Author Archives: Dave Mermelstein

Breath by Breath: Why do we focus on our breathing?

Posted by Dave Mermelstein, June 23, 2016 This is from the discussion on Monday, June 20, about Concentrating on our Breath:   I’ve been thinking more than usual about concentration on the breath. We engage in it over and over, … Continue reading

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An excerpt from Daily Life is Practice, by Sylvia Boorstein, in Shambhala Sun, July 2015

All the moments of your day are teachings. If you look at them clearly, you’ll see the same fundamental truths the Buddha did. Think back to the image of the Buddha. Under siege from external events and his internal responses, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Eightfold Path by Sylvia Boorstein

An excerpt from Daily Life is Practice, by Sylvia Boorstein, in Shambhala Sun, July 2015 All the moments of your day are teachings. If you look at them clearly, you’ll see the same fundamental truths the Buddha did. Think back … Continue reading

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