Category Archives: Resources

The Power of Self-Compassion

 

Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Chris Germer are world-renowned experts in the art and science of self-compassion. While many people are good at offering compassion to others, a lot of us are averse to offering that same compassion to ourselves.

Learn why we need to be self-compassionate, and how we can develop this essential skill. For the sake of yourself and for your ability to help others, check out, “The Power of Self-Compassion”

Finding Hope in Uncertain Times

Deepak Chopra is offering a free, 21-day online meditation event, called “Finding Hope in Uncertain Times”. This is a brief daily talk followed by a meditation, intended to help us harness our inner strength, find peace and create connection.

 

May you find wisdom, calm and companionship in “Finding Hope in Uncertain Times”

Enjoy!

In the Footsteps of Thich Naht Hahn

Lion’s Roar online is offering a free, five-day summit on the teachings of Thich Naht Hahn starting on March 25th. Here is what they say:

“In a turbulent world of conflict and suffering, the inspiration of Thich Nhat Hanh shines like a beacon in the darkness. This unassuming, gentle monk has dedicated his life to cultivating peace, touching the hearts of millions through his teachings, poetry, art, and activism.

Over the course of this unique 5-day event you’ll explore Thich Nhat Hanh’s practical and profound insight through the deep experience of leading teachers trained at Plum Village – the heart and home of his wisdom tradition.

The Plum Village way of life is rooted in the art of living simply, in the moment, in harmony with each other and the earth. Guided by nine senior Plum Village teachers who have trained directly with Thich Nhat Hanh, the summit will help you reconnect with peace and joy, and face our suffering, and society’s, with the powerful, transformative energies of mindfulness and compassion.”

Doesn’t that sound like what we need right now? Here is the link to register.

 

A Gift From Calm – Take A Deep Breath

Let’s focus on what calms us, nurtures us, reminds us of our inherent “Buddha Nature”. The app, CALM is helping us do that, with a free resource page filled with soothing meditations, music, body awareness practices for serenity, sleep meditations and other helpful tools.

Remember, “What we focus on, expands“, so instead of focusing on all the dire news around us (which we can’t change by worrying about them), focus on calming yourself.

Here is a link to CALM’s resource page: “Take a Deep Breath. Enjoy!

Corona chaos? Calm yourself

Yes we need to use common sense and follow the guidelines of our public health authorities. Yes, let’s practice physical distancing and decrease the chances of transmitting any disease.

Yes, let’s practice looking after each other, and reach out by phone, text, Messenger, whatever, to those who are in isolation or at high risk.

And YES, let’s cultivate our own calm and serenity as a self-empowering way to nurture mental, physical and emotional health.

Here are some suggestions from the Chopra Center:

“If You’re Panicking About The Corona Virus, STOP Yourself By Trying These 7 Methods”