Category: Meditation

The Yogic Mind and The Matrix

I’m a huge fan of the sci-fi genre.  I’m the girl you see with Star Wars figures on her desk and t-shirts depicting lines of Unix code.  I think most people will probably agree that The Matrix was an achievement

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To Chant or Not to Chant?

I loved this recent article that came out called “Dear Abby: My Yoga Teacher Won’t Stop Chanting“.  It’s a humorous take on a sometimes uncomfortable situation unassuming yoga students can find themselves in…  suddenly being required to chant strange and

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What is this “weirdo chanting stuff” in my Yoga Classes?

I wanted to share a few of my favorite Sanskrit terms and mantras. It is believed that these sounds are manifestations of ultimate reality, that mantras have inherent meaning independent of the understanding of the person uttering them. It is

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Shut Up and Breathe

The other night, I had a conversation with my husband about a series of upcoming bills we need to pay (property taxes, etc). I discovered that after I paid all that was due on my side, I’d pretty much empty

Posted in Breathing, Meditation, Philosophy

Today I Ate Lunch With Buddhist Nuns

I finally took the time today to visit the Kadampa Meditation Center and participate in their lunchtime meditation. I’ve been subscribing to their e-newsletters, and have kept the center present in my mind to some extent. It took me (I

Posted in Los Angeles, Meditation