Featured Articles and Journals: Religion & Spirituality

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
Inquiry into the death of influential Buddhist Meditation, Master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, crashes my computer and sheds light on the human condition.
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July 29, 2013
I enjoy visiting New York City, a city famed for its cynicism.  In fact, being a New Yorker is largely equated with being a cynic.  Cynicism is not confined to one group of people, however.  In fact, it often seems that cynicism is...
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July 23, 2013
Trust your wound to a Teacher's surgery.Flies collect on t
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July 22, 2013
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is offering indulgences for “virtual” participants of the upcoming World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro — but there's a hitch.
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July 15, 2013
The final stretch of my fast presents an opportunity to open, listen and love in a way I never imagined possible.
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July 15, 2013
My high expectations for physical change and concern for my ability to heal give way to a quiet space, allowing me to grieve a close friend's death.
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July 15, 2013
I was recently in France and Spain, trying pathetically to speak at least the bare minimum of niceties in each country’s language.  This brought me face-to-face with some of the differences in phrasing, and potentially some differences in...
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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 9, 2013
The question: Can the Theravada Bhikkhuni (nun) order be re-established? The Mahanayaka Theras (the chief elders of the Buddhist monastic establishment in Sri Lanka) say no. But Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi contends it's not only possible but has been done...
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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 1, 2013
A reading of the book 'One City' inspires me and my family to pick up garbage on the streets and changes the way I view what is ours and what is others
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July 1, 2013
I have only ever given one religious teaching to my older daughter (currently a teenager).  She and I like to play cards.  If, after a game of cards, you asked us each to describe what had happened in the game, would we tell you the same...
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June 29, 2013
The Way of the Bodhisattva is one of the great classics of Mahayana Buddhism, a loosely connected body of teachings and practices ranging from Japanese Zen Buddhism to the Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet. Mahayana Buddhism is considered by its followers...
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June 25, 2013
When we practice metta for someone, can it have an effect ON that person? I spent the weekend reflecting on and practicing lovingkindness meditation (metta) at the IDP Immersion weekend, and this question came up. My initial impulse was to say no...
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June 24, 2013
Is that copper I smell in the air? Or gold? No wait, it’s automobiles! Oh, it’s just the Man of Steel. Gross. What the heck is he doing in Miass, Chelyabinsk, Russia?
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June 17, 2013
My son's spit strings together my story of personal failure.  Tong Len brings me present and helps me work with what is.
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June 10, 2013
Honoring my story while putting one foot in front of the other
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by Paul S
June 10, 2013
"Try, Try, Try for Ten Thousand Years" From this day forthuntil I attain the very heart of enlightenment,12 pm T-storms1pm T-stormsAnd did you get whatyou wanted from this life, even so?
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May 31, 2013
In a recent Tricycle blog post subtitled “Chinese Policing Tibetan Areas Suffer from PTSD” posted on the Tricycle blog, Alex Caring-Lobel describes the current state of T
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May 29, 2013
1. Having a child means that for a while (the period of time where they can’t be left alone for a few minutes without hurting themselves or destroying property), you no longer get to go to the bathroom alone.
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May 24, 2013
Pope Francis, the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, recognized that non-Catholics, including atheists, humanists, and other secular folks, can still have a moral compass. "We must meet one another doing good," he said on Wednesday. This comes as a...
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by Paul S
May 21, 2013
A tornado in Oklahoma killed dozens of people Monday and flattened whole neighborhoods in certainly the most destructive tornado in decades. Winds faster than 200 miles per hour were recorded, and at one point, the tornado measured over...
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May 17, 2013
A friend of mine became interested in attending classes at IDP because, she said, she wanted to find something that had a se
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