Authors: Linda Modaro and Nelly Kaufer “There are deep-rooted biases about the capabilities and limitations of women, and also of men. I think we all have them, because we’re conditioned by the culture we live in. Conditioning propagates a plethora of biases. Biases about whether there should be clear-cut gender attributions and identities. Even biases…
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With its innovative narrative format, Linda Modaro and Nelly Kaufer’s Reflective Meditation: Cultivating Kindness and Curiosity in the Buddha’s Company sets out a conversation that comes from their deep and heartfelt care for meditators.
A unique, witty and compassionate conversation between authors and reader, Nelly and Linda’s voices are deeply rich, genuine, and touching, resonant with the feminine experience.
Gorgeously written, amid their dialogue the reader is invited to creative craft their own meditation practice, as well as getting a sensitive and intelligent overview of basic early Buddhist teachings.
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From considerations of Buddhist concepts of vulnerability and suffering to how meditators grapple with challenging characteristics of existence and experience, Linda Modaro and Nelly Kaufer craft a dialogue of possibilities that ultimately transcends much of the average reader’s concepts of what meditative practices can reveal…The dialogue portion of the practice is just as essential for understanding and success as the meditative process itself. Conversations about experience, intention, mindfulness, and more permeate insights about the bigger-picture thinking meditation can unfold in a dance of mental origami.
You may discover, as I did, a gentler, kinder and more ethically integrated doorway into the heart of the Middle Way.
You are invited into the room as two dharma friends, highly accomplished meditation teachers, engage in intimately reflective conversations on topics such as power, feminism, and the many causes and conditions of their lives.
How do you share your experience of meditation? Linda and Nelly share their personal journey of meditation and offer ways to relate that completely fit in everyday life.
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Everyday Sublime | July 11, 2023
Linda Modaro + Nelly Kaufer | Improvising in Practice
TRICYCLE | February 17, 2023
Reflective Meditation: Let your mind run free in meditation – then write down what happened.
Everyday Sublime | January 27, 2023:
Linda Modaro + Nelly Kaufer | Reflective Meditation
Secular Buddhist Network | January 27, 2023
Rethinking the Dharma / Reimagining Community #41 February 2023
Secular Buddhist Network | January 25, 2023
An Interview with Nelly Kaufer and Linda Modaro on Reflective Meditation
Secular Buddhist Network | March 19, 2020
Responding to the coronavirus: reflections from the Pine Street Sangha and Sati Sangha
Secular Buddhist Network | November 4, 2019
Moving away from hierarchy and toward democratic sanghas
Secular Buddhist Network | October 23, 2019
Moving toward student-centric meditation teaching
Secular Buddhist Network | October 11, 2019
Linda Modaro & Nelly Kaufer on reflective meditation