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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 […]

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 […]

Welcome to Dharma Mamas!

Welcome to Dharma Mamas!

In November 2014 a group of mamas gathered for a women’s mindfulness retreat to strengthen our practice: to meditate, to share together, to nourish our bodies and spirits with silent meals, to stretch and move and hike, to make art, to be in nature, to […]