Journals

November 19, 2012
This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "Gratitude is the recognition that we're connected to others, that we're dependent upon causes and conditions way beyond our control for our life and our well-being." Kim B's...
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November 18, 2012
This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "Gratitude is the recognition that we're connected to others, that we're dependent upon causes and conditions way beyond our control for our life and our well-being." Kim B's...
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November 17, 2012
  Meditation can change your life and your very sense of who you are.  There is a reason it has been around for thousands of years and practiced by people from all walks of life and all parts of the globe.  There is a common myth...
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November 17, 2012
The sign outside Brooklyn's Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew reads “Occupy Sandy: Mutual Aid Not Charity,” the black “A” of “Aid” at the center of a circle drawn in blue ink. Once inside, this sense of mutual aid, of taking care of each other, is...
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November 17, 2012
This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "Gratitude is the recognition that we're connected to others, that we're dependent upon causes and conditions way beyond our control for our life and our well-being." Kim B's...
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November 16, 2012
This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "Gratitude is the recognition that we're connected to others, that we're dependent upon causes and conditions way beyond our control for our life and our well-being." Kim B's...
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November 15, 2012
Spurred by Kim B's lovely post on gratitude, this is a community space where you can add whatever you're grateful for. "Gratitude is the recognition that we're connected to others, that we're dependent upon causes and conditions way beyond our...
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November 14, 2012
Spurred by Kim B's lovely post on gratitude, this is a community space where you can add whatever you're grateful for. Today I'm particularly grateful for people who have skills that I don't have: The man who fixes cair, the one who cuts my hair,...
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November 13, 2012
Spurred by Kim B's lovely post on gratitude, this is a community space where you can add whatever you're grateful for. At this moment, I'm grateful for emptiness and that every breath, every moment is a fresh start. How about you?
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November 6, 2012
    The Buddha’s First Noble Truth – dukkha – says that suffering exists, that we experience discomfort, that life feels like a bumpy ride at times.
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October 31, 2012
From WellandGoodNYC today ...
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October 30, 2012
I just wanted to share Maia Duerr's beautiful piece form the Liberated Life Project. It's hard to put words to this morning's experience of the hurricane that swept through so many of our lives yesterday ("impermanence" rings through my mind...
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October 26, 2012
           This has been a long, stressful week, one of those weeks where, by Tuesday, you’re convinced it’s Thursday, where you catch yourself frowning over worries that were actually resolved...
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October 25, 2012
I have been thinking a lot about the discussions of the 8-fold path happening wednesday nights in new york.  Especially relating to skillful speech, listening deeply and how that intersects with being vulnerable.   I was meditating the...
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October 17, 2012
           Last night I went to the Shambhala Center’s weekly dharma gathering, where Joe Mauricio spoke on “The Ordinary Experience of Being Alive.” As one might assume based on the title, the talk...
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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 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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October 2, 2012
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always." -Mahatma Gandhi
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October 1, 2012
Right from the beginning, in the unborn nature There is nothing to be refuted and nothing to be established. At the level of the unborn, there is no distinction of Attaining nirvana or not attaining nirvana. The unborn nature itself is also not...
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September 27, 2012
"Given the extreme hardness of the meteorite — “basically an inappropriate material for producing sculptures” the paper notes — the artist or artists who created it may have known their material was special, the researchers say."
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September 25, 2012
"..let's ditch the the 99% slogan. In these dire circumstances we must be the 100% -- not because it sounds better, but because all 100% of us are deeply intertwined. We have no choice about this.."
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September 23, 2012
Join us for a special evening with Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan and Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr.
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September 23, 2012
We can Eat flesh Flesh is not cruel It does not Kill   Flesh Wants No revenge Leaves behind No curse   “Eat me And you will live One more day,” flesh says.   All beings want what we want All beings want what we want All beings want...
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September 21, 2012
Time does not really exist; it is not real. There is no such thing as time. It is simply a creation of our thoughts. Time is emptiness, and emptiness is time. In fact, a short period of time and a long period of time are fundamentally the same. They...
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September 18, 2012
 
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