All Journal Entries by KimberlyBrown

June 7, 2013
Two years ago,  Kelsang Wangmo became the first female Tibetan "Geshe", or professor, which IDP celebrated in this blog post.  Today, 27 more women are taking the <
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May 22, 2013
A Song on the Six Perfections* by Milarepa For generosity, nothing to do,
Other than stop fixating on self. For morality, nothing to do,
Other than stop being dishonest. For patience, nothing to do,
Other than not fear what is ultimately true. For...
Buddhism     Comment (2)     Link
April 24, 2013
Following last week's article on the dearth of female teachers in Tibetan Buddhism, it's wonderful to read today's story in the Telegraph, in which the Dalai Lama reiterates his publicly stated support for women leaders and the possibility of a...
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April 23, 2013
The Guardian newspaper reports that a hospital in England has installed a quiet room designed by ambient music pioneer Brian Eno.  It's being offered as a place to help patients relax, and doctors plan to monitor people who use the room to see...
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April 15, 2013
Today in the Huffington Post, author Michaela Haas has a wonderful article asking why there isn't a female Dalai Lama and what is being done to address the sexism underlying the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  Like many women studying in this...
Buddhism     Comment (2)     Link
February 19, 2013
The Interdependence Project offers three ways to interact on our website: via the IDP Blog, through personal Journals, and on comments to both the Blog and Journal entries.   Please read the below policies before posting material on our...
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February 13, 2013
Dear IDP Community,As our online presence continues to grow, it's important that everyone understands The Interdependence Project website policy.  We offer three ways to interact with us online: via the official Blog, through personal Journals...
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December 2, 2012
I was planning to write a post today about holiday gift-giving and how we're all under so much pressure to buy presents that we forget what it's like to be generous.  Except on Saturday I started to feel pain around my right eye.  I...
Buddhism, Nutrition & Body Wellness     Comment (27)     Link
November 30, 2012
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the popular Tibetan teacher who abruptly became a wandering yogi in August 2011 to the surprise of his teachers, family and community and had not been heard from since, has indicated in a letter this week that he "is in very...
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November 26, 2012
This is what you shall do:
Activism and Politics, Buddhism, Religion & Spirituality     Comment (3)     Link
November 19, 2012
Last year, I posted the below article to the IDP blog, at the conclusion of my participation in our first year-long Immersion Training program.   Since then, my path has continued to unfold before me and reveal itself in ways obvious and...
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November 12, 2012
  "Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others." Cicero
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October 31, 2012
From WellandGoodNYC today ...
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October 31, 2012
  "'Trust yourself' doesn't mean 'believe your thoughts'.  It means to allow yourself to not know and don't fill it up with an opinion." Sokuzan Bob Brown
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October 21, 2012
The artist Chuck Close recently photographed President Obama for his portrait . . . 
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October 15, 2012
In the past year, our sangha has experienced all the vicissitudes of existence;  old age, sickness, and death.  Several of us lost their parents; one member's father had a serious heart attack; another's mother had breast cancer; yet...
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October 12, 2012
Inspired by a wonderful class discussion of Appreciative Joy, I've decided to post a regular gratitude list!  Thank you IDPeeps, and please consider joining me by writing your list here: http://www.theidproject.org/node/add/journal-entry !...
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October 8, 2012
    Robert Pattinson was there, and we spent an hour talking about booze and Buddhism . . .    
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October 5, 2012
As part of the Locating the Sacred Festival, a transparent, inflatable Buddha statue is floating on the East River.   It's an artwork entitled Floating Echo, by the artist Chang-Jin Lee.
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September 27, 2012
    Please join IDP Teachers Ven. Lawrence Dō'an Grecco and Kate Johnson at the first large U.S. silent Peace Walk.   
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September 17, 2012
Inspired by a wonderful class discussion of Appreciative Joy, I've decided to post a regular gratitude list!  Thank you IDPeeps, hope you'll consider joining me.  You can do so here: http://www.theidproject.org/node/add/journal-entry !...
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September 17, 2012
"I had an incident in life where I lost my 4 year old daughter in a tragic accident at home. I didn't want to live anymore... I had to change my life. I didn't have a problem with drugs or nothing. I had a problem with thinking. My thinking was...
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September 13, 2012
Inspired by a wonderful class discussion of Appreciative Joy, I've decided to post a regular gratitude list! Thank you IDPeeps, hope you'll consider joining me.  Anyone can do it here: http://www.theidproject.org/node/add/journal-entry !...
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September 10, 2012
“…feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in...
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September 6, 2012
As many of you know, I'm neither a Democrat nor a Republican, and don't watch any of the televised political events.  When I heard about Seane Corne and her people (including IDP's own Leslie Booker) from Off the Mat Into the World offering...
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