Silent Retreat at Insight Meditation Society – February, 2014

I sat another serene and peaceful silent retreat at The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, safely ensconced in the deep New England snow.  My teachers were Lila Kate Wheeler and Howie Cohn.  I was fortunate to be joined for a few days by my friend and fellow yogi, Patrick Briody from New Jersey.  Most memorably, Lila Kate led us in a lovely forgiveness meditation that I brought back with me, and I have used this on several occasions with my clients.












Mindfulness with Horizons’ Children


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Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss CommunicationsPhoto by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

I am grateful to be in the second summer of bringing mindfulness practices into the classroom of kindergarten, first and second graders at Ole Miss as part of the Horizons National program.  We have Mindful Mondays in which we practice getting to know our breath, finding our still quiet place within, sharing heartfulness with ourselves and others, smiling yoga, and tuning our attention to the sound of the mindfulness bell.  The light in their faces is extraordinary.