My First Retreat

by on 13 February 2014

One year after attending the course on meditation and mindfulness (MBSR), I went on my first meditation retreat. It was an experience which, initially, was not particularly pleasant.

My Son's Graduation

by on 30 November 2013

One of the attitudes we cultivate to enhance our being mindful is that of not "striving" – whenever possible and appropriate, not working to achieve a particular outcome from an experience. I relearned this attitude when I attended my son's graduation.

The Cat's Meow

by on 27 October 2013

In order to deal with difficulties during meditation - and daily living – certain perspectives and attitudes can be quite helpful. I was reminded of this again a number of years ago when I encountered the cat's meow.