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December Awakening

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Contemplating presence in the moment, while preparing for retreat

by Susan Firer

broomThis past week I was preparing for a week-long silent retreat sending out emails, cooking, cleaning and the like. I had one of those moments where a feeling arises spontaneously and it has weight to it, so you sort of stop and notice it briefly. The feeling came about while I was vacuuming and dusting the meditation room. I had a sensory memory of when I was younger and getting the house ready for the holidays, anticipating my siblings, who were already on their own, coming home. It was a very ordinary yet extra-ordinary experience all at once. I realized that I was doing the work without complaint, and without wishing I were doing something else; I was doing it joyfully. I was just perfectly there in the moment! Continue…

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Centre Program Calendar 2.0 – training videos

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Sakyong sends message to entire mandala on the golden path of Shambhala in the dark age

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