Featured Articles and Journals: Gratitude

November 29, 2013
We’ve survived another Thanksgiving.
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November 15, 2013
I’ve been very sick all week with an upper respiratory infection, which made practicing the way I normally do -- seated upright on a cushion with my hands joined just under my navel -- nearly impossible. It’s hard to follow your breath when you can’...
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October 18, 2013
What do you feel grateful for?  After watching a video on the benefits of gratitude I was inspired to start a gratitude journal from October 1st to the US Thanksgiving.  After talking to others about it, I decided every morning I...
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September 14, 2013
I'm writing this on September 14, 2013. I’m sitting in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, on a break from a weekend meditation and dharma retreat. One hour ago before writing this, at 1:16 p.m., I turned 30. And the contemplation began...
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August 14, 2013
I should start this entry by saying: I don't wish to describe my metta practice as "successful" versus "not successful", or "a good metta day" versus "a bad metta day". That turns it into a struggle instead of a release from struggle. I think any...
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July 23, 2013
Something amazing happened to me. It was a very small event, but an event that is disappearing from our world, growing extinct. Because of how much it moved and surprised me, I find that I can't stop thinking about it. And so, I write this blog...
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June 7, 2013
A recent meditation retreat prompts me to connect and give thanks
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April 5, 2013
This is a love letter to everyone who has helped contribute in some way to my being able to go on a week-long meditation retreat at Karme Choling next week. I don't just mean the people who donated to my online effort to raise the funds...
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March 21, 2013
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March 18, 2013
I have had many people come in talking about ego lately. It got me thinking. All problems arise from the sense of limited fearful separation -- what we call 'ego.' I started contemplating this daily on my morning walks. I examined my fearful...
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February 17, 2013
Unhappiness and gratitude simply cannot exist in the same moment. If you feel grateful, you are a happy person. If you feel grateful for what is possible for you in this moment, no matter what your challenges are, if you feel grateful that you are...
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February 10, 2013
Gratitude is a way of connecting to the world and those in it. It turns your mind toward what's going right in your life. I am grateful for: A warm house Neighbors who help each other out Music Incongruities
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February 3, 2013
Gratitude is a way of connecting to the world and those in it. It turns your mind toward what's going right in your life. I am grateful for: A warm house A spouse who cooks Knowing that everything changes. People who keep showing up.
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January 28, 2013
Every year, I attend the last church service of the year. At the end of December, the minister asks us to write down all the things we want for the coming year. We then draft a letter to ourselves that we will receive a year later (sent back to us...
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January 13, 2013
Gratitude takes intentionality. We're raised to be cynical. Sharon Salzberg
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January 9, 2013
Hi there and welcome to Daily Sit. Each week there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to participate online in a community sit.
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January 6, 2013
Sunday evening is the weekend's last hurrah, the time when weekday workers begin to look at the week ahead. It's a perfect time to look at not only what challenges we face but what we bring with us, what we are grateful for. Take a deep breath and...
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January 3, 2013
I feel a general sense of excitement and promise for our days in 2013. Mindful community is growing and connecting with one another other. Just thinking about that warms my heart and brings a smile to my face and yes, a bit watery in the eyes. I am...
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December 31, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- This precious human birth -- The bodhisattva activists who don't shy away from looking at the world's pain -- Compassionate space and all those who hold it. -- Rituals -- like Champagne and celebrations. -- Always...
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December 30, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- Unscheduled time -- Friends -- and lunch yesterday with one who sparks so much insight and joy in me -- Life on life's terms.   What are you grateful for? Write it in the comments below or share it on Twitter #...
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December 28, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- My brother, whose birthday is today -- My son, who goes back to his own home today. yikes! -- new (to me) music. What are you grateful for? Write it in the comments below or share it on Twitter #idpgratitude This is a...
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December 27, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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December 27, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- Deep thinkers, who frame my thoughts so much more eloquenty than I can -- the two meditation students who came to class last night despite the snow -- and the warm, settled, centered energy we shared -- my sweet spouse,...
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December 26, 2012
These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done."  Anguttara Nikaya
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