Mandala Monday – A Mandala Meditation for the Holidays 2017

I created this as a mandala meditation several years ago for all my readers. Each holiday season I make it available again for downloading.

To Download: right-click on the link below the video and select “Save Target As…” or “Save File As…” or “Save this Link as..” (depending on what browser you use). Mac users with a 1 button mouse can control-click rather than right-click. The video is in mp4 format.

A Mandala Meditation for the Holidays

Holiday Blessings Mandala Meditation – Right-click (or control-click) to download

Happy Holidays!

In Love Always,
Atmara

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

Mandala Monday – Printable Mandala & Abstract Colouring Pages from The Open Mind

The Open Mind has “22 Printable Mandala & Abstract Colouring Pages For Meditation & Stress Relief.” They can be found at: http://www.the-open-mind.com/22-printable-mandala-abstract-colouring-pages-for-meditation-stress-relief/.

Here are some suggestions that they have about coloring: “Coloring allows to unlock your creative potential. Perhaps more important, it helps relieve tension and anxiety. It unlocks memories of childhood and simpler times. As psychologist Antoni Martínez explains: “I recommend it as a relaxation technique. We can use it to enter a more creative, freer state. I recommend it in a quiet environment, even with chill music. Let the color and the lines flow.””

Here are a few examples”

The Open Mind 1 The Open Mind 2 The Open Mind 3 The Open Mind 4

To download full size images go to: http://www.the-open-mind.com/22-printable-mandala-abstract-colouring-pages-for-meditation-stress-relief/

Happy coloring!

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

 

TED Talk Thursday – Robert Thurman: We can be Buddhas

TED Talk ThursdaysAccording to TED.com: “In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Buddhist scholar Bob Thurman, is our first step toward Buddha nature.”

“The first American to be ordained a Tibetan Monk by the Dalai Lama, Robert A.F. Thurman is a scholar, author and tireless proponent of peace.”

“Tenzin Robert Thurman became a Tibetan monk at age 24. He’s a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, and co-founder of Tibet House US, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.”

“Thurman’s focus is on the balance between inner insight and cultural harmony. In interpreting the teachings of Buddha, he argues that happiness can be reliable and satisfying in an enduring way without depriving others.”

“He has translated many Buddhist Sutras, or teachings, and written many books, recently taking on the topic of Anger for the recent Oxford series on the seven deadly sins. He maintains a podcast on Buddhist topics. And yes, he is Uma’s dad.”

Robert Thurman: We can be Buddhas

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!