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For those of you who might be in the Tenneessee area… Spring in Knoxville was always a wonderful time for me. I look forward to spring semester almost like I did Autumn in Connecticut, well, almost… A Spring renewal retreat looks like a perfect way to usher in a new season of growth.

One Dharma Nashville

A Weekend of Mindfulness

Spring Renewal Meditation Retreat

Thursday Evening, April 26 through Sunday Noon, April 29

Led by Lisa Ernst

The thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,

 A cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.

If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,

This is the best season of your life.

-Wu-men

Please join us at a beautiful retreat site near Kingston Springs Tennessee for a three day silent mindfulness meditation retreat. The practice of mindfulness brings us into a deep awareness that sees and touches life with an open and unbiased heart. In this weekend of sitting and walking meditation, we will have the opportunity to embrace this time of renewal as we enliven and deepen our practice. We will cultivate continuous inspiration for meeting all aspects of life with greater openness, lovingkindness and compassion.

The retreat will be held at Bethany Hills Retreat Center.  Retreat…

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Standing on One Foot

The point is to be mindful… sitting, standing, perching, walking, eating, washing dishes, etc…. mindful, mindful, mindful.
Great Post at Inviting the Bell!

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Thought I would pass this post on. I really appreciate it. I am not a morning person at all so anything that will help me get going, be productive, and face the new day with a smile is important!

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PROOF

The Book Of Guff

Love without kindness is not true love; true kindness is never without love.

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Metta for Children

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Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Neuroplasticity is visited in this video. I often post about neuroplasticity and how that concept allows us to understand that we can heal and change our health and wellbeing by changing our brains.

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.


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More posts on Beyond Meds about neuroplasticity of the brain and it’s great ability to heal and transform here:

●  Contemplative neuroscience — more on neuroplasticity

●  The brain that changes (grows, heals and repairs)

●  Your brain on exercise

●  Neuroplasticity: change your behavior, change your brain

●  Your genes are not your fate

●  Awareness/Mindfulness

●  The Mystical Brain: call it neuroplasticity if that’s more comfortable for you

●  Neuroplasticity of the brain — Steven Morgan

●  Meditation, trauma and neuroplasticity

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