Tag Archives: meditation

#100: Participate in a Tricycle online retreat

I began meditating in earnest back in October 2009. I had spent the previous eighteen months working on some personal issues, and had arrived at a point where I was in a better spot, but still in need of self-care. … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Go on a wellness vacation

For many, many years, I have fantasized about going on a spa vacation somewhere.  Spending a week or so sitting on a chaise in a plush white robe, getting my feet massaged while eating bon bons, looking at gorgeous views while … Continue reading

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Puppy love

I participate in a meditation community where members share brief stories via email about how their practice is going.  It’s a way for the individual doing the sharing to delve deeper into his/her practice, and a way for people receiving … Continue reading

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#14: Participate in a drumming event

One of my earliest musical memories is of me sitting next to my mom on a blanket at an evening outdoor concert, watching a full symphony orchestra perform spirited works like “The William Tell Overture”. I remember feeling the ‘cannon’ … Continue reading

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Day in the life

I was all set to attend a meditation retreat today, yet as I drove to the center where the session was to occur, I encountered road construction.  The freeway that was supposed to take me to my desired location was … Continue reading

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#72: Attend a Quaker Friends meeting

I’m a seeker.  Even as a small child, I felt a longing in my soul for a connection to something deeper than what I saw in my day-to-day life.  I had a fantastic childhood, and I have an amazing family, … Continue reading

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Progress in plain view

I spent the day at a Buddhist meditation/12-step recovery workshop hybrid.  The facilitator provided several dharma talks during our time together, led us in multiple guided meditations, and had us engage in a few mindful speaking/mindful listening exercises. One of … Continue reading

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