Featured Articles and Journals: Gentleness

April 12, 2014
I was on retreat last fall with a teacher whose message is to meet everything with compassion. "Enlightenment is when you meet all the pain in life with compassion," he said. I don't know what that means, I said.
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March 3, 2013
  I was standing on an ordinary street corner in DC when the change started. Lunch in hand, waiting for the cross-walk to change so I could go back to the office and eat, I was remembering something I said at a meeting, which now seemed...
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September 3, 2012
After about five years of meditating like my life depended on it, I hit a wall. For the past two months, getting my butt on the cushion has been a struggle and a constant internal negotiation process. Summer felt good. Life felt good. Samsara...
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May 7, 2012
I learned a whole lot of things at the mostly silent 28 day meditation retreat called dathun
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March 26, 2012
The first time I heard the term "engaged Buddhism" I was immediately turned on by the idea. My punk rock sensibilities imagined bringing Buddhism to the streets. The whole image seemed at odds with itself. This was not about sitting in a cave,...
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February 21, 2012
I'm infatuated... and I can't think of anything else but the object of my obsession, er... I mean, affection.  Even writing this post is troublesome as all I want to do is spend time with my sweetheart, to treasure the joy, pain, decorum and...
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January 30, 2012
One thing I have heard a few times on Krista Tippet's show on NPR called On Being is that happiness is a practice. This idea inspires me and gives me hope that we can all be happy. It also highlights the fact that our society is confused about how...
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by Joren
January 5, 2012
  Kalachakra rumination
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by Joren
May 26, 2011
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by Joren
March 24, 2011
 
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by Joren
February 10, 2011
     It seems my heart-body is determined to swallow anything given;
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by Lani
January 25, 2011
It's an old story. But it's a good story. Because most everything we encounter isn't exactly as it seems. And often when attacked, there's opportunity waiting.
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