Featured Articles and Journals: meditation

July 29, 2013
Often after I lead a meditation session, students will ask me how long we sat. It's nearly always 24 minutes, which one of my teachers says is the amount of time it takes for the mind to settle down, and I trust her. But their experience of it is...
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July 27, 2013
Maybe you've heard people say that they don't need to do sitting meditation because they do other things that have meditative qualities. "My yoga is my meditation," they say, or running or music or knitting or any repetitive activity.
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July 26, 2013
There's  a moment in the first episode of Netflix's new original series Orange Is The New Black where the requisite wise Buddhist women's prison inmate "Yoga Jones" explains to new inmate Piper Chapman that she should treat her experience of...
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July 25, 2013
Innumerable labors brought us this food. May we know how it comes to us. Receiving this offering, let us consider whether our virtue and practice deserve it. Desiring the natural order of mind, let us be free from greed, hate and delusion. We eat to...
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July 23, 2013
Trust your wound to a Teacher's surgery.Flies collect on t
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July 23, 2013
Something amazing happened to me. It was a very small event, but an event that is disappearing from our world, growing extinct. Because of how much it moved and surprised me, I find that I can't stop thinking about it. And so, I write this blog...
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July 19, 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. Please join us, Saturday, July 20...
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July 15, 2013
My high expectations for physical change and concern for my ability to heal give way to a quiet space, allowing me to grieve a close friend's death.
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July 12, 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. Please join us, Saturday, July 13...
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July 8, 2013
Two recent articles, with nearly identical opening paragraphs but different content, make the point that mindfulness is trending.
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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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