Articles by Mary Dumka
By Mary Dumka
August 4, 2017
August 6 is Canada’s National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness, an initiative of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers across the country. On the day, Albertan Mary Dumka reflects on how learning simply Buddhist mindfulness practices have helped her in the moment and in the world.
About half way through the lecture I suddenly realized that I was listening to the speaker! Of course, that was my goal: to get to the conference on time and listen to the speakers Then I remembered what I'd been taught in the meditation workshop and turned my attention from my distressed thoughts, to my breath