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Friday, December 23, 2011

Talk: Rightsize your Heart

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know that this is part of a teacher-training program, so there's commentary at the end on the teaching style.

Talk: Mindfulness of Body

Our Bodies, Our (enlightened)Selves

know that this talk was given as part of the teacher-training program at the Interdependence Project so it includes comments on pedagogy at the end.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A joyful mind is very ordinary

Appreciate everything, including the ordinary. That's how to click in with joyfulness or cheerfulness. Curiosity encourages cheering up. Pema Chodron

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Just be

There's so much to do at this time of year, even more than for the rest of the year.

Meditation happens when you let go of "to do" and connect with "to be."

  • To be with the breath
  • To be in touch with the heart
  • To be present in the moment
  • To be kind to whatever arises
Wherever you are, stop and be there.

Then go.

When we are too hard on ourselves and think we aren’t “doing it right”, we keep ourselves cut off from our true nature which is basically good, decent, whole, and awake. Well-being and happiness isn’t something out there we have to struggle towards-- it’s an inherent aspect of who and what we already are. When we make friends with ourselves and learn that our minds and our thoughts are not the enemy, this clarity shines through the way the sun does after a storm.

Lawrence Grecco

Monday, December 5, 2011

wednesday, dec. 7 "Right-size Your Heart"

or How the Grinch Got his Groove Back and Got onto the Bodhisattva Path.

A preview of my latest talk before its NYC debut

Sunday, December 4, 2011

when we meditate

it's not love that we're looking for -- it's the things that prevent us from feeling love (and loved and loving)
--vinny ferraro