Practices

Contemporary Session Prayers

passage from text:
Goodness comes from this practice now done.
Let me not hold it just in me.
Let it spread to all that is known
And awaken good throughout the world.


Practices

Five-Step Mindfulness Practice

passage from text:
Breathing in I feel this emotion/pain/problem
Breathing out I feel this emotion


Meditation Timers

Each timer begins with 5 minutes of silence for you to say any opening prayers or chants, and let your mind settle. Then the session begins with three chimes. This is followed by silence for the selected number of minutes. The recording concludes with three more chimes to end the session.


Podcast with transcript

Mountain, Sea, and Sky (transcribed)

A series of guided meditations beginning with “body like a mountain”, opening to the experience of the body sitting, free from any kind of effort, and grounding awareness in the present. With “breath like the sea”, opening to the constant movement of the breath, like the waves in the sea, up and down. Finally, “mind like the sky”, receiving everything that arises and not reacting or controlling. Participant experience at each stage of the process.


Practices

Practice Instructions: Taking and Sending

passage from text:
As you grow accustomed to this exchange, and that may take a while, you come to rest in a different way, in a profound acceptance of the pain of the world and the struggles that comprise most people’s lives. In that acceptance, there is a quiet joy, a joy in the wonder of life itself.


Practices

Traditional Session Prayers

passage from text:
This precious human form is difficult to obtain and embodies opportunities and resources.
Give me energy to realize its potential.