All Journal Entries by KimberlyBrown

October 21, 2012
The artist Chuck Close recently photographed President Obama for his portrait . . . 
Activism and Politics, Arts and Media, Buddhism     Comment (2)     Link
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...
Buddhism, Nutrition & Body Wellness     Link
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...
Buddhism     Link
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...
Buddhism     Comment (4)     Link
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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September 6, 2012
  In the photo above, John holds his 19 year-old dog, Schoep.  He regularly takes Schoep to Lake Superior and cradles him in the water until he falls asleep, as the cool and buoyant water soothes Schoep's arthritic pain.
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September 3, 2012
(follow Kimberly on Facebook or Twitter) Steve Jobs is now a type of warrior-philosopher deva, living in a mystical palace near his old offices at Apple headquarters in California. 
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September 2, 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 http://www.theidproject.org/node/add/journal-entry ! Today I'm...
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August 29, 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 http://www.theidproject.org/node/add/journal-entry ! Today I'm...
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August 28, 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! Today I'm grateful ... - for insomnia, allowing me to appreciate the simple...
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August 27, 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! Today I'm grateful ... - to last night's nightmares, for letting me know what's...
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August 27, 2012
"I can't even breathe the air without the help of other beings.."
Buddhism     Comment (2)     Link
August 26, 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!   Today I'm grateful ... - for the unusual lavender-colored peppers at the...
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August 25, 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! Today I'm grateful ... - for investigative journalism - to Russia and its culture...
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August 24, 2012
Inspired by Wednesday's wonderful class discussion of Appreciative Joy, I've decided to post a regular gratitude list!  Thank you IDPeeps, hope you'll consider joining me! Today I'm grateful ... - for refrigeration - to all my yoga teachers...
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August 13, 2012
(follow Kimberly on Facebook or Twitter) Here in the U.S., we love to have a lot of choices.  Our supermarkets and department stores are filled with nearly identical products (there are literally 20 different brands of chocolate at my local...
Buddhism     Link
August 5, 2012
Out Of a great need We are all holding hands And climbing. Not loving is a letting go. Listen, The terrain around here Is Far too Dangerous For That. Hafiz, Sufi poet and mystic PEACE TO EVERYONE EVERYWHERE ! *Thanks, Stan Lee
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July 23, 2012
How Patrul Rinpoche taught the Dharma, as told by Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche:
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July 16, 2012
A recent article in the New York Review of Books suggests that many of the greatest works of literature, (particularly modern literature), wouldn't have been written if their authors were Buddhist.   The writer, Tim Parks, believes that...
Arts and Media, Buddhism     Comment (8)     Link

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