Cahaba River Sangha Blog

Mindfulness Breathing Techniques

You have an appointment with life, an appointment that is in the here and now. – Thich Nhat Hanh Meditation can be described in three words; Simply begin again. Whenever you catch your mind wandering away from your breath in meditation, resit the urge to get frustrated with yourself and

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Mindful Breathing

Welcome to one of our most basic practices called Mindful Breathing. It is, simply put, being aware of your in-breath and out-breath.  At first, we can be mindful of 3 in- and out-breaths and gradually build our awareness and concentration over more breaths, and over a longer period of time.  I

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Sitting Meditation

Sitting Meditation is a time to be still. In Plum Village we have a song called Happiness is Here and Now. One line goes, “No where to go, nothing to do.” I think sitting meditation is when we can stop and be in our body. We can feel happy. Sitting

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The Practice of Walking Meditation – Sister Jewell

Learn a song: I’m breathing in, I’m breathing out. My breath grows deep. My breath grows slow, calming, easing, smiling to life. Oh life, it’s so wonderful! Oh life, it’s so wonderful. In the present moment.  We have a chance to practice to walk with all of our awareness. To

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WALKING MEDITATION

Whenever we are not standing, sitting or lying down, we are moving. We can learn to move and to walk with awareness. We do not need to rush. We have arrived with each step in the present moment; we can step in the Pure Land or in the Kingdom of

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