Practice as a Balm in Difficult Times

Practice as a Balm in Difficult Times

Practice as a Balm in Stressful Times Question from a student: Recently, I have begun a very emotionally stressful period in my life.  I have been called to my meditation practice more often to try and quiet my mind. I have often in the past turned to my practice in times of stress for clarity, guidance and divine connection. During a couple of my sittings intense emotions have bubbled up mostly in the form of sadness and crying. I think my...

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Yale Neuroscience Article Investigates How Concentration Meditation Deactivates the “Me”

Yale Neuroscience Article Investigates How Concentration Meditation Deactivates the “Me”

In this article, Dr. Judson Brewer (former director of the Yale Neuroscience Clinic, and current director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness at U-Mass) and his associates summarize the research for which Tina was one of the medication subjects, as an advanced meditator. The study focuses on the activation and deactivation of the posterior cingulate cortex center (PCC) of the brain through concentration meditation. The PCC is...

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Awakening Buddhist Women Feature Tina

Awakening Buddhist Women Feature Tina

Awakening Buddhist Women featured Tina in their Dec. 14 blog. The post is an overview of an article on Tina in Nonduality Magazine. To read the blog post, or view the Awakening Buddhist Women website, click here.

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Second Italy Retreat Held Aug. 2015

Second Italy Retreat Held Aug. 2015

This 1-week retreat included 35 retreatants from 11 countries, including Italy of course, as well as Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden. Many thanks to the organizers, Andrea S. and Andrea M. as well as our translator, Victoria. (photo is of part of the group) Here is a hotlink to learn more about this retreat:...

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Italian Newspaper Interview on Meditation

Italian Newspaper Interview on Meditation

As part of our teaching in Italy in August 2015, an Italian newspaper ran the following interview of us about meditation and its benefits. Italian Newspaper article interview on meditation. We later recorded this 6-minute audio transcript of the article, at this hotlink on Dharma Seed. Audio Transcript of Italian Newspaper Article. This is a great introduction to meditation, available in an abbreviated...

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