Featured Articles and Journals: emotions

June 1, 2016
Before we reach real understanding and wisdom about our emotions, we first need a clear idea of what they are and how they work. Emotions get their power from a simple but deep-seated source: our lack of self-knowledge.
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February 18, 2016
We all have our ways of running for cover during periods of emotional turbulence.  Food, drink, drugs, Netflix, Facebook, Instagram…the list goes on and on. What we all have in common is that when faced with the suffering that comes with being...
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August 3, 2015
In personal situations, sometimes I feel very strongly that I'm right and you're wrong. It's very hard for me to see that you have your own point of view, that you don't mean me any harm, and that your needs and concerns are as valid as mine. ...
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June 15, 2014
Dr. John Gottman has spent nearly three decades studying and helping married couples, trying to understand what their interactions reveal about the couple’s chances of staying together or getting divorced. He gradually developed a sophisticated...
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May 24, 2013
  Sometimes waves of sadness crash over us that are so heavily charged it feels as if there will never again be any room in our hearts for any sort of happiness or peace of mind. Whenever anger arises our tendency is to try to rid ourselves of...
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by Paul S
May 7, 2013
When I began practicing Buddhism, I started attending a local Tibetan center because it was the only local center in which practices were conducted in English and where I, as a teenager from a poor family, didn't have to shell out much for...
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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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March 1, 2013
When I first started meditating, I would sit down and be overcome by a waterfall of thoughts. Thoughts about my clients' lives. Thoughts about what to do tomorrow. Thoughts about what to eat. Thoughts about the person sitting in front of me....
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February 22, 2013
This week, those of us following Sharon Salzberg’s program in the 28-Day Meditation Challenge were tasked with working with mindfulness of thoughts and emotions.
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October 11, 2012
As it turns grey again here in Seattle, after a long sunny summer, I noticed that I slipped quickly back into melancholy. I am a moody person. Working with myself in the Buddhist context has taught me not to take my moods seriously. This means that...
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May 16, 2012
“What is drama and what is dharma? I guess you could say drama is illusion that acts like truth, and dharma is truth itself-the way things are, the basic state of reality that does not change from day to day according to fashion or our mood or...
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by Lani
February 25, 2012
oh man my loves. this has not been an easy road for me this time. so many emotions. a body that just broke down and said "guess what? you're going to listen to me or i quit." it's been great though. because. it's been a steady stream of a...
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February 17, 2012
It’s Emotions Week in the meditation challenge.  For me, it couldn’t have come at a better time.  I’d been listening to slow jams, power ballads, and pop anthems to love nonstop for several days in order to compile the Ultimate Valentine’s...
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February 15, 2012
Today, day 15 of the 28-day meditation challenge I notice anxiety and it feels like I am tingling. I hone in on my senses, the skin exposed to air, the cat that rubs on my arm that I imagine is a butterfly landing on me..oh that reminds me of this...
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December 8, 2011
Lately it's been difficult to write about Occupy Wall Street both for lack of time (what with all the marches, rallies, and meetings) and also because there's so much to say.  It's hard to know where to start.  There are a...
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June 23, 2011
In the movie X-Men: First Class, a prequel in which we meet the younger, more innocent versions of the characters from the later movies, the ever-wise and telepathic Charles Xavier (later known as Professor X) coaches Erik -- the vengeful, angry...
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June 7, 2011
A battle royale rages in my headspace.  Good is fighting Bad.  And Bad is fighting back.  What’s a sober Buddhist practitioner to do with her conflicted self?  
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May 24, 2011
  Like many people, my initial experience with meditation was solely as a relaxation technique.  I'm grateful to have learned its basic principles in my yoga classes, where we were taught to sit quietly and breathe calmly, and...
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by Lani
April 19, 2011
One of the most profound insights my Buddhist practice has given me is space between my emotions and their meaning. For years I had approached my feelings as a gateway into the truth of reality. When I was up, the world was a magical, profound...
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March 30, 2011
I've just read an article on LiveScience.com saying a researcher at Columbia University found evidence that strong emotions (in this case, breakups) can cause physical pain, validating what many of us knew intuitively.
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March 18, 2011
Join the Shambhala Sun Foundation April 1-3 to explore "The Wisdom of Anger: What the Buddhists Teach" at the mid-town Sheraton in New York. We'll practice and hear from stellar teachers Judy Lief, Narayan Liebenson Grady, and Norman...
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January 19, 2011
"If we are to save ourselves from spiritual materialism ...  the introduction of boredom and repetitiousness is extremely important.  Without it we have no hope."   - Trungpa Rinpoche from "The Myth of Freedom...
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by Lani
December 9, 2010
With some sporadic days of frigid weather, NYC had - up until now - a fairly warm autumn and beginning winter. No longer. Bundled head to toe and wearing a super thick hoodie and winter coat, I was still a bit cold walking outside this morning....
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October 26, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
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