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How to solve the busy-mind problem.

“My meditation was bad today. I can’t focus. My mind is just too busy.” This is by far the most common complaint I see written on my students’ meditation logs. Often my students see it as a problem of such magnitude that it means they're incapable of meditating or of experiencing any benefit from meditation.

Drop your stress. Take A Pause in the present.

Free guided meditation for the new year

When it feels like life is rushing by, and I catch myself lost in too much busy-ness, I like to just stop for a few minutes. Take a pause. Remember what is really happening to me right here, right now. Today would be a good day to take one of those pauses and we've got a free guided meditation to help you.

The Path to Happiness: Now I Understand!

Skillful Understanding

Have you ever wanted something really badly? So badly that you were sure that if you got it, you'd be forever happy? How long did that last? Were you happy forever as you hoped? Turns out that what we think leads to lasting happiness really doesn't. Understanding the causes of suffering and true happiness are what the Buddha called Skillful Understanding.

Do You Intend to Do Good?

Do You Intend to Do Good? Skillful Intentions

Everything begins with our intention. Before we speak or act, even if we are not aware of it, we are motivated by our intention. That's why the Buddha said that everything depends on our intentions and why Skillful Intention is one of the 8 steps to happiness.

The Mindful Twenty Something by Holly Rogers
“Wise, but not obscure. Practical, but lighthearted and inspiring.”

— MIRABAI BUSH, co-founder and Senior Fellow of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

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