Featured Articles and Journals: meditation

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...
Events, Meditation Practice     Comment (4)     Link
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
May 10, 2013
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May 10, 2013
The Pali text titled “The Dialogue with Prince Bodhi” contains a description by the Buddha of his path to awakening.
Buddhism, Meditation Practice, Religion & Spirituality     Comment (1)     Link
May 9, 2013
Mark Sanford, who on Tuesday was elected to Congress by South Carolina voters, reveals he turned to meditation after the spectacular implosion of his political career as governor of that state after the revelation of his trip to Argentina in pursuit...
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May 6, 2013
People consider conscious rap now, in hip-hop circles, to feel condescending or feel like not a part of the mainstream. So the challenge for me is, "How do I be as good or better than these rappers out here?" and "How do I stay relevant with my...
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May 3, 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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by Paul S
April 30, 2013
If someone were to go fishing to catch a good fish (insight), they would need to bait the hook and put it in the water (placing attention on the breath or another object) and leave it there in a good spot(keeping attention settled on the chosen...
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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...
Buddhism, Meditation Practice, Nutrition & Body Wellness, Science & Technology     Link
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...
Meditation Practice     Comment (2)     Link
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).
Activism and Politics, Events, Meditation Practice     Link
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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