Category: Mindfulness Exercises

Waves crashing

Down the Rabbit Hole

I placed my Zafu (meditation cushion) on the floor and sat facing the wall. I set the timer on my phone for twenty-five minutes and took my seat. I relaxed my gaze and focused my attention on my breathing.

In, out, in, out. The gentle rhythm of my breathing lapped against the shore of my mind like small waves born from a quiet ocean. I sat on the shore and looked out across the water as a seagull lazily circled before settling down to bob peacefully on the tide.

“Matt!”

I whipped around to see a Buddhist monk running down the shore towards me, his saffron robes billowing behind him…

tree on hill

Mindful Sitting

To assemble a chair we look to the instructions rather than to an esoteric discourse on its qualities once fully assembled.  With this in mind I would like to provide a detailed explanation of...

sunset lake

Benefits?

This blog presents a challenge for me: in a way, I have to sell mindfulness practice to the reader knowing full well that mindfulness has no monetary value.  In fact, I ended my last...

Mountain lake

My First Time

I feel like it would be fitting to talk about my first experiences with mindfulness as a topic for my first blog entry.  I practice a form of mindful meditation called “Zazen.”  Zazen is...