Day of a Buddhist Practitioner, Part 1: Dharma Upon Awakening

Series description: Being a dharma practitioner means developing mindfulness and insight not just when we’re on the cushion, but in our everyday lives. This series, loosely based on Bokar Rinpoche’s book “The Day of a Buddhist Practitioner” offers strategies for extending our mindfulness into everyday experiences.

Episode description: When awakening from sleep every morning, we’re often under the influence of habit – our morning rituals can put our minds on automatic pilot and dampen our ability to be mindful and present. By engaging gratitude, a sense of presence of awakened beings in our lives, and a pure intention, we can start the journey of our day with an eye toward awakening.