Goalless Goals - How do we hold goals in Buddhist practice? When do they help, and when do they hinder? Barbara O’Brien of About.com Buddhism explores this fascinating topic. “A beginner’s practice and a great Zen master’s practice are not different. However, if you think practice is something you do to obtain enlightenment, that is delusion. You will be creating huge barriers for yourself.”
Good Training Opportunities - Jade Mountains discusses whether or not it’s helpful to look forward to certain happenings as “good training opportunities.”
Video: Mindful Birthing - Mindful.org has this video of Nancy Bardacke, author of Mindful Birthing, talks about the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting program.
Mindfulness and Clear Water - At Beginner’s Heart, Britton Gildersleeve on the practice of seeing through, as through clear water, to the bottom of things.