This year has presented us with unprecedented challenges that carry over into our current holiday season. This week The Quieted Mind was happy to partner with Fundamental Shift to bring you this reflection and meditation.
There’s no denying we live in a highly polarized political climate. Families and friends are splitting up over ideological differences. What can we do in the midst of these circumstances?
In this episode, we discuss polarization and the teaching of metta, or lovingkindness.
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When we talk about going home, it is helpful to be reminded that our true home is in the here and the now. The practice of mindfulness is one of constantly arriving in the present moment.
This guided meditation is adapted from one described by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh in a Dharma Talk he delivered at Plum Village, France on July 16, 1996. You can read the text of that talk at PlumVillage.org.
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