<i>Anatta</i> and Knowing Who You Are Amidst Political Turmoil

Anatta and Knowing Who You Are Amidst Political Turmoil

Anatta and Knowing Who You Are Amidst Political Turmoil

Anatta and Knowing Who You Are Amidst Political Turmoil by Benjamin Leto The doctrine of anatta – correctly translated as “non-self” or “not-self” – is perhaps the most misunderstood teaching of the Buddha and yet is arguably the foundation of his entire message. Indeed, when we realize that we are not the objects of our

Equanimity & Distractions While Meditating

Whenever I search for a photo that accurately depicts equanimity and the art of mindfulness meditation, I come up short. Stock photo libraries are full of images featuring blissed out models meditating on serene beaches and mountaintops. As an amateur photographer, I appreciate the beauty of these scenes. As a meditator, I know the images

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: A Mind-Body Approach to Grief

Keith arrived for his first session just 18 days after his partner of 36 years died suddenly. As soon as he walked through the door for his first private Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session, he began to sob. I guided him to find a comfortable position lying down on my soft, comfortable mat, and covered

The Buddhists Are Coming!

When I was naming the Frederick Meditation Center, I wanted to pick a name that was really clear. No Sanskrit, no symbolism – just call it like it is. The Frederick Meditation Center. Simple, right? I bought the domain name. I put up a web site. Logo, business cards, the usual collateral. And then the

Holiday Stress Tips

Stress is often a byproduct of rehearsing or rehashing. Though Halloween has just come and gone, so many of us are planning for a “stressful holiday season.” If you are in this tribe, take a moment to ask yourself, do the holidays have to be stressful? Sure, challenges will arise – as they do any