it’s just one breath…


 

hello friends!
for those who may not know already, i’m participating in Sharon Salzberg’s 28 Day Meditation program, Real Happiness. it is free and beneficial to those just starting their meditation practice and also for those of us who have been meditating but can use a nice refresher or perhaps a refining of skillfulness in our practice (that’s me for sure!)
today’s meditation focus was Hearing Meditation. i probably won’t write on this meditation challenge daily due to other commitments and lack of time, but I wanted to share a phrase that came up in yesterday’s guided meditation (Breathing Meditation), the first day of the challenge. i keep coming back to Sharon’s wonderful phrase in the meditation, “It’s just one breath.”
breath by breath we build a practice.
i think it so perfectly and beautifully describes the grace of this practice. what a wonderful mantra to hold in our hearts and share. I came back to the phrase again last night and was inspired to paint an Enso with the phrase.
if you wish to participate in the Real Happiness 28 Day Meditation Challenge, you can still sign up until February 6th! just go to Sharon’s website, www.sharonsalzberg.com
wishing you wellness and happiness on this journey!
~j

February 2nd 2016

Lion’s Roar…

  
the all new Lion’s Roar is out!  formerly Shambhala Sun, so looking forward to diving into these articles and interviews. this first issue has some of today’s leading Buddhist teachers on the fold out cover including some favorites of mine, Sharon Salzberg (who’s 28 day meditation challenge “Real Happiness” I begin Monday with over 5,000 others – you should join us!), Ethan Nichtern, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Norman Fischer, angel Kyodo Williams and Silvia Boorstein.

check it out online or at you local bookstore.

~j