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How Mindfulness Propelled USA Olympic Water Polo Player Merrill Moses To The Olympics

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:00:28 +0000

It’s one thing to play in a single Olympic Games–but add a second and then a third opportunity and then you wonder how Team USA Water Polo goalkeeper Merrill Moses, 38—and on the cusp of turning 39—remains physically sharp and mentally prepared to play a game where the majority of […] Source: How Mindfulness Propelled USA Olympic Water Polo Player ...



ISmile352 – Without the Slightest Error

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:35:39 +0000

Enjoy this evening’s talk on how perfection shows up in the strangest ways.


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ISmile 351 – When Hopelessness Rules

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:16:22 +0000

This evening’s talk covers a range of topics but centers around the idea that hopelessness offers us freedom. This is covered by Pema Chodron in her book, When Things Fall Apart.  


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http://infinitesmile.org/Podcasts/wp-content/ISSWhenHopelessnessRules.mp3




My Meditation Binge, in a Nutshell

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 03:27:01 +0000

In a city full of fitness and wellness tribes, it can be seemingly impossible to break into a new one — but not when it comes to joining the growing group of meditators. Last week, a New York Times article explored the “mainstream business practice and a kind of industry in its own right” that meditation has become. And though inclusive — ...



Be Aware

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 01:50:10 +0000

Thought this was interesting: “There are no nouns in the universe, only verbs. Everything is energy, nothing is real”, said Chopra in his opening remarks. Summarizing enlightenment, he said, “Be aware. This is the key to waking up.” Similarly, Tolle remarked, “Consciousness is where experience occurs. I am consciousness. Simply knowing that and slipping into the self beyond the self ...



What Happens When Your Guru Disappears? – The Daily Beast

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:38:47 +0000

I thought this was interesting. No one is immune to this kind of thing, especially teachers. It’s worth the read. What happens when the guru up and quits? The controversial American spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen did just that about two years ago, and his disappearing act became an enduring mystery in the New Age world. In June 2013, amid increasing allegations ...



Oops…

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:30:33 +0000

Sorry it’s taken so long to get back into the swing. Truth be told, we’ll be catching up for a while. The past couple of years have been interesting with growth on the part of Sangha participation and yet there’s been a steady withering away of our online presence. This is most likely because we simply let it slide. No ...



ISmile 350 – E Pluribus Unum … For Real

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:58:49 +0000

Out of many, one. It’s more than just a slogan on our money. It’s also part of our Path. In this talk, Michael relates the expression to realization and practice. Get It On iTunes



ISmile 349 – A New Path To Be In The World

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 22:28:18 +0000

In this talk, Michael discusses ways of realigning one’s approach to life from resistance to acceptance. Get It on iTunes



iSmile 348 – Pointing Toward Enlightenment

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:53:28 +0000

No person, no group and no teaching will awaken any of us unless we uncover what’s past the “pointing finger” so to speak. Ultimately, as Michael says, we have to do the work ourselves. When we’re ready to really trust the Universe and its flow, we’ll see that we are always given what we need to awaken.