end at the office, a natural environment in crisis and that we spend less time in, economic and political woes, relational strains, global conflict and injustice, the pandemic, and more. These can leave us feeling exhausted, wounded, …

Flowing with the Seasons

By Heather Lindemann The realities of living in our modern culture can often impose a quick pace that is focused on “doing.” From getting to the next meeting to answering e-mails or texts, to checking off items on the never-ending to-do list, it’s easy to get consumed by the forward-moving cadence of a “productive” life.  The natural flow of the seasons offers us another way to move through our day While the to-do list might remain, we can also align our movement, intention, and practices with the energy of the seasons as a way to slow down and harmonize with the innate rhythms of Mother Nature. By connecting with the subtle energies of the Earth, we create a flow in our daily lives that boosts our innate superpowers and fosters ease and a sense of calm within our busy and over-scheduled lives. Alignment to the seasonal flow isn’t a new concept. Ancient cultures prayed, celebrated, worshiped, and built monuments to synch with the summer and winter solstices as well as the fall and spring equinoxes. …