Tuesday, September 29, 2009

[OceanofDharma] Ocean of Dharma: Cultivating Mindfulness

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

September 29, 2009


Cultivating mindfulness is the attitude that allows us to see ourselves and our world quite accurately and precisely. When we talk about attitude in this context, we are talking about developing the awareness of mind, which is precisely what mindfulness is. Awareness of mind means that you are fundamentally aware and that your mind is aware of yourself. In other words, you're aware that you're aware. You are not a machine; you are an individual person relating with what's happening around you. Mindfulness is developing this sense of being.

From "Meditation: Touch and Go," in SMILE AT FEAR: AWAKENING THE TRUE HEART OF BRAVERY. Coming in October from Shambhala Publications.

"Chogyam Trungpa's vision of fearlessness as honesty, joyfulness, sadness, and openness is inspiring and particularly relevant to our historical moment."-- Norman Fischer

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Of interest to readers:
Join the Shambhala Sun magazine in San Francisco this weekend, October 2-4, for an "Urban Retreat"  exploring the theme, Wisdom for Difficult Times: What the Buddhists Teach. The Shambhala Sun will be joined by eminent teachers Sylvia Boorstein, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Zoketsu Norman Fischer -- three great teachers from three major Buddhist traditions, teaching together for the first time. This special weekend will include talks, meditation sessions, questions, and discussion. For more, visit

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