January 4, 2014

Refining Mindfulness: Four Elements Meditation

Dear Sangha,

Happy New Year! May the new year bring peace, ease and freedom to you and all those you love.

Tomorrow, Jan. 5th, I'll be speaking about mindfulness in regard to the four traditional elements that make up our world. The Buddha taught this way of being mindful of the body, and it is very, very useful in refining the detail with which we pay attention to body sensations. This leads to a larger vocabulary, if you will, for us to use in being precise about what we are feeling, which in turn brings increased concentration, tolerance for unpleasant sensations, and greater ability to relax with what is present in any moment.

Looking forward to starting the new year off with all of you.

with warmth and appreciation,
Deb Kerr

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