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New 4-Minute Video on “The Four Benefits of the Samatha Practice”

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New 4-Minute Video on “The Four Benefits of the Samatha Practice”

Tina has released a new 4-minute video summarizing the tremendous benefits of committing to the Samatha (concentration and serenity) practice. The benefits are both practical, and can lead to significant experiences of our deeper nature. Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

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Buddha at the Gas Pump Interviews Tina

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Buddha at the Gas Pump Interviews Tina

Tina was recently interviewed by “Buddha at the Gas Pump”, a site that enables people to relate and share their experiences of spiritual awakening. The video has had more than 10,000 views.

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Tina Interviewed by Meaning of Life

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Tina Interviewed by Meaning of Life

Tina’s interview on the “Meaning of Life” website is now available. Tina’s interview is titled “The Meaning of Life:  Awakening to our True Nature.” The site features interviews with leaders from all fields and walks of life, about their view of the meaning of life. View the page here: https://excellencereporter.com/2018/05/18/tina-rasmussen-the-meaning-of-life-awakening-to-our-true-nature/

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Tina Interviewed on Conscious TV

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Tina Interviewed on Conscious TV

Conscious TV’s interview of Tina, “Living the Enlightenment Drive,” is now available and includes the 55 minute interview, a 40 minute segment discussion with Tina, Stephen and the hosts Iain and Renate, and a 7 minute guided meditation at the end. This program is broadcast on the internet, and in many countries worldwide. Conscious TV features select spiritual teachers around the world. Here’s the hotlink: http://conscious.tv/single.php?vid=5761500972001 The description on the Conscious TV website is as...

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Practice as a Balm in Difficult Times

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Practice as a Balm in Difficult Times

Practice as a Balm in Stressful Times Question from a student: Recently, I have begun a very emotionally stressful period in my life.  I have been called to my meditation practice more often to try and quiet my mind. I have often in the past turned to my practice in times of stress for clarity, guidance and divine connection. During a couple of my sittings intense emotions have bubbled up mostly in the form of sadness and crying. I think my breathing when starting those sittings was a bit shallow and as the breathing deepened the emotion...

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Yale Neuroscience Article on Concentration Meditation; Tina was a research subject

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Yale Neuroscience Article on Concentration Meditation; Tina was a research subject

In this article, Dr. Judson Brewer (former director of the Yale Neuroscience Clinic, and current director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness at U-Mass) and his associates summarize the research for which Tina was one of the meditation subjects, as an advanced meditator. The study focuses on the activation and deactivation of the posterior cingulate cortex center (PCC) of the brain through concentration meditation. The PCC is thought by some to be the center of the sense of self within the brain. Especially interesting is their...

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Korean and Italian Versions of Practicing the Jhanas

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Korean and Italian Versions of Practicing the Jhanas

Practicing the Jhanas is now available in Korean and Italian, as well as English. We appreciate the beauty of the Korean cover, shown here.

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Awakening Buddhist Women Feature Tina

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Awakening Buddhist Women Feature Tina

Awakening Buddhist Women featured Tina in their Dec. 14 blog. The post is an overview of an article on Tina in Nonduality Magazine. To read the blog post, or view the Awakening Buddhist Women website, click here.

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Join Tina on her Insight Timer Group!

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Join Tina on her Insight Timer Group!

Tina now has a virtual sitting group on the Insight Timer! The Insight Timer is a great app for timing your meditations. You can select the time you want, and choose from several beautiful meditation bells that will ring at the time(s) you set. Best of all, you can see who you are meditating with from around the world! The basic version of the app is free, and there is a small fee for the full app. Tina’s group is called the “Awakening Dharma Samatha Meditation” group, which you can find in the “groups” area. All...

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First Month-long Retreat Held at Cloud Mountain

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First Month-long Retreat Held at Cloud Mountain

We held our first month-long (27-day) retreat from Sept. 6-Oct. 3,2014, at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington. We had 37 participants from 8 countries around the world. It was a deep and profound experience, for us as well as the yogis who attended. One of our criteria was that all accommodations would be singles, which worked out well for the participants. We have decided to offer another month-long retreat in 2017–look for information soon.

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