November 2014 Blog Posts (1)

Three Minds of Thanksgiving

I wish everyone a joyful Thanksgiving, filled with practice opportunities. This is a great time to draw on your Zen training!

Here are some reflections I shared at Inquiry on Tuesday, about the three minds of Thanksgiving. 

The mind of abundance: The realization of the richness of this life, and our way of living, that overflows even our capacity to comprehend it. We enjoy a level of comfort and gratification that would have been unimaginable even 100 years ago. We…


Added by Peg Syverson on November 26, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments



Appamada is not just the occasional mindful thought or attentive state of mind, it’s actually a commitment to being attentive. It’s more than just a meditative state of mind, it’s more than just being mindful. It has to do with that primary ethical or moral orientation we have in life, with which we bring into being whatever activity we’re engaged in. Whether in formal meditation, in our interactions with other people, in our social concerns, or in our political choices, it’s the energetic cherishing of what we regard as good.

—Stephen Batchelor


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