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Culture, Mindfulness

Louis CK on Mindfulness

Louis CK explains mindfulness in a sincere and truly relatable way, without ever saying the word mindful.

January 16, 2017 ×

Buddhism, Culture, Mindfulness

The Dalai Lama on Tweeting – Applying Mindfulness to Social Media

By now, the story is a well-recited one in Buddhist, meditation and mindfulness communities in the West. At a 1990 conference in Dharamsala, Sharon Salzberg, the initiator of the now famous interaction with the Dalai Lama, asked the question, ‘What do you think about self-hatred?’.

September 5, 2015 ×

Culture, Mindfulness

The Unfashionable Practice of Paying Attention

These days, there sure is a lot of hype about mindfulness. As the yoga pant Mecca of North America, Vancouver is a flurry of meditation and yoga activity – in daily conversation, blogs, news, advertisements, and often incorporated into routines. You just can’t get away from it.

March 10, 2015 ×

Buddhism, Culture, Mindfulness

A Reflection on Making Changes in the New Year

January brings a barrage of articles about how to keep your new year’s resolutions, and how to effect long-term change. It’s like watching the same train wreck, year after year. January: Goal set. March: Goal, what goal?

I am guilty.  Resolutions I have made for the new year are rarely fulfilled – I don’t make them any more – and reading these regurgitated strategies about how to keep resolutions, year after year, remind me of my past failings and make me wonder, do these work for anyone? Yet, not only do I still read these articles when they are picked up by my Feedly, I actively search them out with the hopes that someday, someone will write something new, something with a little more substance.

January 7, 2015 ×