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Blue Cliff Monastery – Day 6

This morning we “slept in” until 6am and then headed down to the hall for the transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings.  I thought for a while about whether or not I would receive all five, but after talking to … Continue reading

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Blue Cliff Monastery – Day 5

I don’t remember what today’s meditation was.  I think we were allowed just to sit with our breath, but I spent most of my time wondering if it was raining.  For some reason, it always sounds a little like it’s … Continue reading

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Blue Cliff Monastery – Day 4

Instead of sitting meditation, we walked The Loop this morning.  I’m not sure how long the walk was, but we walked it fast.  It was nice to walk fast – to walk at my own pace and have some space … Continue reading

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Blue Cliff Monastery – Day 3

This morning’s meditation was to imagine ourselves, and then our parents, as five year olds, exploring those five year old needs, what we might say to them and ultimately realizing that all those five year olds were a part of … Continue reading

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Blue Cliff Monastery – Day 2

This morning we had sitting meditation at 6 am, followed by a reading and then exercise. Our choices for exercise were qi gong and “stick exercise.”  Having no clue what stick exercise was, I chose qi gong, which was different … Continue reading

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Blue Cliff Monastery – Day 1

After a week in SF, I popped back into New Haven to teach class and then popped back out again for a Mindfulness Retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, NY.  My day started normally enough – I got … Continue reading

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