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A Beginner’s Guide to Walking Meditation

Many people have told Dr. John and me that “their” meditation is not sitting down “on the cushion” (as the saying goes) but rather engaging in activities that cultivate a mind that is relaxed and alert. This could include things like:

  • Washing dishes
  • Jogging
  • Vacuuming
  • Gardening
  • Walking

Whatever works for YOU is the main thing. As I like to say, there is no one meditation style that works fits all; if a body-centric meditation calls to you and encourages you to practice regularly, then that is what you should do!

For those of you who have heard about walking meditation, and are interested in trying it, here are some tips from the Chopra Centre that will help you get started.

The fall is a particularly beautiful time to do walking meditation. Enjoy the sunny days, the spectacular colour of the leaves, and the cooler temperatures. It is a wonderful time to go into the forest, without the bugs swarming around your head as you slowly walk and meditate!

Overcoming Chaos – A Free Workshop

At times it feels as though our minds are on auto-pilot and thoughts swirl in chaotic whirlwinds. Meditation can help us calm the storms, centering and connecting us with the present moment.

Deepak Chopra is currently offering a free, four-week workshop called, “Overcoming Chaos” starting in 21 days. In this programme, Dr. Chopra will show you how to reconnect with your essential self, melt away stress and anxiety, and learn how to navigate through the inner chaos of your mind.

Need a little shelter from the inner storms? Try “Overcoming Chaos” with Deepak Chopra!

 

4 Ways to Access Unbounded Gratitude

If you begin your meditation practice with no other intent than to cultivate your feelings of gratitude, you will reap the benefits of a heart that gently opens to the blessings that already surround you. Replenishing our spirit with recognition and thankfulness for all of the small and typically unnoticed good things in our lives gradually builds our sense of quiet joy and contentment.

Deepak Chopra shares, “4 Ways to Access Unbounded Gratitude” in this article. Enjoy and thank you Deepak Chopra!

Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful way of nurturing inner resilience, joy and calm. Dr Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey are once again offering their free, 21-day online meditation experience called, “Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude”

The event starts March 25th, 2019. The daily guided meditations are approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length, and are a wonderful way to start…. or end… your day.

As the saying goes, “It is not happiness that creates gratitude. It is gratitude that creates happiness.”

 

Overcoming Chaos

Deepak Chopra is again offering a free on-line event, this time on “Overcoming Chaos.”

This programme offers four sessions that include:

  • Resolving Conflict from Within
  • From Stress to Stillness – 7 Tools for Inner Peace
  • How to Instantly Calm the Anxious Mind
  • The Science and Magic of Primordial Sound Meditation

Every learning opportunity is a chance to grow. You pick out what makes sense to you, and leave behind what doesn’t. May you enjoy this programme, and add another step in your journey to peace!

 

 

 

Online Resilience Summit with Dr. Rick Hanson

Some of you may know that I am a bit of a Dr. Rick Hanson “groupie” – I think he is, quite simply – great!

Dr. Hanson, neuropsychologist, author and Buddhist practitioner, is offering a free, online summit starting March 19th, based on the science of creating inner well-being and resilience.

You can register here for “The Resilience Summit”  and from March 19th to March 23rd,  you will hear from 6 experts, including Dr. Hanson, on ways to develop your well-being during turbulent times.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear from Dr. Hanson and other luminaries! I will definitely be participating, starting on Monday!