Tag Archives | mindful meditation

#RealHappiness Day 14

Mindfulness and everyday chores helps to bring us back to the present, and not race off in our minds to other things that happened in the past or may happen in the future.  Being here and now while doing the Read More

Rubin Museum – MINDFULNESS MEDITATION – Lunchtime Series

Rubin Museum of ArtPractice the art of attention in this weekly meditation session led by Sharon Salzberg and others from the New York Insight Meditation Center. Himalayan practitioners have, for centuries, used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase one’s ability to focus. Now, western scientists, business leaders, and the secular world have embraced meditation as a vital tool for brain health.



Whether you’re a brand-new beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a 45-minute weekly program designed to fit into your lunch break. Each session will be inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection, and will include an opening talk, a 20-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided. Limited seating; tickets required for all participants.  For more information & for schedule of upcoming teachers please visit: http://rma.cm/cw

Accentuate the Positive

As I was enjoying my morning coffee and gazing out the window, a mallard flew over the creek that runs behind the property where I live. He was followed by a graceful white crane. Wow! The joy that made my 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

PTSD- words, control, thinking

Planning,thinking,thinking thinking…. I was diagnosed with PTSD and generalized anxiety disorder several years ago. I deal with a lot of anxiety even in the beauty of meditation. I can feel the panic in my chest. The thoughts in my head Read More

Week 1 – Sitting with Discomfort

When I first tried meditating several years ago, I remember struggling between trying to still my body and my mind.  At first, I found it incredibly difficult and physically uncomfortable to sit still, which was then followed by my many thoughts,  “My knee really hurts . . Read More

Beginning Again – Already

It’s only Day 3 and I’ve already skipped a day of blogging, so today I begin again! So far I’ve enjoyed the format of Sharon’s meditations in that they are brief and easily digestible. Knowing that I don’t have to Read More

Our Train Has Left the Station

It’s not often that I look forward to the beginning of February. Historically it is a dismal block on my calendar, dotted with the anniversaries of a few not-so-pleasant events, sort of hanging in this purgatory between the comforting stillness Read More