At the moment of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he reached down to the earth goddess to affirm his triumph over Mara, the destroyer. He had seen through the house of sorrow that he had built around himself. The first teaching given by the Buddha after his enlightenment was the Four Noble Truths, which lays out the
It’s a time of celebration! You are busy and happily making a list and checking it twice. Trees are being decorated and lights are strung around the house which brings a glow to the season. The delicious smell of baking cookies is wafting through the house. The stockings are being hung with glee. You’ve fought
When I was in graduate school, I had to start giving presentations at scientific conferences. Getting up in front of scientists who were leaders in their fields to present my data was terrifying. I practiced for months ahead of time so that I would feel a little less intimidated. But, gradually, over time, I began
What do you do when you first wake up in the morning? My guess is many of you start checking your phone for the news, swipe through all your social media accounts, and then go to email. And your mind might immediately get caught up in obsessive, ruminative thinking about something that’s not going well.
Have you noticed that habits are difficult to change? You keep doing the same thing repeatedly and don’t know why? Maybe there are things you wish you would stop doing–eating right before going to bed, eating snacks when you’re not hungry, drinking more than one glass of wine or drinking at all, buying clothes you
My dharma talk before yoga class last week reiterated one of the tenets of Kripalu yoga philosophy which is about “the sacredness of the moment.” Of course, we hear about living in the present moment from many different spiritual traditions because it is the most profound way to live. In fact, it is the only
To lead an authentic life, it is important to know when to say “yes” and when to say “no.” However, often as a result of our conditioning and our culture, we have lost or never learned the ability to discern which answer would most honor ourselves and which would help us be honest with others.
Hi Everyone, This is a short blog to let you know that I have ONE spot left in my yoga and mindfulness retreat January 28 – February 4, 2023. You can read all about it here https://lynnrossy.com/yoga/retreat/. Please email me at MindfulRossy@gmail.com if you are interested or if you know someone else who might be.
Research tells us that we are present about half of the time. However, my personal inventory of people over many years tells me it is much less than that. And the cost of living without being fully aware ranges from overeating/drinking to checking your social media whenever there is a moment without activity. Or how
I’m excited to announce that I’m one of the teachers in this September’s Mindful30, a 30-day online meditation challenge from my friends at Mindful. Mindful30 includes a full month of daily videos sent straight to your inbox, featuring mindfulness practices from me and other experts. This program is designed to help you build resilience, cultivate