The Dance of Concentration and Mindfulness

J teaching - Version 2It was great to be back in Arlington after so long on the road.  Our exploration this week explored the classic teachings on Concentration and Mindfulness. Concentration is developed through willful practice and effort.  Mindfulness, or non-judging awareness, blossoms through relaxation and patience.

Though they work intimately together, certain practices result cultivate one or the other.

Finding the practice that works for you is part of what my friend Pat Coffey calls developing yourself 'as a contemplative artist.'

These posts include the guided meditation as well as the talk.  iTunes podcast here and online streaming here.