Next session – Tuesday, May 2, 12:10-12:40
Join Reedies in silent meditation each week between 12:10 and 12:40 in the Eliot chapel. Sit down whenever you want. Stay as long as you like.
This event is open to everyone: members of the Reed community and campus visitors.
Tagsanger apps attitude awareness breath burnout children compassion creativity depression distractions education emotions equanimity exercise fear gratitude habit humor instructions intention just sitting kindness memory metta nature patience perfectionism poetry progress research reset retreats routine schedule service sleep solitude sound stress teachers thoughts time walking work
Tag Archives: humor
Students of zen meditation are famous for their cultivation of the arts of haiku, calligraphy, and tea ceremony. Presence. Simplicity. The qualities that emerge on the cushion appear in every aspect of one’s life. The cross-currents of zen, poetry, and … finish reading The Zen of Philip Whalen ’51
I can never help laughing, shaking my head in disbelief, at Danae (Non Sequitur, 16 May 2016). Her rage at the unbending world is so pure. Her commitment to 24/7 warfare is so unquenchable. What a child. Of course, I have more … finish reading Bend to my will
Life lessons can be found everywhere and in every moment. You don’t need to sit on a cushion in silence, but you do need to open yourself up to the moment and its possibilities. Meditator, writer, and gym teacher, Alex Tzelnic, describes … finish reading A Compassion Incubator
“You may start each day intending to spend half an hour on your zafu, practice walking meditation in the park, or write three haikus capturing the essence of your insights. But you’re out of yogurt and broccoli, there are 237 … finish reading New Year’s Resolution – A Little Time Every Day (Or So)
Saw this in Karen Brooks’ “An Illustrated Guide to …” (The Huffington Post, 4 Nov 2015)
Comics speak to me. I feel like Rat sits on one shoulder, Goat (or Uncle Duke or Dagwood or Lucy …) sits on the other. They go back and forth and I’m caught in the middle. One side tells me … finish reading No Laughing Matter
With the temperature crawling towards 100 (it’s still June !!!), let’s enjoy a moment with fellow meditator Wally. Like others, he may discover unexpected benefits.
Suffering from PSSD? (post-semester stress disorder) Having trouble making the transition to summer? Check out this video. (Please don’t ask me how Elmo is able to fog the screen. It’s a Muppet Mystery.)
Inspired by a recent trip to Ashland, Oregon. Unattended thoughts will be given an espresso and a puppy.
Our sitting instructions state, “sit as quietly as you can,” but perfect silence during meditation is neither necessary nor possible. Listening to sound without running away from it, or chasing after it, is actually an important part of our basic … finish reading America’s Quietest Meditation Room