Thoughts from Annie Buddhist Wisdom on using Anger to Protect Ourselves & Others from Harm.   Dear Friends, This month’s blog is up on Elephant Journal. Read it here. If we are enraged by listening to the news during this challenging season, we can use our mindfulness practice to turn toward our rage and make…

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Thoughts from Annie Dear Friends, I hope your mindful yoga practice keeps you grounded during these challenging times.  I have been in written communication like this with you, dear yogis, since Budding Yogis (soon to become Circle Yoga) opened in 2003. By 2004, I had begun sending a monthly email to the community to share…

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Thoughts from Annie 5 Wonderful Mindfulness Practices that Carried me through Cancer Treatment.   You can find this month’s Thoughts from Annie post published on Elephant Journal. Read the article it here. with love, annie.

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Thoughts from Annie Contagious Feelings: How our Trauma & Biases are Passed Down through the Generations.   You can find this month’s Thoughts from Annie post published on Elephant Journal. Read the article it here. with love, annie.

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Thoughts from Annie The Practice of Never Disparaging   Dear Friends, While reading about the Lotus Sutra, I came across a figure who I find to be one of the most inspiring in all of Buddhism– the Bodhisattva Sadaparibhuta, whose name can be translated to “Never Despising” or “Never Disparaging”.  The story of Sadaparibhuta is…

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  Thoughts from Annie    We Make the Path By Walking Traveler, there is no way, the way is made by going. By walking you make the path, and when you look back, You see the track where you should never walk again. -Antonio Machado Dear Friends, In September 2001, after seeing the devastation brought…

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  Thoughts from Annie Dear Friends, This month, I am sharing a piece written by my friend Linda Loranger. Linda is a part of the OHMC sangha and I’m so grateful to her for sharing her thoughts with us. Comments are always welcome. with love, annie.   Listen to the Birds by Linda Loranger Three…

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Thoughts from Annie WE   Dear Friends, When I first started studying mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh, he spoke a lot about the need for a sangha – a community of practice. He said, “You allow the sangha to transport you like a boat so that you can cross the ocean of sorrow.” There is…

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Thoughts from Annie Be, Block, Build Dear Friends,   I am just back from a walk in the park with a dear friend. While there and on the way home, I saw people taking time to be together, neighbors talking to neighbors on the street, and a sense of life really slowing down. Much of…

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Thoughts from Annie What Are Your Mantras? When I was about seven years old, I spontaneously developed a mantra that allowed me to make it through any emotionally painful conversation with my parents. I would repeat to myself, “She’s not going to kill me” whenever I was being reprimanded by her. This mantra allowed me…

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