Featured Articles and Journals: meditation retreat

November 10, 2016
I suspect I may never forget the details of this last week, seared into my memory through shock and mass anxiety. Yesterday morning on my commute, the disappointment of several passengers was palpable. Their expressions were downcast, and their...
Buddhism, Meditation Practice, Nutrition & Body Wellness     Comment (1)     Link
May 11, 2015
It is hardly necessary, or even necessarily recommended, to follow up Shambhala Level One with Shambhala Level Two: The Birth of the Warrior as quickly as I did.
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February 11, 2015
A few weekends ago, while my wife was in Jamaica, I took a plunge of sorts. I took, and completed, The Art of Being Human, a two-day immersive course at my local Shambhala Center.
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April 22, 2013
I am married to a writer. A screenwriter, to be precise. A man who is almost always thinking about the driving force beneath stories, crafting scenes and acts, beginnings and endings in his mind. So when I started writing for the IDP blog about how...
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April 8, 2013
In April of 2010 I went on my first weeklong retreat.  It took place over Spring Break, so many of the folks in attendance were teachers like me. I carpooled up to Barre, Massachusetts, home of Insight Meditation Society, with three other...
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July 10, 2012
  When I was first introduced to Buddhism in a high school World Studies class, I dismissed it out-of-hand. This was during the hedonistic days of the late ‘60's, and this spiritual path seemed so grim with its concern about attachment and,...
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July 2, 2011
The things you want to say speak volumes when you can’t say them.
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March 21, 2011
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) Do you really have to do meditation retreats to deepen your meditation practice? If I'm trying to be politically correct, I would answer: "nah, do whatever you need to. Just relax."
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January 10, 2011
"Hatred is never solved by hatred, but by love alone. This is an eternal law." -The Historical Buddha The Dhammapada "We never ever, ever intended it to be gun sights. It was simply cross-hairs like you'd see on maps,...
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