Tag Archives: Contemplation

Create space for slowing down to notice and

experience momentary presence!  Have something uniquely beautiful to you that causes your eyes to rest and your mind to stop for even a moment.



Integrating the value of Contemplation

Life Areas:  Spiritual ~ Divine Connection

 For this purpose consider your inner connected wisdom with a skill level of being able to separate from acting out on your thoughts and simply having ease noticing them. Observing your mind thinking as it passes through your fore-brain   Be willing to record your thoughts over a period of five minutes this week.  Notice how many you have, their context and if they are pleasing to you and filling you with inspiration. Afterwards begin to simply notice your thoughts and say to yourself “thinking.” 

Season for Peace

16th Annual Gandhi – King Seasons for Peace & Nonviolence – 64 Ways in 64 Days

Welcome to the announcement launching the 16th focused Season for Nonviolence that begins January 30th on the anniversary of  Gandhi’s  passing and ends on April 4, the anniversary of   Martin Luther King’s passing.   I am hoping that you are visiting this page as you are interested in ways you can personally participate or create events for your community!

64 Ways in 64 Days is a program that is being offered by an International group that has spent years collaborating resulting in a beautiful system for bring personal awareness to self-responsibility.

  • receive a daily reflection quote for yourself, organization, teen or child
  • take part in a learning programs during the season
  • create a program for your organization with ease through following guides

Some example programs:

  • Daily Affirmations • Quotations • Practices • Reflections 

The Season for Nonviolence’s foundational program, 64 Ways in 64 Days offers many ways for individuals to practice nonviolence throughout the Season. Here you can find materials for teens, children, group activities, public service announcements, formatted booklets, and a maṇḍala meditation tool.

  • Book Study • Key Concepts • Discussion Questions • Practice Exercises 

• 9 Weeks or Sessions
Based on the revolutionary book by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, this self-organizing group course adapted, from a study guide created by the Dalai Lama Foundation, is perfect for church or community groups of any size. In each session, participants will review two chapters from, Ethics for the New Millennium as the starting point for an in-depth exploration of ethics in our own lives and how these can be applied to transformation in our communities.


If you are in the Greater Victoria area and would like to gather for bringing this awareness to our community contact using the form below or email her at renee(at)insideawareness(dot)com.


Coming this week! Stay tuned on how you can benefit!


The Buddha on ‘Oberservation’

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not
belie ve in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”