Featured Articles and Journals: meditation

July 5, 2013
 
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June 28, 2013
  
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June 28, 2013
  There's a lot of misinformation out there about what Buddhism is and what it isn't, which is very unfortunate since it's an incredible spiritual system that teaches us how to work with our minds so that we can develop a clarity, confidence,...
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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
George Stephanopoulos, host of Good Morning America, started meditating after hearing about the scientific benefits. He's been doing it every day for a couple of years now. Now he calls it a lifesaver.
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June 21, 2013
  Recently I visited a very traditional Zen temple in the New York City area run by a monk who has spent most of his life living and practicing at a beautiful monastery tucked away high up on a mountaintop somewhere in Asia. He’s a real life...
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June 21, 2013
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June 15, 2013
Damian Echols spent 18 years in prison for murders he didn't commit and was freed nearly two years ago. He lived on Death Row, and he suffered physically and mentally, he says. To cope with that, he learned eastern methods of working with the body...
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June 14, 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.
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June 14, 2013
  It’s often said that all of us essentially want the same two things: to be happy and to be free from suffering. And this desire to be happy and to not suffer is a great equalizer in that most of our behavior is fueled by these two desires we...
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June 12, 2013
It is amazing how this mind of ours works, and how little control we have over it sometimes. Even when we sit on our cushions we may find our mind creating epic Oscar-worthy motion pictures in our heads instead of helping us focus on the breath. And...
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June 10, 2013
Honoring my story while putting one foot in front of the other
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June 10, 2013
Meditation is about making friends with our whole being and learning to accept what we're tempted to reject, suppress, or avoid because it feels uncomfortable. I know, from personal experience, that's a beneficial thing. Now there's scientific...
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June 7, 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. Join me and others on Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. EST...
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June 7, 2013
  People sometimes make assumptions about me because I chose to ordain last year as a Zen monk. It’s often presumed that I must be the most together person around, one who sits in formal meditation for hours and hours each day without flinching...
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June 3, 2013
Anyone who has ever practiced mindfulness knows that there is something akin to a wild animal living inside each of us. We call that wild animal "mind." If you stop for just a minute, right now, and pay attention to what your mind is telling you, I...
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May 31, 2013
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May 27, 2013
During the retreat at IDP this past weekend, IDP Lineage Mentor and teacher Sharon Salzberg asked us to reflect on all the people in our lives who had led us to be here, sitting on the meditation cushion today. I thought about the subway car...
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May 24, 2013
Please let's include in our practice tomorrow a dedication of merit for the families and people near and far affected by the tornado in Oklahoma. If you would like to have a direct person in mind for your dedication, please watch this clip of a...
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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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May 17, 2013
We all get set off from time to time--we think, hear, see, smell or taste something that we really, really like or we really, really dislike...and suddenly we’re hooked.  Once we’re hooked, it feels as if the armor we normally try to hide...
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May 17, 2013
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May 10, 2013
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