Meditation + Philosophy

Neti, neti: I am not this, not that

Neti, neti: I am not this, not that

20 December, 2013 | Posted in Lessons from the Mat, Meditation + Philosophy

Have holiday celebrations and feasts started for you? My month thus far has been jam packed with festive gatherings, as well as more-than-I’m-used-to alcohol, sugar, and carbohydrate consumption. Talk of detoxing usually begins at the start of the new year, and yet I’m already feeling the need to cleanse.

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Is This a Heart?

Is This a Heart?

20 December, 2013 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

In both Sanskrit and Pali, the word citta means mind, however, in Pali it also means heart, which explains why my meditation teachers often say “heart mind” like it’s one word.

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Nature Lessons: Letting Go

13 September, 2013 | Posted in Lessons from the Mat, Meditation + Philosophy

Despite the typical Montreal spike in mercury this week, it is undeniable that fall is well on its way. In the city, the leaves are slowly beginning to turn their welcome yellow, orange and red, and some trees are beginning to shed their leaves. While walking one day and witnessing the leaves fall, I noticed how the trees didn’t resist letting them go. The trees don’t grip tighter at the leaves, throw a tantrum, or make excuses. They simply let the leaves fall.

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Curiosity Leads to Intimacy

Curiosity Leads to Intimacy

04 August, 2013 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

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What Are You Practicing For?

What Are You Practicing For?

20 October, 2012 | Posted in Lessons from the Mat, Meditation + Philosophy

When preparing for this blog post, I searched “benefits of yoga” which yielded almost seven million results in just 0.17 seconds! After clicking through a couple of the links, I decided that instead of rattling off an impersonal list of benefits that yoga is widely known for I’ll share with you the ways in which yoga has benefited me. Although I initially started yoga to get in shape and deal with stress, the reasons that keep me coming back to my mat have changed.

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Daily Pockets of Retreat

08 January, 2012 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

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After the Compassion, the Crutches

01 July, 2010 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

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To Speak or Not to Speak

27 April, 2010 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

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Let It Go, It'll Flow

28 February, 2010 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

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A Broken Heart, An Open Heart

31 January, 2010 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

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Equanimity, On and Off the Cushion

20 August, 2009 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

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Beauty of Beginner's Mind

Beauty of Beginner's Mind

12 August, 2009 | Posted in Lessons from the Mat, Meditation + Philosophy

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