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Dharma Mamas

Dharma Mamas

a community for mindful mothers

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How My Seven-Year-Old Came to Take the Precepts

How My Seven-Year-Old Came to Take the Precepts

I’ve had a home altar for meditation for over 11 years now. Though I’ve changed some of the altar’s adornments over the years, it has always had a small Buddha, candles, a hand-painted porcelain tea cup for rice and incense, various rocks I’ve collected in […]

Unsubscribing from the Culture of Busyness on NoSidebar.com

Unsubscribing from the Culture of Busyness on NoSidebar.com

Sometimes I feel guilty when people complain about how busy they are. Like we’re getting away with something scandalous. Maybe we are…? When it comes to being busy, our family is definitely not keeping up with the Joneses. Our lives are full, and at times, […]

Dharma Mamas Retreat 2016

Dharma Mamas Retreat 2016

Eleven mindful mothers gathered for a 3-day weekend in Ojai, California to nourish our souls, strengthen our practice, deepen our self-care, and connect with a like-minded community of moms. Amazing resourcing was had with these Dharma Mamas! So much connection. So much deep sharing. So much […]

Guest Post from Christine Mason Miller: I am a Mother

Guest Post from Christine Mason Miller: I am a Mother

More than eleven years ago, I married a man fifteen years my senior with two grown kids. It was my second marriage and his third, and despite all the possibilities that existed for how our blended union could have crashed and burned, we’ve thrived. Much […]

Why Are We Here?

Why Are We Here?

by Leslie Davis My teen son is bored. Very bored. We arrived yesterday at Deer Park Monastery for a week-long family mindfulness retreat and he’s bored and complaining a lot. He keeps asking, “Why are we here?” I answer literally because he’s asking it literally—he’s […]

Setting up your home practice

Setting up your home practice

by Leslie Davis I recently watched a short video on how to set up a home yoga practice with one of my favorite yoga teachers, Kira Sloane. You can view the video on Yoga Anytime: 9 Tips for Your Home Yoga Practice.  (This post is […]

Breastfeeding as Spiritual Practice

Breastfeeding as Spiritual Practice

by Leslie Davis As a new mom I was deeply moved by the act of nursing my baby boy and the close bond we developed through breastfeeding. But nursing my first child also brought up so many strong emotions as I grappled with the frustration […]

The Compassionate Navigation of Radical Self Care

The Compassionate Navigation of Radical Self Care

by Kelli Gray Meisner Sometimes being a woman is amazing, feeling the air on my skin as I dance on the beach, communing with my female ancestors, the spirit of the ocean and the moon reverberating in my body. Other times, and more often than […]

Nothing Simpler Than To Wait

Nothing Simpler Than To Wait

by Yenkuei Chuang Pause, rest. Do nothing and it will happen. In fact, the miracle of birth, the miracle of life is already here in this very moment, without having to do anything more. Nothing simpler than to wait. Wait for the glory of the […]

Taking it Slow: An Interview with Kerry Horton Bennassar

Taking it Slow: An Interview with Kerry Horton Bennassar

Kerry Horton Bennassar is a painter and artist living in Topanga Canyon, California with her husband and two young boys. Kerry discovered the mindfulness practice before she was married and attends retreats a couple times a year. Kerry began a small family Sangha at their […]