Author Archives: Donna Mitchell-Moniak

About Donna Mitchell-Moniak

Donna Mitchell-Moniak lives and meditates with residents at Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center which she founded in 2003. The Practice of Living Awareness is an outpouring of her heart-mind and lifetimes of meditation practice in various disciplines. See for meditations and free online meditation training. See this blog or for more of her written work and classes.

Notes to the Buddha’s Insights

For those who don’t have time for a one hour webcast, here is the gist of the free online presentation that I did last Thursday. I purposefully approached the Buddha’s insights and their application to conditioned life in a non-traditional … Continue reading

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Correct perception 1

A blind person cannot see colors, yet to say that colors do not exist would be the wrong perception of reality. Similarly, to not perceive that one’s thoughts and actions effect one’s life and produce a karmic trail (beneficial or … Continue reading

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A call to humanity

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Podcast: LOS Sutra 30 study group

Tonight’s Light of the Soul teleconference discussion group stayed on Sutra 30 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Sutra 30 is about multiple obstacles to soul cognition. Some highlights: The distinction between obstacle and impediment. They are not the same. Obstacles can … Continue reading

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LOS: this week. Join us Sunday night.

Light of the Soul (LOS) study and discussion group. Teleconference meeting, Sunday  at 8pm ET. This week we complete Sutra 30 + 31 and 32. From the post of last Sunday’s call: In Book 1 of the Yoga Sutras, which … Continue reading

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