Meditation

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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The Buddha taught that the mind is wild and the human experience is full of unpredictability and paradox, joys and sorrows,...

What: Practiced in a variety of spiritual traditions, mantra meditation is the act of silently or audibly repeating a mantra—a special word, thought, or phrase—either in an ancient, sacred language, or in your native tongue....

What: During contemplative inquiry, you focus your mind on one concept or question, such as “Who am I?”

Types: Zen koan practice; self-inquiry as taught by...

Omega: Many activists are fueled by anger at injustice, but approaching this important work with anger often leads to burnout. How can we do activist work in a more conscious, sustainable way? 

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Your mind is like a TV or radio with lots of stations playing all at once. Many of us are tuned in to the Thinking Channel all day long, and most of these programs are talk shows. We don’t realize that there is a tuner that will allow...

Omega: You have a very disciplined approach to your writing, but your meditation practice has ebbed and flowed. What is the growing edge in your spiritual practice?...

Omega: What motivated you to begin meditating?

Tara: There were two reasons. First, I had the sense I needed to improve myself. I thought meditation would diminish the parts of me I...

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