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Buddhafest LA – REAL LOVE – Talk

Join Sharon for BuddhaFest, for the first time ever is Los Angeles, CA on Saturday morning, June 3, 10:00 – 11:30 AM. Sharon’s talk unpacks the myths we have been taught about where strength lies, what makes us give up, who matters, and how alone we really are. This leads us to a fresh exploration of a clichéd word: love.

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Love for oneself broadens our sense of possibility and builds a sense of inner resource, so we can more truly love another. This opens the door to the realization we can love all beings (recognize our lives are connected, wish them to be free) without feeling compelled to like them, approve of them, or cease challenging their actions. The presentation will include guided meditation and Q&A.

 

I’ll Make a Mental Note of That

I really caught myself…the mental note “thinking” came with judgement the first time (“thinking ALWAYS thinking}), that sort of exasperated tone that lets me know I’m too hard on myself for my busy mind: the endless to do list, the Read More

Dishpan Hands

Ever since I decided to live “tiny”, I have been living in small spaces and have forgone having a dishwasher and my own washer and dryer. Washing dishes by hand reminds me of economy of space and time and resources. Read More

A Preliminary Defense of Mindfulness

Left unattended, my mind gorges itself on neuroses, picking each one up and winding them like wooden tops. When the spinning becomes unbearable, the mind’s hand reaches for the tinny, metallic ephemera of the external world, hoping to manipulate a change. Of Read More

I need some advice- Chronic pain

Body Mind Spirit I have been struggling and suffering from chronic pain for a long time…. I have worked on the spirit the mind but I struggle mostly with the body I have a hard time separating the pain I Read More

Guidance Appreciated

Day 1 Sit today:  1:40 – 2PM-ish I have a regular practice.  Usually I sit before my day gets underway, somewhere between 7:15 and 8 in the morning.  But today, because of a small handful of plan interruptions, it was Read More

Mindful Breathing

Day 1: Welcome to the Challenge! Our body is an amazing site,we are doing wonderful stuff all the time -voluntary and involuntary .We are fertile,alive and breathing.We are beautiful,sensible and calm but what we concentrate most of the times is Read More

Anticipation…. Not too Buddha like

I am excited about the Happiness Challege but not too sure my desire is in line with the teaching of Buddha.  Maybe when my desire is ironic it becomes the middle way?  


May all beings be happy ♡