Resolution for the New Year

Resolution for the New Year

Transcription of New Year’s Eve Talk:   We come to the end of another year. For many of us, we’ve spent this entire year together. We began this program just under two years ago, so this was the first complete calendar year that we have functioned as a...
CML is expanding and looking for new residents!

CML is expanding and looking for new residents!

We are building a modern monastery that is socially engaged and economically sustainable. Want to join? On March 1st the Center for Mindful Learning will be moving to beautiful Johnson, VT and expanding our residential program. There we will spend the next year in an...
What’s really going on here?

What’s really going on here?

Taking a strictly materialist-scientific point of view, one might come to the conclusion that all that really “exists” is physical matter. Things have independent proprieties and are there if we are looking at them or not. Why not believe this? It seems to fit with...
Six Ways to Enhance Your Mindfulness Practice

Six Ways to Enhance Your Mindfulness Practice

Meditation is hard. Sometimes it can be really, really hard. Here are six things you can do to  increase the liklihood of practicing every day, or to increase the efficacy of the practice you already do. 1. Resolutions Resolutions are extremely powerful ways to...
Walking With My Feet on the Ground

Walking With My Feet on the Ground

Two weeks ago, I went on my first walk.  I am 22 years old and I went on my first walk two weeks ago, that’s right.   It was the end of November, yet not a typical day for late November.  The sun was shining strong and it was warm enough to wear shorts, a t-shirt, and...
Practice Being Wrong

Practice Being Wrong

Does this work?.. Yes!                                                 …Not any more..                                                                                                        Let’s try it this way!                             Now this way.        ...