Category Archives: spiritual care

A Practical Exercise to Bring Compassion into Meditation

In the book The Heart of Meditation, the Dalai Lama describes a method for developing empathy into one’s meditation practice. A meditation exercise is given below.  The thesis of this book is that the thing that brings meditation truly alive is … Continue reading

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A Simple Effective Practice for Meditation and End of Life Care

Essential Phowa Practice By Christine Longaker In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Phowa is considered the most valuable and effective practice for death. The word phowa means the transference or ejection of consciousness into the state of truth. Its success relies … Continue reading

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Benefits of Meditation

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain. A fascinating article in the Washington Post, looks well researched. Based on the swork of the Mindfulness Based Stress reduction Clinic in Boston. Here is a free … Continue reading

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead and the Clear Light Prayer

The Clear Light Prayer, from the American Book of the Dead  is a  simple non denominational prayer that can be used for centering, or for helping another. It is based on the teachings of the The Tibetan Book of the … Continue reading

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Help in Stressful Times

Do you imagine that the universe is agitated?  Go into the desert at night and look at the stars. This practice should answer the question. The superior person settles her mind as the universe settles the stars in the sky. … Continue reading

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The Voyager’s Prayer Project

The Voyager’s Prayer Project Essential help for those in transition The Voyager’s Prayer Project is intended to offer guidance and support to voyagers everywhere. The Labyrinth Readers Society is an international group that for over 30 years has been offering readings from … Continue reading

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