What Is The Color Of Your Palette

Alan Clements speaking with Michael Toms about the quote from St. Frances of Assisi, “There are beautiful and wild forms within us.” Heard on program #3433 “The World Dharma of Freedom and Non-Violence.” Clements: It is interesting you bring that quote up. I learned meditation by seeing the beauty in myself. This is something that is very little known about the Burmese meditative tradition. The word meditation I learned from my teachers, Sayadaw U Pandita and Mahasi Sayada in Burma, was co-joined with the word Bhavana, the Buddhist poly word which literally means the beautification of consciousness. For example using
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No Longer A Time For Isolation

Almost every day I hear from a friend who’s feeling overwhelmed by the pace at which life is coming at them. So many of us are struggling to find ways to avoid becoming overwhelmed by the immensity of what is required to keep our emotional and physical bodies above water. My saving grace is to remember to circulate not isolate. It’s essential to get out of the house and rub shoulders with life even as we are being seduced by the perfume of mainstream media that bewitches us into becoming paranoid and paralyzed with its continuous loop of disasters, downturns,
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