A New Way of Seeing

The practice of presence takes resolve. But the resolution that is required is more willingness than will. The Latin root of resolution is made of two parts–go back (re) and loosen (or solution in the sense of allowing our concentration to open a spread–to grow wider). Opening to a a greater presence means reclaiming this…

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Connecting to Goodness

“Security is mostly a superstition,” said Helen Keller.  “It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Life is either a great adventure or it is nothing.”  –Helen Keller In the middle of the day on a Tuesday just after Thanksgiving, on Park Avenue in Manhattan, I…

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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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June 2023