Happiness: a guided meditation

The Rubin Museum of Art · Mindfulness Meditation 01/13/2020 with Tracy Cochran A guided meditation with Tracy in collaboration with the Rubin Museum of Art. To support her work, please consider donating.

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Halloween, Reimagined

Happy Halloween! This time of year–the gorgeously obvious changes in the leaves and the light, the little children dressed up like dragons and heroes, trick or treating in stores and cafes–can be special time to practice. Halloween is typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-an or sow-in), celebrating the end of the…

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At One

We will be meditating tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Although I didn’t grow up observing this holiday, I like to reflect on elements of it from the perspective of contemplative awareness or wisdom. In fact, the word contemplate comes from a root that means…

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Mother’s Day 2022

Madonna, Colón, Panama by Jula2812. Used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me. Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.…

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We humans are story-telling creatures, and we are also have stories in the sense of layers and depths–depths of suffering and also depths of insight.   And here is a secret: we open to those layers and depths as we learn to be still and attend to what is. We must learn to let go of…

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November 2022