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  • Motherhood, meditation, and creativity

    I’m sitting in a local café, worrying about all the little things on my list, all of the petty, ordinary details of motherhood, feeling anxiety, feeling like I’m wasting time over a beet and tuna salad. It’s Wednesday — a school day, and I only...
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  • Embracing what is

    Before I even opened my eyes this morning, I heard what kind of day it was going to be. The sound of water sluicing the air scribbled over my internal state, obscuring any motivation to get up. Nevertheless, I drove the kids to school in the rain,...
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  • Meditating on change

    I’ve meditated in yoga studios from L.I. to L.A; in the midst of big crowds led by an orange-robed, head-shaved gurus, and with shamans in a yurt. I’ve meditated in a remote section of the Great Wall of China and on my bedroom floor. I’ve...
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  • The nature of mind

    “Luminous is consciousness, brightly shining is its nature,but it becomes clouded by the attachments that visit it.”   Anguttara Nikaya Wandering through the tall grasses of the reservation I hike, camera in hand, I peer into the reflective surface of the lakes and rivers that...
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  • Lori Landau Photography

    Every photograph, every painting, and every drawing I do starts from the same place: that small, nameless force inside that seeks connection to myself and the world around me. It’s an expression of my own individual way of seeing the world, as well as my...
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  • Cultivating a Quiet Mind

    by Lori Landau I’m sitting in my favorite chair, looking out at the foothill of the mountains that are so close to my house, I can see the individual trees and rocks that create the sloping hills. The sun has come out after three days...
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