Featured Articles and Journals: meditation

April 29, 2013
Lots of schools are using mindfulness meditation to help students improve their focus and ease stress. There's both empirical and anecdotal evidence that it works. But one Ohio school system is moving the other way, dropping mindfulness instruction...
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by Paul S
April 23, 2013
Financially speaking, I'm quite poor by many standards.  I'm not ungrateful for many extraordinary experiences I've had and some of the unearned privileges I've benefited from (for example, attending top notch public school, being male, White,...
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by Paul S
April 17, 2013
                             
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April 12, 2013
When things are going well it’s easy for me to extend loving-kindness to friends and “enemies” alike. Simply defined, loving-kindness is a sincere wish for another person or group of people to be happy..recognizing that all beings share the same...
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April 12, 2013
Hola from Costa Rica. I will be sitting with you all for Daily Sit at our regular scheduled time 9:00 am EST for the next two Saturdays from The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Costa Rica. April 13 and April 20 I will be here practicing, teaching and...
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by Paul S
April 9, 2013
I spend a lot of time thinking about what people need from each other in order to feel connected, cohesive, and resilient.  Buddhism, historically, has not taken a developmental view of how we reach a healthy baseline of functioning in work,...
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April 8, 2013
Welcome to the next Contemplation Station: Burma (aka Myanmar).
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April 6, 2013
What what! Isn't sports all about passion, aggression, and achieving a goal (to defeat the other team)? Not just. How about equanimity -- holding your (metaphorical) center in the most chaotic environment imaginable?
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April 5, 2013
This is a love letter to everyone who has helped contribute in some way to my being able to go on a week-long meditation retreat at Karme Choling next week. I don't just mean the people who donated to my online effort to raise the funds...
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April 4, 2013
We all have people in our lives who have profoundly harmed us. Sometimes the situation with the other person has changed. You may have forgiven them and they may even have taken ownership and expressed remorse for their harmful actions. Other times...
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by Joren
April 4, 2013
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April 3, 2013
THE NOW - It Shows Up Uninvited But don't worry, we can shield ourselves from "The Now" by watching Channel 4 news!  Or at least that's what is implied by this ad.
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March 29, 2013
This post is a reminder that Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community tomorrow morning.
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March 29, 2013
I used to be one of those Brooklynites who enjoyed a boozy  Sunday brunch with friends. Now the tables have turned and I'm the one slingin' eggs and mimosas. And it is one of the best opportunities for practice out there. 
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by Joren
March 21, 2013
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by Paul S
March 20, 2013
One of my favorite ways to make meditation deeper is to observe the interplay of skandhas. From the early Buddhist point of view, these factors are what make up the world and a conventional self.
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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 18, 2013
Ahoy! Welcome to the second Contemplation Station on our journey: Damascus, Syria! Though its status as the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world is widely debated, the wealth of history that is present here is astounding.
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March 15, 2013
This post is a reminder that Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community tomorrow morning. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to...
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March 15, 2013
I believe it was Dr. Seuss who said: All Alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you’ll be quite a lot. -from Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
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by Joren
March 14, 2013
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March 14, 2013
I was lost. Somehow I had ended up on the other side of lower Manhattan, staring across the water at New Jersey. Which I immediately knew wasn't right.
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March 13, 2013
Imagine the stress faced by students at the nation's top universities, particularly one as competitive and proud as Harvard. Now imagine the pressure on the people who have to deal with them -- faculty, administrators, other Harvard employees.
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by Paul S
March 12, 2013
Metta is a wonderful practice and a wonderful mind-state. The act of blessing or making an aspiration for someone is powerful. But I'd like to make a point that I haven't yet written about: metta is not a practice about making things nice.
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March 12, 2013
  I think something weird is happening with my phone.
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