Author Archives: Donna Mitchell-Moniak

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Meditation: the senses

    Our friend mirrors much to us.         “No eyes, no ears, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind.” (Heart Sutra) Would one’s perception change if the relationship to one’s senses changed? If so, how … Continue reading

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Meditation: aspirations

What are your aspirations? For yourself, for the world, for others? Even if one’s meditation practice begins for personal, self-focused reasons, meditation will always lead beyond one’s self. This is because meditation is a mirror. We begin looking into our … Continue reading

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Meditation: simple awareness

Repeatedly, I am struck by how simple Truth is. Big T Truth has certain features; little t truth does not share them. Big T Truth is permanent and without exception, it cannot be manipulated, and denying big T Truth might … Continue reading

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Meditation: connected by light

The five-day full moon cycle completes today. Many people have aligned with this May full moon under the aspirations of Wesak. In addition to being a celebration of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and paranirvana, it also offers a specific linking … Continue reading

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It goes forward.

A 91 year-old neighbor asked me to teach him meditation. He has an acute, well-trained mind that he has used throughout his personal and professional life. He is kind-hearted, of gentle spirit, and eager to learn. This man is scientifically-minded, … Continue reading

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