Burned out

Here’s the article about “burn-out” that we discussed this week: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/24/burnout-modern-affliction-or-human-condition  

Getting into the Flow

We had a great talk today about remembering what it’s like to have some fun without worrying about being the best or the expert. When we really are enjoying the act of creation or just plain fun, whatever form it may take, we get into “the flow” of experience, which is a kind of absorption. […]

How emotions are made.

How emotions are made. Here’s a link to the description I read from today and then an excellent video. Enjoy! https://fortelabs.co/blog/how-emotions-are-made/

Wise Relationship

This is a wise essay, very timely, on how we can work to disentangle ourselves from the suffering that often surrounds us in dealing with relationships. Wise Relationship: Ninth Step on the Eightfold Noble Path Also, remember that we will be taking a break for a few weeks from the Sunday meditations! As always, you […]

Some thoughts on right view

We might want to call it right view…but whatever, it’s the first in the 8-fold path. What Is Right View?


Naomi Shihab Nye’s Beloved Ode to Kindness, Animated  

Alan Watts on Freedom from the Future

Related to my weird vaccine story at the bottom of the stairs: this is a really good read: Alan Watts on Love, the Meaning of Freedom, and the Only Real Antidote to Fear  

Habitual anxiety

Interesting class today; thanks for the input. Here’s the article I used: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_anxiety_hides_in_your_habits

Many Flavors

If you want to meditate, I think it’s important to carefully examine what you’re being taught. Interestingly, the Headspace page indicates how many types of meditation there are out there (this is only a sampling! https://www.headspace.com/meditation/techniques Another good explanation of how mindfulness came from certain Buddhist techniques and blossomed into many, many therapies: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/what-does-mindfulness-meditation-do-to-your-brain/ A […]