Meditation and Mood Disorders

    Meditation and mindfulness in depression recovery “I’ve tried to meditate but I just can’t stop my mind,” says Jack when I ask him about his experience with meditation and relaxation. Jack is working with a mood disorder and is considering practices that may help with stability. I hear this response with some regularity and it makes me wish I could run out and do a “And Now You...
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Lovingkindness instead of Self Aggression

In my 20’s I lived in a community household of about 30 meditation practitioners. Regular sitting meditation happened after the evening meal. It was not mandatory but encouraged. Because it was our home, a certain casual laziness readily arose. One evening as I was lingering at the dinner table, well aware that the evening sit was beginning, a Buddhist nun who was also living in the community...
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