Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Transformative Powers through Making

I could at last admit, yes, one day I will die, and perhaps someone very lovely will tenderly tuck me into this woolly cocoon and put me in the earth to gently be transformed by a billion tiny mouths into nourishing soil that gives rise to brilliant life.

Taming the Tyranny of the Busy Mind

I didn’t sit down to meditate this morning because I truly remembered how valuable it would be to interrupt my progress in checking things off the list. I sat down to meditate because that’s my practice. That’s what I do in the morning. The momentum of years of practice is what got me to the cushion. It was only after I got there and sat for a while that I remembered why I do this.

Alan’s Talks

Alan’s talks – mp3

Focusing

Notes on Focusing used at the Karuna Institute

Resources for Awakening

Links to good books, videos downloadable e-books and other good resources for Awkening

The Flame of Total Attention – Ilie Cioara

The mind is completely silent, we are attentive – a clear consciousness, All meanings, boundaries disappear…

Starlings – thousands flying as one

Tens of thousands of starlings flying in unison at dusk in England – a stunning and magical sight

People Watching

Maybe the Zen we seek is right there in front of us all the time…In the beautiful movement of a sea of people…

Archetypal Images of the King and Warrior

A remarkable talk by Robert Moore on the archetypes of the mature masculine – focusing on King and Warrior

Archetypal Images of the Magician and Lover

The second  of two talks by Robert Moore on the archetypes of the mature masculine – focusing on Magician and Lover

The Silence of the Mind – Living in the Moment

Ilie Cioara describes the practice of “Self-knowing” using all-encompassing Attention.

True North – What Real Achievement Means

The story of a moment at summer camp when I learned what real achievement means.

Welcome to Zen Moments

Inspiration, Wisdom, Authenticity and Humour –
stories to lift the spirit and expand the mind


Recommended

Transformative Powers through Making

I could at last admit, yes, one day I will die, and perhaps someone very lovely will tenderly tuck me into this woolly cocoon and put me in the earth to gently be transformed by a billion tiny mouths into nourishing soil that gives rise to brilliant life.

Tone Matrix

Tone Matrix – Click! (turn on sound…)

Just a Random Girl at the Mall

Zendee Rose Tenerefe, sings at the mall with the karaoke machine in hope that someone will notice her talent.

Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven and the Blind Girl

The touching fable of Beethoven meeting a Blind Girl who inspired him to write the Moonlight Sonata.

Sweet Lorraine – a love song

A 96 year old man writes a love song for his deceased wife of 75 years and enters it into a contest…

The Pixel Painter

Hal Lasko, 98, spends ten hours a day painting with pixels. He is joyous and contented.

The Sand Dancer

Peter Donnelly creates works of art in the sand. He has just 4 hours before the incoming tide washes them away.

Lacrimosa – Requiem – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The beautiful Requiem Mass in D minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Masks in Venice

A beautiful performance of Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – played in Venice