Tag Archives: Meditation

Go back to the breath

“Think about the people who’ve devoted their lives to the practice of the Dhamma and were able to reap the fruit of that practice. As you look at what you’re doing in the course of the day, you may find … Continue reading

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Observing Vs. Fighting

“To meditate does not mean to fight with a problem. To meditate means to observe.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Meditation Circle has resumed in-person sittings at 6 pm Thursdays at the UUC

PLEASE NOTE—MASK UP!: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation requires the wearing of masks in its building, so please wear one or use ones we will have on hand as TheMeditationCircle.com resumes in-person weekly sittings starting Thursday, April 14, 2022. The Meditation … Continue reading

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ZOOMING & YouTubing with Bhante G

UPDATE: Bhante Gunaratana will resume his hour-long ZOOM guided meditations and Dhamma talks from 10 to 11 a.m. on most Saturdays and Sundays starting Saturday, March 19, 2022. We do hope you continue keeping up with your meditation and mindfulness … Continue reading

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A Musical Meditation

As lovely as lovely gets. The resident community at Plum Village, founded by Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village, France, just released this stirring recording of the Namo’valokiteshvaraya chant of compassion (recorded in autumn 2020), in honor of the passing … Continue reading

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Recipe for Contentment

“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the … Continue reading

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Bhante G on meditating via ZOOM, daily mindfulness and facing death

This Q-and-A was featured in the April 2021 issue of WestVirginiaVille.com magazine By Douglas John Imbrogno | WestVirginiaVille.com | april15.2020 It is not as well known as it should be that a much-beloved, 93-year-old global figure in Buddhism has called … Continue reading

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Just Waves

“It will take quite a long time before you find your calm, serene mind in your practice. Many sensations come, many thoughts or images arise, but they are just waves of your own mind.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

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Step-by-Step

“So, don’t be in a hurry and try to push or rush your practice. Do your meditation gently and gradually, step-by-step. In regard to peacefulness, if you become peaceful, then accept it; if you don’t become peaceful, then accept that … Continue reading

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Got breath?

“If we have presence of mind then whatever work we do will be the very tool which enables us to know right and wrong continually. There is plenty of time to meditate, we just don’t fully understand the practice, that’s … Continue reading

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Observe & Notice

“When we practice, we observe how much peace, happiness, and lightness we already have. We notice whether we are anxious about accidents or misfortunes, and how much anger, irritation, fear, anxiety, or worry are already in us. As we become … Continue reading

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MEDITATION CIRCLE UPDATE | Oct. 17, 2020

NOTE: Apologies. A version of this post you may have just received (if an email subscriber to this site) did not include the password now required to enter the ZOOM meditations led by Bhante G. The pasword is listed below. … Continue reading

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Bhante G’S ZOOM Meditation and Teachings

A HEADS UP. If you have not had the chance to join the daily ZOOM Buddhist teaching and guided meditation led by Bhante Gunaratana, abbot of the Bhavana Society in West Virginia, we encourage you to do so. The ZOOM … Continue reading

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Wise Reflection on the Body

“We don’t meditate to hate our bodies. Unsatisfactoriness depends on clinging to impermanent objects. A mindful meditator should remind himself or herself an attractive object has triggered sense desire. One should then develop wise reflection or mindful reflection.” ~Bhante Gunaratana(from … Continue reading

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Too Many Brain Tabs Open

When you know it’s time for mindfulness or meditation.

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