embodied practice: the healing power of community

The energy of a community of mindfulness can help us embrace and release suffering that we could not reach by ourselves… If we open our hearts, the collective energy of the community can penetrate the suffering inside us. ~Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

awakening the voice of self-love

Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening. ~Lisa M. Hayes At the beginning of the month, Sangha decided our aspiration for study and practice in February would be (1) to dissolve the inner critic and (2) to awaken the voice of self-love. We all have experienced the harsh self-defeating tones of an inner…

on mindful consumption: magic of deep listening + skillful speech

essential food nothing can survive without food. everything we consume acts to either heal us or to poison us. we tend to think of nourishment only as what we take in through our mouths, but what we consume with our eyes, our ears, our noses, our tongues, and our bodies is also food. the conversations going…