Tag Archives: meditation

Open Practice: Why Shinzen Young’s Home Practice Program is Awesome

How big is your body? It’s big as the whole universe or small like the nucleus of an atom, and everything in between. ~Shinzen Young Many of you who are regular readers of this blog (and those who follow my tweets) know by now that I’m a big fan of Shinzen Young. I just love […]

Open Practice: Fierce Compassion

Last week I attended a two-day weekend retreat led by Sharon Salzberg at Nalanda West via Seattle Insight Meditation Society (SIMS). The theme for the weekend was “fierce compassion”. It was my first time to attend a two-day retreat. It was also my first time to sit with one of the pioneers who popularized vipassana […]

Open Practice: How Vipassana Meditation Relieves My Migraine Headaches

Why Migraines Suck Migraines are chronic headaches that can cause significant pain for hours or even days.  Symptoms can be so severe that all you can think about is finding a dark, quiet place to lie down. Some migraines are preceded or accompanied by sensory warning symptoms or signs (auras), such  as flashes of light, […]

Open Practice: 90 Days of Sitting is Just a Beginning

I joined Tricycle’s 90-day meditation challenge called The Big Sit back in February. Although I’ve been already practicing formal meditation since January, I felt that it was a good idea to join a group of virtual meditation practitioners as part of my Open Practice to keep my momentum going. I’m glad I did. Today is […]

I interrupt the silence with a message from Shinzen Young

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. Don’t worry, I’m still alive, kicking and (hyper)streaming 🙂 Actually, I shifted my attention to micro-blogging via Twitter, Friendfeed, and Facebook (see (hyper)stream section). Also, I didn’t have a topic to write about these past few weeks that deserve a post here on my blog. In […]