Featured Articles and Journals: lojong

October 29, 2015
One of the benefits of meditation is that you become less reactive. You cultivate the ability to rest in a calm, clear space so that you can choose how to respond rather than habitually hitting back.
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December 6, 2014
At this time of year, hope takes center stage. Children draw up lists of presents they hope Santa will deliver. Everyone who lives north of a certain point hopes for a picturesque white Christmas -- enough snow to make it pretty but not enough to...
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October 4, 2014
Buddhism is a path of personal responsibility. The concept of karma details how we are responsible for our actions -- across many lifetimes, if you want to take the long view. Buddhist teachings recommend that we constantly take stock of our actions...
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June 22, 2013
In the novel I'm currently reading, the protagonist has to go through An Ordeal, one of the tests that's required to fulfill the hero trope. In this story, a work of magical realism in which existence is revealed to be a dream and dreams turn out to...
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December 19, 2012
One of the lojong, or mind-training, slogans, which seems particularly apt at this moment says: When all the world is filled with evil, transform all mishaps into the path of bodhi (awakening).
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May 2, 2012
The Buddha Freestyles is a new weekly column where I will take a quote from hip-hop and occasionally other forms of music and interpret how it can relate to living a life of mindfulness and compassion. Have a suggested lyric? Send it over. -- “I've...
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April 23, 2012
“Regard all dharmas as dreams.” – The Root Text of the Seven Points of Training the Mind by Geshe Chekawa
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October 5, 2011
There is a lot to write about. A few weeks ago when Troy Davis was executed, I wanted to write about the death penalty, but didn’t feel I had anything substantial to offer the dialogue. It is obvious to me that 99.9% of Buddhists do not...
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by Lani
September 2, 2011
I think that relationships are tricky. Lovely, certainly and vital, yes, but tricky. For most relationships have stories - stories of shared experience and expectation. This is normal and, frankly, human. The roles within which we are embedded -...
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by Lani
August 18, 2011
Lojong - Abandon any hope of fruition. For what are achievements really? What and who from do we hope to distinguish ourselves by them? Happy Thursday loves.
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June 11, 2011
"Be grateful to everyone" is a slogan from the Lojong mind-training teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Like the slogan that precedes it, "Always maintain only a joyful mind," this slogan is a slap in the face to our habitual...
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April 20, 2011
I feel incredibly grateful.There's a lojong slogan, “be grateful to everyone,” which Pema Chödrön taught us, “means all situations teach you, and it's often the tough ones that teach you the best.” All the...
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March 8, 2011
Last night I had a dream, or rather a mild nightmare, that Robert Thurman had asked me to perform stand-up at a Tibet House benefit. And I bombed. It was probably a stress dream related to my new career shift. But it got me thinking, as most...
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November 26, 2010
"Be grateful to everyone."
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