• Recent Posts for a Calm Mind

    • Nine Purification Breaths

      Nine Purification Breaths

      This is an excerpt from the book "Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep" by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche that we liked very much because it is a very clear and practical explanation of the Nine Purification Breaths. Hopefully, you will find it useful too: Perhaps you have noticed how much tension is carried in the body and how the tension affects breathing. When someone with whom we are having difficulties walks …
    • Silent Power is the Most Powerful Force

      Silent Power is the Most Powerful Force

      Don't waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don't throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you. Matthew 7:6 This post is about the right way to use your power. Each one of us, by the virtue of being human, has a certain amount of power. Some of us more, others less. But we all do. However not everyone knows how …
    • Simple Slow Down Meditation Technique

      Simple Slow Down Meditation Technique

      This is a very simple meditation. Everyone can do it. In fact, it doesn't seem like meditation at all. But it works. It works very well. Here's the thing. We are always in a hurry. We always rush to catch the next thing in the future. Whatever that thing might be. A TV show, a meeting, a computer game, a romantic rendezvous, you name it. By when we do that, …
    • Finding Peace — Addiction Survivors Share Their Stories

      Finding Peace — Addiction Survivors Share Their Stories

      My sister died three years ago from medical complications related to alcoholism. Watching her slowly kill herself was one of the most awful experiences I have ever endured. Our family tried everything we could to help her: treatment, counseling, ultimatums. She was completely overtaken by her disease. The worst part was that the woman I knew and loved had vanished. My sister was a completely different person when she died. …