Author Archives: Donna Mitchell-Moniak

About Donna Mitchell-Moniak

Donna Mitchell-Moniak lives and meditates 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.

Tonight online discussion: pranayama and pratyahara

Light of the Soul online discussion group takes up Means 4 and 5 of the Eight Means to Yoga as giving by the rishi Patanjali millennia ago. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are the known historical source of all seven … Continue reading

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Everything you could ask for about meditation

Originally posted on The Practice of Living Awareness:
Everything you could ask for about meditation is in this blog. 2013 posts are now refreshed and culled through. There are many amazing meditations, as well as excellent short or longer articles…

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Light of the Soul discussion podcast: Book 2, sutras 43-49

Make the Light of Soul podcast one of your mind-expanding, life enhancing choices of each week. Patanjali’s original Yoga Sutras have been commented on continuously for millennia. The range of their application is unending. Patanjali was an enlightened master and … Continue reading

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Meditation: the way to human excellence

Human beings do things when there is an understanding of what one will get from doing so. Meditation – like proper nutrition, beauty around one, and good relations – feeds the soul, brightens the mind, composes the emotional nature, and … Continue reading

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Revisit some previous posts: Saturn, Physics, Naropa

I’m working on The Practice of Living Awareness blog in preparation for the upcoming round of free online meditations beginning January 26. Check it out for timeless meditations that have had their podcasts refreshed. You will also find many articles … Continue reading

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