Of all footprints That of the elephant is supreme; Of all awareness meditations, That on death is supreme. (Buddha, shortly before his death) Those who are fearful maintain a distance from death only to be given a crash course in the end. Those who are free, or wish to be, approach death with increasing fearlessness…

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Human beings everywhere search and long for the Light. We are frequently frustrated and settle for less than that especially when we seek it everywhere except in the most obvious place where it is finally found. Continuing to live in the darkness of unawareness is the only cause of suffering in our lives. Awareness invites…

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Life can be harsh and difficult and contains many experiences of pain, loss, and suffering. In our attempts to protect ourselves from the inevitable suffering and harshness of life, we may close or harden our hearts. Our efforts to avoid vulnerability to sadness, loss and pain, lead also to the loss of our sensitivity to…

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Most of us find it difficult to be still for any length of time. The mind is often unquiet, restless and even agitated and our efforts at meditation and daily life activities are foiled by its wanderings. Mindfulness offers some helpful ways to tame the mind so that we minimize its interference in our intentions…

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For peace in our lives, it is important that we understand ourselves and accept the reality of who are. This understanding includes everything about us such as our qualities and attributes, our experiences and behaviours, our emotions and beliefs, our follies and foibles. This meditation explores the areas where we may have difficulty coming to…

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Shadow refers to those parts of us that we find unacceptable, hide from the world and keep out of self-awareness so that we can feel good about ourselves. Those hidden qualities, however, appear as if out of nowhere and manifest in a range of behaviours that are unacceptable to us and others. Everyone on the…

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All of us have experienced hurts and wounds along life’s journey. Their effects can remain with us, often for many years, affecting the way we feel, live and relate to others. We would wish to be free of them but may not know how. The reflections and meditation of this evening focus on letting go…

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