Compassion Meditation Practice

Dr. Urszula Klich is a certified CBCT instructor through the Emory Tibet partnership.  CBCT is a program developed by Professor Lobsang Tenzin Negi.  For further information click here.

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Secret Admirers

valentines, love, gratitude

Secret Admirers So often the holidays bring up expectations of how things should be. The media does a good job of promoting various images to set the stage, but ultimately we buy in, leading to some sort of collective force our culture gets swept up in. The day seems to bear an invisible stamp of approval if it meets certain criteria and disapproval if it does not. The latter is tied to disappointment. This realization alone can bring up dread in anticipation of what will and won’t happen. Vowing to simplify my already hectic life, I dropped all planning for what was going to be our winter break travels. Instead I focused on the necessary yet mundane tasks of life- like laundry. Thoughts of snow covered ski slopes turned into crisp clean cotton folds. In letting go of pressure to find that creative and festive meal, I was open to take a friend up on her invitation to dinner. In forgoing the last minute second trip to the store in search of valentines cards that had been accidentally tossed out, my daughter learned to make her own. Taking a step back gave me time to appreciate what is truly important to me, people, moments, and adequate space to experience them. In my meditation today, I am cultivating the space that will allow me to take a moment to appreciate all the blessings in my life as well as the numerous and mostly unknown people that played a role in my being able to experience them. On this valentine’s day I like to consider these people my secret admirers and here’s how. If you haven’t done so already I, along with meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg, challenge you to join us on this 28 day Real Happiness journey. In addition to resources at SharonSalzberg.com check out MyMindfulWayofLife.com and access a free sample meditation to follow along: Click for meditation Come along there is still time to Begin!

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Sharon Salzberg: On Bhavana

Dr Urszula Klich with Sharon Salzberg: 28 Day Meditation Challenge

I had attended Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg’s retreat before and looked forward to their outpouring of insight through storytelling, meditation, and chant. So, the anticipation of this experience brought back all sorts of warm memories of tranquility, insight, rest, and revelation. This time, over a hot cup of Chai tea, Sharon and I would chat for hours late into the night in the simple cottage. We reminisced and spoke about everything from life’s mundane, everyday, joys and hassles to coping with trauma. I was privileged to hear personal stories of some of her early experiences in India while discovering meditation. The practice of Loving- Kindness has been her life’s path.

Click to listen to Sharon Salzberg speak on Bhavana

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2015 Real Happiness 28 day Meditation Challenge- Day 1

Meditation challenge Sharon Salzberge Real Happiness challenge Commit to sit Mindful MeditationWhat is rain but the product of a collision between thousands of minuscule droplets of water. It is this collection of droplets that joins with particles in the air such as dust and other foreign bodies that form a cloud. Through this process of collision and joining, the mass eventually becomes heavy enough to cause what we see as rain- liquid drops of water falling from the sky.

Day 1 of Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness Challenge, and here it was evening already and I hadn’t formally meditated. No, I wasn’t avoiding it, at least not this time. No, I hadn’t forgotten. In fact, it was on my mind when I was awakened by an energetic superhero toddler. Continue reading

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Commit to Sit: 28 Day Meditation Challenge with Sharon Salzberg

Dr Urszula Klich with Sharon Salzberg: 28 Day Meditation ChallengeFor the month of February, the My Mindful Way of Life community is invited to follow along with Sharon Salzberg’s annual online meditation group.  We will be blogging and learning from each other.  We will commit to sit for 28 days.  No matter how long, or short, or exactly what format, we will all practice together.  We will grow together.

We want to hear about your practice, your challenges, your setbacks, your profound  insights, and small amusements.  In short, we want to hear from you as we invite you to participate.

The challenge officially starts on February 1st, but don’t worry if you are just learning about it.  Have a seat with us!  But before you do, please visit Sharon Salzberg’s website http://www.sharonsalzberg.com/realhappiness/pledge and add your name to the list of those participating in the challenge. That is just another way to help you be accountable by proclaiming your intent. Then, come on back here and let us know that you are in and how you plan to start.

Many of you have My Mindful Way of Life meditation CD’s (http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DrUrszulaKlich) and we are happy to guide your use of them.  For those who are able, we encourage following along with Sharon’s meditations and books “Real Happiness” and “Real Happiness” in the workplace.  In fact, a free chapter and 3 short meditations can be found at http://www.sharonsalzberg.com/books-audio/7947

So, you commit and we do the rest by supporting you.  Deal?

Check back often for continued updates and tips…

In this together,

Dr. K

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Real Happiness at Work: An Interview with Sharon Salzberg

Walking through the mountains, we heard the entrancing melodies of kirtan sung by Krishna Das and friends echoing intensely over the sound of our footsteps on the gravel trails. We were at Menla mountain retreat for the Power of a Loving Heart seminar. Menla is a special spiritual place, located in the Catskill Mountains of New York and affiliated with Tibet House. The land had been donated for the purpose of such retreats and has been deemed by many, including the Dalai Lama, during one of his stays, as having great spiritual power. Continue reading

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From Irritation to Appreciation: Take the Gratitude Challenge

My Mindful Way of Life Gratitude Dr. Klich

In my line of work and professional interest, I often come across people who want to express that they are grateful, or at least not ungrateful, for what they have.  The phrases come out as some variant of “I know how lucky I am.”  It may be “I know it could be so much worse,” or “God wouldn’t give me anything I can’t handle and I know I should be thankful.”  Often the thoughts are triggered by Continue reading

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