Morning Meditation Online
Please join us for a 40-minute meditation practice Monday through Saturday at 8 am Tucson, AZ time. (Arizona does not change its clock, so we are on Mountain Time in the winter and Pacific Time in the summer). Our Sangha has been together since December 2016 and have become a group of friends who love to begin our day by sitting in silent meditation together, creating a warm and inviting setting for our spiritual practice. Please join us if you are so inclined. There is no cost.
To join, please send me a message from my Contact page asking to be included in the morning meditation list, and you will be added to the group of people who receive a new Zoom link each morning. This daily email serves as a gentle invitation to meditate. You are welcome to attend daily, once a week, or anytime you feel like it. There are no requirements for how long or often you sit. One can unsubscribe at any time with a simple email to me
You will generally receive a Zoom link around 30 minutes before the sit. There is a brief guided meditation at the start to help everyone get settled, and then we are silent for the rest of the 40-minute session, with a dedication of merit at the end. One can meditate for any period of time, leaving early if you wish. Your sound will be muted.
You are encouraged to create a sacred setting in your home for the experience. Turn off your phone, close the door, perhaps light a candle.
If you’re new to meditation, one book I recommend is True Meditation by Adyashanti.
Morning Contemplation Email
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I send out an inspirational quote from various authors and teachers to a few hundred people. If you would like to be added to the Morning Contemplation mailing list, send me a message from my Contact page asking for the Morning Contemplation email. You can unsubscribe anytime by sending me an email. There is no cost.
Here are some examples of the quotes recently sent:
Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.
—Jack Kerouac, Letter to Edie Parker, January 1957
Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything—anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free.
—Thich Nhat Hanh
Deep down in the human spirit is a reservoir of courage. It is always available, always waiting to be discovered.
Grief is an acute state of awareness in which the world’s fragility reveals itself.
The ear is only a petal that grows from the heart. When we hear each other, it all becomes a garden.
I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
—Dr. Martin Luther King
This is the material plane and every outward thing we do is inner work.