By Kim Weeber. The winter solstice is almost upon us, and snow is in the forecast for tomorrow. It often seems like a shock to notice the darker days, feel the cold air and see the snow flakes when we have just been enjoying sunshine and longer days. It is always interesting to me how […]
by Devin (Practice Leader) Reasons for Listening We all know that hearing is one of the five senses gifted to us at birth, yes? Usually. Not always. There were quite a few deaf family members among my relatives as I grew up. My dad was one; he contracted measles in his teenage years and went […]
By Devin (Practice Leader) I took this picture years ago, with a chuckle, in a moment of appreciating the equanimity of Buddha no matter what is happening. Coming across it again during our challenging midwinter cold, I thought about the teaching that one way of reaching equanimity is by viewing our thoughts the same way […]
The Buddha named impermanence as one of the primary aspects of our experience. We often don’t notice small changes, and we rarely notice that everything is in a state of flux. At other times, there are major changes, that we can’t help but notice. And this is one of those. A new meditation center in Northampton.