Meditation

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh sums up Zen practice with these few words: “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”

In our busy lives, it's not uncommon to rush when preparing (and...

What: Walking meditation involves focusing on the physical sensations of every step you take, sometimes in coordination with the breath.

Examples: The Zen Buddhist practice of kinhin; the...

What: Devotional meditation and prayer can help you cultivate a closer relationship with the divine. The practice typically takes place through spontaneous conversation with a higher power, a formalized method of prayer, or a...

Choose a Good Time & Location

Do this exercise when you are alone or around people who can respect your need for focus and silence. Find a place to do this where there is enough space around you.

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What: Visual meditation is used in many spiritual traditions, including yoga, Taoism, Christianity, and Tibetan Buddhism, as well as in secular and therapeutic settings. 

There are two primary forms of visual...

Omega: How do you define the soul?

James: Instead of using the word "God," some people prefer to use terms like "the Divine," "the Creator," or "the Source." I have started using an acronym I created call...

Omega, in partnership with the Shambhala Sun Foundation, is pleased to offer online access to the dharma talks from a recent weekend retreat.

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What: Standing meditation encourages you to tune into your body—and the present moment—while standing up or holding a specific standing yoga or tai chi pose. Some teachers may invite you to focus...

What: Passage meditation is the act of sitting quietly and reading out loud or mentally repeating a passage from a spiritual book or text. It has been...

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