Sunday, June 6, 2010

Practicing all the time

Sunday night. The end of a wonderful weekend exploring Boulder, hiking, doing homework, drinking coffee, and practicing (all the time).

I love this idea of the Chautauqua (where we hiked the flatirons):

"A Chautauqua is an organized gathering intended to introduce people to great ideas, new ideas and issues of public interest. It often involves speeches, music and other types of performances, as well as discussions and classes. Chautauquas were prominent in towns across the United States at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Now, only three Chautauquas remain, including the one in Boulder." 

And few thoughts from Richard that I were on my mind during the hike:

“Mindfulness is the metaphorical giving of space for whatever is arising.”

“If you don’t know what to do when you meditate, sit down and listen.”

“The mind is like the sky -- it is a space that accommodates. Birds, lightening fill the sky...  and it is made beautiful by these theatrics happening in it.” 


  1. Hi, I am new at your blog and enjoying it very much, the depth of the Intensive with Richard is very inviting to practice, and I am so grateful that you are sharing.

  2. Hey Claudia,
    so nice to hear from you! I just saw your blogs and am looking forward to catching up on them! Yes, Richard is an incredible teacher... I am trying to soak up as much as I can from him!!