What IS Meditation (Really)?

As part of my work here on The Zenful Blogger, I am on a hunt.  I’m making it my mission to unearth the meaning of meditation as it’s applied to many different lifestyles around NYC (and eventually around the planet).  Big project.  Stay tuned for more on that.

Do yourself a huge favor and allow 10 minutes to find out from Sogyal Rinpoche, (an extremely seasoned) Tibetan Dzogchen Lama, what meditation really means to him: What Meditation Really Is – Sogyal Rinpoche

What does meditation mean to you?  Comment below and you will receive loads compliments from complete strangers about how lovely you are and finally get that $10M check in the mail from Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes… ok maybe niether of those things will happen but I and many of our other readers will appreciate your feedback very much! 🙂

Keep on keepin’ on,

Leah Joy – The Zenful Blogger

Mind Dancing – A Short Story

I’m on the subway home.  It’s the rush hour commute.  I close my eyes and the lights come up.  The music tonight is Stevie Wonder’s Superstition and all the seated passengers begin to sway in unison.  My feet slide gracefully down the middle of the subway car and my fingers form jazz hands as my shoulders and arms shimmy up to the sky.  Everyone is up out of their seats spinning in cannon and I burst into song!  My eyes gently open and twinkle as I notice a permanent smile pressed onto my face.

Until tomorrow,

Leah Joy, The Zenful Blogger

Overt Leadership

I don’t typically write about television (OK I almost NEVER write about television) but I recently watched a television series called Covert Affairs; a spy drama series starring Piper Perabo that was on for 5 seasons. It was a good show but I think it’s the first television drama series I’ve watched where all of the strongest characters were ambitious women and women in positions of power and decision making and the (most excellent) support cast were men. It portrayed women dealing with bureaucratic nonsense- where rules were often created just for the sake of having them- and these women struggling with themselves to decide between coloring within the lines or doing what’s right, not for themselves but for the greater good. There was overstepping but ultimately true leadership prevailed and backs were covered. I thought it showed an excellent example of how leadership should work from the bottom up and the top down, not just because of their gender, but because they were able to combine their intuition, passion, empathy and tireless research into seeing the big picture the way it should be seen: from all sides. Very inclusive and powerful message.

LJ Malberg, The Zenful Blogger (returns)

Zenful Dance 2016 Fall Classes – NYC

Hey Zenful Dancers!

I hope this post finds you all well, joyful and Zenful! 🙂

I need your help.  I am teaching an 8-week Fall Sunday series in Manhattan beginning September 11 (12p-1:15pm) and I want to get the message out to as many folks as possible!

Some KEY takeaways:

  • It’s by donation only (suggested is $10/class but you pay what you can)
  • You don’t need any experience in meditation or dance
  • It’s fun 🙂
  • It’s super gentle on the body
  • You leave feeling like you just came back from a mini-vacation which if you’re a New Yorker you know is PRICELESS

PLEASE PLEASE help me get the word out in your circles of friends and family and coworkers!  Zenful Dance is for anyone who could use a little help getting back to center.  Many, many Zenful thank yous in advance for your help!
Here’s the link:

Zenful Dance Fall 2016 Registration
Keep on keepin’ on,

Leah Joy, The Zenful Blogger