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Does separation make us feel more connected?

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Despite the technology that allows us to message or speak to one another at any time, you don’t have to look very hard to see the  growing struggle for individuals to connect with others. In the news and social media, inflammatory comments are rampant and creating walls between people of differing ideas and beliefs. What is going […]

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Discover the Power of Loving Kindness

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I close every class I teach with these words from a loving kindness meditation: May all beings everywhere be healthy May all beings everywhere be happy May all beings everywhere be safe May all beings everywhere find peace. Meditating on loving kindness (also known as mettā meditation) is a practice intended to develop benevolence. Through this process, the practitioner […]

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Meet Ho Tai for Admiration and Inspiration

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At the studio we have a tiny statue of what is known as a Laughing Buddha. While not technically the Buddha, the round-bellied bald-headed figure represents a monk whose Chinese name is “Ho Tai.” Our bright orange version shows Ho Tai with hands overs his eyes. This is one of three related statues. The other two include […]