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December 13, 2017
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December 13, 2017
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December 13, 2017
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December 4, 2017
Modern life is anxiety-ridden.  A surprising number of my students have diagnosed anxiety disorders.  Things don’t always go our way, and often it feels like they never do.  We spend inordinate amounts of time planning and...
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by Ngejung
January 19, 2017
One of the most useful teachings I've ever heard in Buddhism was through a story told by Sharon Salzberg, related to me by our teacher and executive director Kim Brown. During Sharon's first visit to India, she was confronted by a purse-snatching...
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December 19, 2016
I recently presented some research at the International Symposium on Contemplative Sciences, a conference that brings together scientists and contemplative people from many traditions.  The study tested a variety of methods people could use to...
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November 10, 2016
I suspect I may never forget the details of this last week, seared into my memory through shock and mass anxiety. Yesterday morning on my commute, the disappointment of several passengers was palpable. Their expressions were downcast, and their...
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October 9, 2016
After many years of training (much of it with the Interdependence Project) and many more years of personal practice, I crossed a new threshold recently by taking formal precepts and becoming a novice priest in the Five Mountain Zen Order.  This...
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September 12, 2016
We received this message today from our dear teacher and friend, Zen Peacemaker Venerable Pannavati, leader of Heartwood Refuge: "From Sept 17-24 we are taking a trip to camp with the indigen
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September 11, 2016
I was recently in Australia and heard an aboriginal D'harawal people's dreaming story that discussed what are known to them as the Three Truths.  Gawaian Bodkins-Andrews defined the Three Truths as:
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July 15, 2016
When bad things happen -- as they do with blinding regularity these days -- along w
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July 11, 2016
Like many people, I have been wishing for more balance in my life recently.  The political and social worlds seem chaotic and heartbreaking.  I spend many days chasing after deadlines that I am not sure I care much about.  I would...
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June 27, 2016
Lady Gaga and HH Dalai Lama met June 26 in Indiana, where the 30 year old singer interviewed His Holiness on the topic of kindness.  They were both in the midwest to participate at the United States Conference for Mayors 
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June 13, 2016
I have never been on a Buddhist meditation retreat before, and I had no idea what to expect from it. I was nervous at first because the longest I had ever meditated in one sitting was 25 minutes straight, I could not imagine doing that on and off...
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June 12, 2016
A modern koan -- Question:  Do you have Buddha Nature?  Answer:  Well, duh. The concept of "Buddha Nature" is often difficult to understand, but it is a radically optimistic doctrine.  It says that not only are we responsible for...
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June 1, 2016
Before we reach real understanding and wisdom about our emotions, we first need a clear idea of what they are and how they work. Emotions get their power from a simple but deep-seated source: our lack of self-knowledge.
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May 29, 2016
Warning – I describe in some graphic detail the recuperation from a surgery.
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April 29, 2016
What does meditation look like beyond mindfulness? I made this infographic to offer a quick overview of the three levels of meditation: Presence, Stillness, and Inquiry. Feel free to share.  
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February 28, 2016
The first time I learned lovingkindness meditation, or metta, I was at a weekend retreat a couple of hours away from my house. As I drove home, I sent the standard wishes to the other drivers -- May you be safe, may you be happy, may you be healthy...
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February 23, 2016
The meditation which has been most beneficial to me, and both the easiest and most difficult to practice, is Lovingkindness or Metta meditation.  Week Four of the Real Happiness Challenge is devoted to Metta, which involves repeating phrases of...
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February 21, 2016
I am lying in bed, and I want to stay here. It's warm. I'm comfortable. I feel the weight of the comforter, the cat pressed against my leg. And yet I'm not happy. I think about people who greet the day with smiles. I am not one of them. I think...
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February 16, 2016
Me and my mind this week:   Sometimes my thoughts are relentlessly demanding and negative.  Often I'll react to them by ignoring them or trying to push them out of my mind by concentrating on something else like my work or a book or a...
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February 14, 2016
Maybe you've seen some of the dozens of stories about coloring as the new meditation. People who know I meditate send them to me and ask what I think  -- which is that coloring is not actually meditation, but it can be done meditatively.
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February 12, 2016
In a talk last year at the New York City Shambhala Center, angel Kyodo Williams said that if your practice isn't in some way alleviating suffereing, you should change practices.
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