Category: Voices of the Sangha

Forest Bathing – Meditate with a Tree Near You

“Forest bathing” is not taking a bath in a forest—at least not literally. Rather, forest bathing refers to the practice of using nature as the focus of one’s meditation. The increasingly popular practice has proven beneficial both psychologically and phys...

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What Brussels Sprouts Can Teach Us About Enjoying Life

When someone thinks they don’t like a vegetable — say Brussels sprouts – it’s often because they were not prepared well when tasted in the past.  Perhaps the cook highlighted negative characteristics. Maybe they had mushy texture and bitter flavor. The...

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The Next Time Sadness or Despair Comes Your Way

Sometimes paying attention can be hard. Being mindful and fully present to what is taking place can be uncomfortable. This is particularly true when it feels like your heart is breaking; when impermanence is rearing its ugly head. Maybe it’s when a romant...

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A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addictions of All Kinds

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery group for anyone struggling with addiction of any kind, whether it’s drugs or alcohol, or a process-based addiction like sex or eating. Four times a week, DGZ holds Refuge Recovery sessions. Ref...

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Book Review: “Training the Mind”

Read the review by By Max Smith, on behalf of the DGZ Center Book Club as he shares his perspectives on Bodhichitta after reading “Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness” by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche The book for our club in May was based on ...

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