The Big AND
An article by Tim Burnett
July 2023

A student in one of the meditation groups I have the pleasure of supporting told the group a story. Her mood seemed unhappy as she started – there was that feeling of, “I want to share something bad that happened to me in the hope that I’ll feel...

Mindfully Meeting Aggression
An article by Tim Burnett
May 2023

My partner and I were on a bike ride. She’s fairly new to town and I had the idea to pass through the university campus to check it out. I remembered a trail that skirts the bottom of the arboretum which would be pretty, so we rode up a neighborhood street and...

Relaxed and Alert Tonglen for Self
Tim Burnett - 37 minute audio

A tonglen (“giving and receiving compassion”) meditation with an emphasis on being relaxed and alert in our practice.  You can learn more about tonglen meditation at Tim’s introductory recording. Delivered at the Winter 2023 MSC II: Roots of...

Developing Bodhicitta
Tim Burnett - 34 minute audio

A meditation oriented around developing the quality of heart-mind the Buddhists call “bodhicitta” – the altruistic mind of awakening.  This practice is based on an article by Ven. Thubten Chodron. Delivered at the Winter 2023 MSC II: Roots of...

Balancing Groundedness & Openness
Tim Burnett - 34 minute audio

A meditation focussed on maintaining and exploring the subtle balance of groundedness (stability / shamatha) and openess (curiousity / insight / vipassana). Delivered at the Winter 2023 MSC II: Roots of Compassion class. Balancing Groundedness & Openness - 34...

Beyond Utility Meditation
Tim Burnett - 40 minute audio

A meditation focussed on going beyond any ideas of accompishment, attainment, or utility. Delivered at the Winter 2023 MSC II: Roots of Compassion class. Please listen to Tim’s introductory track below for a full introduction. Beyond Utility Meditation - 40...