Journals

March 12, 2013
The website for Druk Galwa Khilwa Abbey gives histories of about a dozen great yoginis of tantric Buddhism. The sad thing about the stories is that all of them are objects for male action. They're kidnapped, beaten, pursued by men -- fathers,...
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March 9, 2013
In the Buddhist tradition I've studied in since 2006, there's a lineage chant listing the line of enlightened beings who handed down teachings. I've said that list -- which includes the name Yeshe Tsogyel -- hundreds of times, but I didn't know much...
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March 7, 2013
I really try to adhere to my decision to think of things in term of "cause" and "effect" rather good/bad or even negative/positive.  Things happen --- people change, things change, the world is constantly changing. one can get pretty...
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March 5, 2013
Becoming mindful of the body can turn our sense of being into a refuge. Similar to that steaming cup of  coffee(or tea) in the morning,nourishing our insides to begin  a sense of motion.
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March 4, 2013
March is Women's History Month. Friday, March 8, is International Women's Day. How many women in Buddhist history can you name -- not contemporary practitioners, but historical figures? 
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March 2, 2013
Last weekend I started my year long immersion training with The Interdependence Project in New York City. Entering those doors and climbing the 200 stairs to the loving space of my Sangha I was nervous with the teeming possiblities. What would this...
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February 27, 2013
  I’ve always pegged “Next” as a demon. Next pushes one to bitterly reboot or insatiably chase.  Next is an instant reaction that propels one into tomorrow with (what seems like) little maturity. Devilish. Pathetic. I’ve desperately tried...
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February 24, 2013
I AM JUST NOW emerging out of a long period of retreat where I spent much of my time in solitude — reading, reflecting, experimenting with various forms of prayer, and just sitting. The last three months of this period I spent in a simple guest...
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February 23, 2013
It is important to have a healthy self image and healthy self regard. "Of course," you may say, but are you so grounded and alive in healthy self regard that it is easy to handle emotional states and moods? Because that's what it takes!We often...
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February 19, 2013
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by jiryu
February 9, 2013
Friends, Roshi Genro Gauntt of The Zen Peacemakers and Hudson River Zen Center invites us to join a street retreat in New York City, May 2-5, 2013. We will sleep, meditate, and live on the streets together. It’s a chance to practice with a Zen...
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February 7, 2013
IDP bloggers and Journal writers love to get comments on their posts. We're all suffering and awakening together. When we share our responses, analysis, and experience, we all progress along the path together (and alone). Even sharing confusion can...
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January 25, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. is someone who made a very big impact on me as a child, and in turn, my life as a whole.  Writing this, I remember 10 year old me taking a book out of my school library about this influential man that I’d heard about,...
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January 23, 2013
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January 9, 2013
The question of what makes someone qualified to teach Dharma has been on mind since I set out on the path three years ago. I wanted to teach right from the beginning, because I felt an incredible connection to the teachings. They felt like something...
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by L.
December 30, 2012
A few months ago, during a question-answer session after an IDP class, I asked Ethan Nichtern to explain the difference between awareness and mindfulness. I felt silly, as though I was wasting everyone’s time, but I had come away...
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December 18, 2012
 
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December 16, 2012
We do not like to think of children suffering or dying. But they do.
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December 7, 2012
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December 6, 2012
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December 5, 2012
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December 4, 2012
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December 3, 2012
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December 2, 2012
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December 1, 2012
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