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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 […]

Unsubscribing from the Culture of Busyness

Unsubscribing from the Culture of Busyness

by Leslie Davis 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, […]

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 […]