Featured Articles: 2010 Buddhism

December 28, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
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by Lani
December 23, 2010
I just read a fascinating article on Mark Zuckerberg for Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2010: One of the interests Zuckerberg lists on his Facebook page is "Eliminating Desire."
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December 21, 2010
by Jerry Kolber Though I've been circling around Buddhism for nearly two decades, and committed to a daily practice and actively participating at IDP for more than three years, I've yet to take the Buddhist refuge vows. These vows, which...
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December 21, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
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by Lani
December 20, 2010
On Saturday in the NYTimes, Nicholas Kristoph writes, "So what would your aunt prefer as a holiday gift — another Mariah Carey CD, or the knowledge that she’s sending a little girl in Haiti to school for a year?" He follows...
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by Lani
December 16, 2010
From Vivian Diller in the Huffigton Post: Beauty is in the "I" of the beholder. Mirrors reflect an image that tells us superficially what we look like. Gaze at yourself and go beyond, past your reflection, and perceive who you are as a...
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December 15, 2010
 
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December 10, 2010
"The problem with being busy is that it is based on ignorance—not realizing that by keeping your mind occupied constantly you are actually not giving yourself a chance."  
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by Lani
December 9, 2010
With some sporadic days of frigid weather, NYC had - up until now - a fairly warm autumn and beginning winter. No longer. Bundled head to toe and wearing a super thick hoodie and winter coat, I was still a bit cold walking outside this morning....
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December 7, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
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by Lani
December 7, 2010
Last Friday my dear girlfriend lost her job. It was a fairly hostile and abusive working environment...and so...really...it was a good thing. But no work = waaaay less income, and so in a move of solidarity I convinced her that this was a perfect...
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December 7, 2010
I find myself at one of those "holy shit" moments of my life, where certain critical beliefs I've had for ages are being exposed to me as fraudulent, and I'm having to choose whether to cling to them with desperation, or to let them fall away and...
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December 6, 2010
File this under: "Fairly-obvious-but-pretty-cool-anyway": According to a big NPR story making the rounds, breathing, and focusing on your breath, is really good for you. Check it out. I am quite happy that the health benefits and...
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by Lani
December 2, 2010
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December 1, 2010
I think this quote from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche says it all, so I'll keep it short. Ultimately, when we resist our meditation practice, it really is this simple logic that we need to remind ourselves with to come back to the path.  ...
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November 30, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
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November 29, 2010
I usually have a good Thanksgiving. This year was no different, although it had a quiet and sad quality to it, since I wasn't celebrating with the same person I was so thankful to gobble gobble with last year, which is going to take a bit more...
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November 28, 2010
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November 26, 2010
"Be grateful to everyone."
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November 24, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
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November 22, 2010
I've listened to the American Public Media program "Brother Thây: A Radio Pilgrimage with Thich Nhat Hanh," at least half a dozen times, and it never fails to move me. Listen to the poem he reads in Vietnamese. Even though I...
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November 22, 2010
This seems like a good quote for the holidays, which is one of the worst crisis times of the year, and a time of difficulty and depression for many people. If our survival instinct has actually wired us to view the world in a negative light, it...
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