Featured Articles and Journals: meditation

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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March 10, 2013
I don’t feel so intimidated by the cushion anymore.
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March 8, 2013
Last week I went to see Fran Lebowitz in conversation with Harvard psychology Professor Steven Pinker as part of the Rubin Museum's Brainwave Series. Fran is an icon of the New York curmudgeon variety, and she's known for her observations. In...
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March 7, 2013
A friend of mine is a teacher. As an exercise, he asked the people seated before him in class to write down some words that described them. When the papers were handed back, not one of them contained the word “student.”
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March 5, 2013
Often in writing, I see my habitual thoughts arising--especially when I write after a meditation session. 
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March 3, 2013
  I was standing on an ordinary street corner in DC when the change started. Lunch in hand, waiting for the cross-walk to change so I could go back to the office and eat, I was remembering something I said at a meeting, which now seemed...
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March 1, 2013
When I first started meditating, I would sit down and be overcome by a waterfall of thoughts. Thoughts about my clients' lives. Thoughts about what to do tomorrow. Thoughts about what to eat. Thoughts about the person sitting in front of me....
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March 1, 2013
Today is March 1. Those of us who took part in Sharon Salzberg’s 28-Day Meditation Challenge are probably wondering how our practice will continue now that the month of February is over. Commitment leads to evaluation. What did we see, and where do...
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February 28, 2013
  "Don't fight the darkness. Don't even worry about the darkness. Turn on the light & the darkness goes. Turn up that light of pure consciousness: Negativity goes.Now you say, 'That sounds so sweet'.It sounds too sweet. But it's a real...
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February 22, 2013
Training in mindfulness can help us see how we add to, or create, our own drama in place of these extraordinarily ordinary experiences.
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February 15, 2013
In improv comedy we are taught to 'yes, and..." the things brought up by our scene partners.
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February 15, 2013
  So, this week, as part of the 28-Day Meditation Challenge, I stuck with the close technique (from Shambhala), and then mixed in whatever Salzberg recommended. Mindfulness of the body or whatever. Body scans, focusing on sensation, walking...
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February 14, 2013
Seeing our shadow-side is another opportunity for shifting our perspective.
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February 12, 2013
One evening after my Wednesday night meditation class, Amy, a member of our D.C. meditation community, asked if we might talk for a few minutes about her mother, a woman she often referred to as “a manipulative, narcissistic human.” Amy’s mother had...
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February 8, 2013
Last week I mentioned that I was going to meditate every morning for thirty minutes. After a few brief activities to relieve my body’s discomfort, I sat down each day for the session and worked with the simple technique of lowering my gaze more than...
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February 7, 2013
Some of us have joined a 30-day yoga and meditation challenge starting tomorrow, Saturday, February 9. If you would like to be a part of the group, please friend me on FB and I will add you. If you're not on FB, feel free to comment and check in on...
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February 6, 2013
"It's completely possible to start over.  Wherever we've gone, we can begin again."  - Sharon Salzberg in Real Happiness
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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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