Featured Articles: 2012

December 31, 2012
Apple COO Tim Cook. Frank Lloyd Wright. Tolstoy. The Italian Futurists. What do all these folks have in common? They all set their intentions and wrote them down. Here’s a snippet from the colorful Italian Futurist Manifesto: 
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December 31, 2012
  Im not a big fan of the word "resolution" because there's something very rigid about it, and I think that goal-setting in the usual sense sets one up for failure and frustration.
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December 31, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- This precious human birth -- The bodhisattva activists who don't shy away from looking at the world's pain -- Compassionate space and all those who hold it. -- Rituals -- like Champagne and celebrations. -- Always...
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December 30, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- Unscheduled time -- Friends -- and lunch yesterday with one who sparks so much insight and joy in me -- Life on life's terms.   What are you grateful for? Write it in the comments below or share it on Twitter #...
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December 29, 2012
“We have been raised to fear…our deepest cravings. And the fear of our deepest cravings keeps them suspect, keeps us docile and loyal and obedient, and leads us to settle for…many facets of our own oppression.” – Audre Lourde
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December 29, 2012
"..it’s a critical time in human history, and the collective decisions we have to make during the next few years will set the course of events for generations to come.."  - David Loy
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December 29, 2012
I've been thinking about Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old man who shot his mother in her bed, killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school, then shot himself as police arrived at the scene.
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December 28, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- My brother, whose birthday is today -- My son, who goes back to his own home today. yikes! -- new (to me) music. What are you grateful for? Write it in the comments below or share it on Twitter #idpgratitude This is a...
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December 28, 2012
Make your New Year’s Resolution for 2013 to meditate every day! Ok, I admit, that’s too simple. If you… 1) …have a daily meditation practice, can you add one more session per day for 365 days?
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December 27, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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December 27, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- Deep thinkers, who frame my thoughts so much more eloquenty than I can -- the two meditation students who came to class last night despite the snow -- and the warm, settled, centered energy we shared -- my sweet spouse,...
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December 27, 2012
As the holidays unfolded, and every stop along the way brought more and more gifts for our little baby, I couldn’t help remarking that it was sad, in a way, that he wouldn’t remember any of this. Indeed, that this entire period of his life would be...
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December 26, 2012
These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done."  Anguttara Nikaya
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December 26, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- time together -- awareness of what arises -- holiday lights, including stars and planets What are you grateful for? Write it in the comments below or share it on Twitter #idpgratitude This is a community space where you...
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December 25, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- the world turning -- being together -- JRR Tolkein What are you grateful for? Write it in the comments below or share it on Twitter #idpgratitude This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for.
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December 24, 2012
  I started this post last night, on Christmas Eve, sitting in bed nursing a stomach virus, armed with ginger ale and wonton soup. I didn’t want to write anything. Really, really didn’t. I knew it would be hard. I knew it would take a while. I...
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December 24, 2012
  A Buddhist bit on rhymin&jivin for the holidays & new year   "I vow to calm tensions & misperception w/ zero duality & calming humility"   Have a blast folks <3
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December 24, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- santa -- cookies -- the buddha, dharma, and sangha
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December 23, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- the plastic thing I wear at night that keeps me from grinding my teeth -- glasses that make it possible to see beyond my nose -- a new beginning in each moment What are you grateful for? Write it in the comments below or...
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December 22, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- health care savings account -- family -- children and spouse who cook What are you grateful for? Write it in the comments below or share it on Twitter #idpgratitude This is a community space where you can list whatever...
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December 22, 2012
If you're reading this, then you're aware that the world did not end -- despite what many have said the Mayan calendar predicted.
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December 22, 2012
If you're reading this, then you're aware that the world did not end -- despite what many have said the Mayan calendar predicted.
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December 21, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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December 21, 2012
  Today I am grateful for: -- airlines connections that happen (again -- both kids in state) -- pictures of sunrise in places where the sun rose and didn't hide behind clouds -- new seasons What are you grateful for? Write it in the comments...
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by Joren
December 20, 2012
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