In keeping with this month’s exploration of prayer, I offer a Buddhist teaching on 3 practices: mindfulness-awareness, loving-kindness, and tingle. Periods of practice will be woven through the teaching. The Buddha was clear about our capacity to awaken to our innate nature of openness, compassion and wisdom. Burt he told his students — in my words — “Hey! Don’t take my word for it! Try it yourself and draw upon your own experience to confirm what I teach.” Bring your curiosity.
Ann Tyndall served as a Unitarian Universalist parish minister for 23 years, and for the past 16 years has been practicing Shambhala Buddhism. Ann and her partner Barbara moved to La Crosse when Gundersen hired Ann to be a chaplain in the Spiritual Care Department. In June she began working as a system wide bereavement coordinator for the Resolve Through Sharing bereavement program at Gundersen. She also enjoys the opportunity to do more teaching at the Shambhala Meditation Center in Minneapolis where she is a member.