Featured Articles and Journals: meditation

February 5, 2013
I was drawn to my first Buddhist mindfulness retreat during a time when my son, Narayan, was four, and I was on the verge of divorce. During a slow, icy drive through a winter snowstorm on the way to the retreat center, I had plenty of time to...
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February 1, 2013
In partnership with the Insight Meditation Center community and Sharon Salzberg and in honor of Sharon Salzberg’s powerful book “
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February 1, 2013
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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January 29, 2013
Many years ago, after several years of experiencing a long chronic illness, I attended a six-week Vipassana meditation retreat. Given my struggles with sickness, I looked forward to this time entirely dedicated to sitting and walking...
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January 28, 2013
Every year, I attend the last church service of the year. At the end of December, the minister asks us to write down all the things we want for the coming year. We then draft a letter to ourselves that we will receive a year later (sent back to us...
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January 28, 2013
The controversy surrounding whether meditation practice should be accessible to those suffering from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) brings up a lot of interesting and important questions.
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January 23, 2013
  After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, as many people feared an ongoing and vicious spiral of retaliation and global violence, a wonderful and well-known Cherokee legend went viral on the Internet: An old grandfather is...
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January 18, 2013
Each week there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to participate online in a community sit. This weekend I will be practicing with IDP Sangha on a mindfulness retreat. There is still room to join us in person or you can practice from home...
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January 18, 2013
If I said all experience is my experience, would you shy away? Right before Part II of his book, “Thoughts Without a Thinker,” Mark Epstein presents a poem written in “the seventh century A.D.” by “the third Zen patriarch,” When the mind exists...
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January 17, 2013
  Often, near the end of our sit at IDP Seattle Meditation Headquarters (it’s not called that), our teacher, Meredith, will sometimes suggest that we “let go of our practice” for the last minute before the bell is rung.  My experience...
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January 14, 2013
When I first started IDP’s Yearlong Immersion Training two years ago, I was intensely consumed with all kinds of doubts and questions about whether or not I would ever be well suited enough to be a dharma teacher. I also wondered if a year was a...
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January 11, 2013
  What is it to teach? Who is qualified to teach?
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January 9, 2013
Hi there and welcome to Daily Sit. Each week there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to participate online in a community sit.
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January 9, 2013
Many years ago, after several years of experiencing a long chronic illness, I attended a six-week Vipassana meditation retreat. Given my struggles with sickness, I looked forward to this time entirely dedicated to sitting and walking...
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January 3, 2013
I feel a general sense of excitement and promise for our days in 2013. Mindful community is growing and connecting with one another other. Just thinking about that warms my heart and brings a smile to my face and yes, a bit watery in the eyes. I am...
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January 2, 2013
If your intention is to meditate more, don't give up.
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December 28, 2012
Make your New Year’s Resolution for 2013 to meditate every day! Ok, I admit, that’s too simple. If you… 1) …have a daily meditation practice, can you add one more session per day for 365 days?
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December 27, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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December 21, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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December 14, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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December 14, 2012
Oh sister, am I lazy! I didn’t get up early enough this morning. I didn’t finish all the work I said I was going to do. I left the dishes in the sink, and the laundry unwashed. I haven’t cleaned in weeks. I seem to have quit my meditation practice...
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December 10, 2012
"What is this true meditation?It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, actions, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan."
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December 7, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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December 3, 2012
"The Mindful Activist" journal is an attempt to share what I experience as my Buddhist practice converges with my political and social interests.
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December 3, 2012
This time of year can be extremely challenging for many of us. There's all kinds of pressure and expectations in the air. Strained family relationships often come to a head, and memories of past holidays have a way of creeping their way back into...
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