Gender (Confusion?)

[Image: from the March 2018 energeticsynthesis.com newsletter ‘Law of Gender’ by Lisa Renee (creative commons 3.0 BY-SA)] Why and how has the topic of gender become so prevalent, pervasive and taken such precedence — appearing on forms, social media bios, etc., often with no opt-out, or room for comment — seemingly overnight, perhaps in aContinue reading “Gender (Confusion?)”

(Mostly Regular/Daily) Virtual Meditation Groups

As previously stated, fortunately or unfortunately, or both, or neither, Zoom services, studies groups, retreats and shorter practice periods are part of meditation practice for folks at this time. There are benefits to both solo meditation and practicing with a group. In a way, we all basically both arrive on earth alone and leave alone,Continue reading “(Mostly Regular/Daily) Virtual Meditation Groups”

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity February 10, 2021

Join meditation 7:00-7:45pm Wednesday, February 10th at http://FatCatLongevity.com downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House of Healing, St Charles, MO. We plan to start with brief instructions along with a discussion before and after. https://facebook.com/freyflow/ Mary’s House of Healing524 South Main StreetDownstairs at Fat Cat Longevity next to Peace Love Coffee…St. Charles, MO 63301 February 10,Continue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity February 10, 2021”

Is Reading This Blog Post Worth $10,000 An Hour?

Is this life activity, what ever it may be, worth $10,000 an hour? This seemingly outlandish question — at least at first anyway — came across my ears recently from a podcast with a former college who recommends continually asking this question. While our paths have mostly diverted — in very valid and beneficial waysContinue reading “Is Reading This Blog Post Worth $10,000 An Hour?”

Meditation Object Detractors

The extent of shaming and shameless proliferation in the meditating mind can sometimes be staggering. (Perhaps drawing inspiration from the hand sketched characters within the artwork from the Beastie Boy’s Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 record) what’s listed below are various forms of mental activity that can arise and fade away during meditation reformulated intoContinue reading “Meditation Object Detractors”

What Happens To Your Mind When You Meditate? | (1/14/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)

Repost from Denny K Miu’s Patreon with my (pre-)show notes below: As you all know, Josh and I have done a few AUA (Ask Us Anything) sessions.  This Thursday (1/14/2021) we are doing our first AUA Live, in response to a simple but profound question asked by our friend and a new student of ourContinue reading “What Happens To Your Mind When You Meditate? | (1/14/2021 — “Ask Us Anything – LIVE” with Denny K Miu)”

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity January 13, 2021

On January 13, 2021 at Fat Cat Longevity — https://www.facebook.com/freyflow/photos/pb.108551320971215.-2207520000/205343444625335 — on the basement level of Mary’s House of Healing starting at 7pm, please join in meditation starting with brief instructions along with a discussion before and after. Our semi-formal meditation possibilities include a combination of: concentration compassion and loving-kindness (open) awareness 5 simple qigong breathing exercisesContinue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Fat Cat Longevity January 13, 2021”

An Integrating Presence Meditation at Mary’s House of Healing November 18, 2020

On November 18, 2020 at Mary’s House of Healing starting at 7pm, I plan to facilitate a guided meditation starting with brief instructions along with a discussion before and after. We will likely choose from the following: concentration; loving-kindness; (open) awareness; 5 simple qigong breathing exercises; and/or mindfulness [1) body 2) heart-mind: thoughts, emotions, moods, mind states 3)Continue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation at Mary’s House of Healing November 18, 2020”

Hokyoji Zen Practice Community’s Zoom Rohatsu Sesshin (Retreat) 11/30/20 – 12/06/20

Rohatsu is Japanese for “eighth day of the twelfth month” when Japanese Zen Buddhists observe the enlightenment of the historical Buddha. Below is a dharma talk from the Jewel Mirror Sesshin with Hokyoji Zen Practice Community I partially attended in August via Zoom. Fortunately or unfortunately, or both, or neither, Zoom retreats are part of meditationContinue reading “Hokyoji Zen Practice Community’s Zoom Rohatsu Sesshin (Retreat) 11/30/20 – 12/06/20”

Shifu Ji Ru’s 5 Qigong breathing exercises

MABA‘s Shifu Jiru teaches five Qigong breathing exercises. The following commentary on them is merely my own thoughts and observations and by no means objective, definitive, representative or authorized. I welcome any and all corrections and responses. Please take what’s here with a grain of salt so as not to color your own experience ofContinue reading “Shifu Ji Ru’s 5 Qigong breathing exercises”

Addressing (CV) Fears

Wholeness! I trust anyone who comes across this blog post will find value in the following approaches to dealing with fear. If not, please reach out for assistance and/or keep searching. This post may be updated as new material presents itself. Please only take what is useful and helpful and discard the rest. Tara BrachContinue reading “Addressing (CV) Fears”