Train Your Monkey Mind (Mingyur Rinpoche)

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MINDFULNESS for children – Susan Kaiser Greenland video

In teaching children mindfulness Susan Kaiser Greenland means by ABC – Attention, Balance and Compassion.

Mindfulness is taught via the Inner Kids program that teaches children eight strategies or life skills.

The first three strategies develop;

Attention (Stopping, Quieting, Focusing), the next two develop;

Balance (Choosing, Seeing) and the last three develop

Compassion (Reframing, Caring and Connecting).

Founder of the Inner Kids program, Susan Kaiser Greenland adapted adult meditation practices for kids, seeing a marked improvement in their capacity to focus, calm themselves, and manage stress. She is also the author of The Mindful Child.

Susan shares her insights on how children can learn practical skills to live more balanced, joyful lives. Her approach for teaching mindfulness to kids involves research-based techniques and playful activities.

SEE http://www.susankaisergreenland.com/

https://ucsdcfm.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/an-introduction-to-mindfulness-for-teachers-and-their-students/

Prayer and fasting is the cause of awakening…

Prayer and fasting is the cause of awakening and mindfulness and conducive to protection and preservation from tests.

Abdu’l-Baha

Through the training of trying to be mindful…

Through the training of trying to be mindful, one becomes more aware, but to such an extent that it expands further and further, encompassing all situations and all moments, and finally to such an extent that trying to be more mindful and being mindful becomes one identity of just awareness. At which point there is no longer someone being aware of something. That is what is meant by the dissolving of the conceptual attitude.
—Tsoknyi Rinpoche, “As the Clouds Vanish”
http://www.tricycle.com/dharma-talk/clouds-vanish

JUXTAPOSITION Fancy that 1 The birds have vanished…

JUXTAPOSITION

Fancy that!

1 The birds have vanished from the sky, / and now the last clouds slip away. / We sit alone, the mountain and I, / until only the mountain remains.” (8th Century) Chinese poet Li Po

2 The great Master Dogen said,

“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self,

to study the self is to forget the self, and

to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.”

To be enlightened by the ten thousand things is to recognize the unity of the self and the ten thousand things.

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN TO BREATHE Someone asked Eckhart…

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN TO BREATHE?

Someone asked Eckhart Tolle if he could recommend one or two courses. His reply, “Be aware of your breathing as often as you are able… Do that for one year, and it will be more powerfully transformative than attending any course.” A New Earth p244

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
― Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh. He also says; “Breath is my anchor.”

PS Breath is also the number 1 nutrient!

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Mindfulness allows us to spend more time…

“Mindfulness allows us to spend more time in eternity! ” (RP)

Quietness and stillness are the arches of the gateway to at-one-ment.

At-one-ment depends on no-self-ment. No-self is heaven, bliss, Nirvana. No-self is helped by mindfulness, which is really mind-quiet-ness, self-emptiness.

Mindfulness uses prompts – prayers, mantras, bells, alarm clocks.

At-one-ment in Oneness. There we rest in eternity.

Time starts again with the dualities to which we return in this ‘world’.

At-one-ment and this world of dualities, the Ten Thousand Things, are gateways to heaven in both states, both worlds. The two states, are the wings with which we soar blissfully in both worlds. Each is complementary to the other.

The heaven of at-one-ment and this world of dualities resolve into One as in;

The great Master Dogen said,

“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self,

to study the self is to forget the self, and

to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.”

To be enlightened by the ten thousand things is to recognize the unity of the Self and the ten thousand things, the One and the many.

“Mindfulness allows us to spend more time in eternity! ” (RP)

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