Thinking While Practicing

  An excerpt from Dhamma Everywhere by Sayadaw U Tejaniya So, should you think or not think while practicing? You should be watchful of the kinds of thoughts that will increase craving, aversion, or delusion. When people say there shouldn’t be ... Read more

Powerful Love

The heart qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity are known as the Brahma Viharas, or “Divine Abodes,” in the teachings of Buddhism.  The first of these heart qualities, loving-kindness or “Metta,” might be referred t... Read more

Living from the Heart

Metta is a Pali word that means lovingkindness, friendliness, goodwill or benevolence.  And while it is a foreign word to us, it not a foreign mindstate, it is a human quality that can be practiced and developed. It is practiced in meditation by repeati... Read more

Indigenous, My Journey Home

As I sit in contemplation writing the sentiments of my heart, I want to acknowledge that I am sitting on the traditional homelands of the Tongva peoples.  I take this moment to recognize and honor their dedication to love, life and the land. I celebr... Read more

Cultivating Harmony

We are so happy to be offering the first Essentials of Mindfulness Meditation class for the Neurodiverse Community. For all of us, being amongst like-minded people can support us in feeling a sense of belonging. To be recognized, welcomed, accepted, and... Read more