Featured Articles and Journals: Meditation Practice

August 9, 2013
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August 9, 2013
What happens when we let our heart determine our actions? Typically not too comfortable with cats, my compassionate instinct takes over after seeing one hit by a car.  Reflection illuminates my reaction to be much different than it had been...
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August 7, 2013
Sometimes I find sitting meditation to be difficult. I am not a naturally relaxed person, and some of my more productive meditative moments have come when my body is in motion, especially on my epic walks from Greenpoint Brooklyn to Flushing Queens...
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August 5, 2013
I went on a retreat this weekend, and one of the practices was a metta (loving-kindness) guided meditation.  The instructions included repeating certain phrases, first about myself, then about my family, then a close friend, then a stranger,...
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August 5, 2013
George Saunders, a creative writing professor at Syracuse University, gave a commencement speech with a simple message: Be kind. After it was printed last week in the New York Times, the speech went viral, demonstrating that people are aching to...
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August 3, 2013
Metta, the first of the Buddha's Four Immeasurable Qualities, is a Pali word generally translated as lovingkindness (or loving-kindness). Why isn't it just love? What's kindness got to do with it?
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August 1, 2013
IDP's month-long Metta Meditation Marathon begins today.   Ethan* and I came up with the idea in June, as a way for our community to connect with each other during August, a time when many are traveling and on vacation.   For 30...
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August 1, 2013
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Each week there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to participate online in a community sit. Please join us, Saturday, August 3, at 9 a.m....
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August 1, 2013
Welcome to IDP's Metta Month, where members of the community commit to practicing metta (lovingkindness) every day in August. That means sending out good wishes to yourself, your loved ones, and the world at large. What's in it for you?
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July 29, 2013
A month-long invitation to join The Interdepence Project's 'Lovingkindness' practice causes me to question my ability to live accordingly.  When I make space for the practice, I realize that I, and we, very much are.
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July 29, 2013
Often after I lead a meditation session, students will ask me how long we sat. It's nearly always 24 minutes, which one of my teachers says is the amount of time it takes for the mind to settle down, and I trust her. But their experience of it is...
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July 27, 2013
Maybe you've heard people say that they don't need to do sitting meditation because they do other things that have meditative qualities. "My yoga is my meditation," they say, or running or music or knitting or any repetitive activity.
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July 26, 2013
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July 25, 2013
Innumerable labors brought us this food. May we know how it comes to us. Receiving this offering, let us consider whether our virtue and practice deserve it. Desiring the natural order of mind, let us be free from greed, hate and delusion. We eat to...
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July 20, 2013
In this week's installment of the online-only class on Buddhist basics, Ethan Nichtern and Sharon Salzberg talk about the importance of the view. The Buddha included Right View as the first factor on the Eight-fold Path to liberation from suffering.
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July 19, 2013
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community tomorrow morning. Each week there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to participate online in a community sit. Please join us, Saturday, July 20...
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July 13, 2013
The first time you walk into a new place is an experience of groundlessness -- and since we generally don't like to free-fall through life, the first thing we do is look for ground. It's part of our survival instinct, a remnant of our lizard brain:...
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July 12, 2013
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community tomorrow morning. Each week there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to participate online in a community sit. Please join us, Saturday, July 13...
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July 11, 2013
  It’s half past something. A quarter to whatever. Five minutes after I-have-no-idea.
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July 8, 2013
Illness inspires me to embark on a fourteen-day fast.  I meet the days leading up to it with overwhelming resistance and panic, and talk about what it's like and how I'm feeling emotionally and physically.
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July 8, 2013
Two recent articles, with nearly identical opening paragraphs but different content, make the point that mindfulness is trending.
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July 7, 2013
Do buddhists get hot? Let’s get something straight. That is, yes, a double entendre, hereby spoiled by its designation. That is: you’d better get some ice water, and you’d better hold on to those skivvies. But that’s neither fish nor fowl.
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July 6, 2013
I spent the last week on retreat in the Colorado Rockies, leaving the final ritual early to make my plane -- only to have my flight delayed, finally leaving 20 hours after scheduled. It was, in its way, an excellent opportunity to practice.
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July 5, 2013
 
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