Featured Articles: 2010

December 5, 2010
Oh man, I did not want to write this today.  I woke up this morning with a very bad case of life is horrific and awful.  I did not think I could possibly come up with something beneficial to offer the world.  This is not a story of...
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by ellen s
December 3, 2010
Tibetan Buddhist practice uses a lot of visualization practice. First words of Hans Rosling's presentation: "Visualization is right at the heart of my own work, too." But Hans Rosling is a Swedish professor of public health....
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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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December 1, 2010
When I sat down for Thanksgiving dinner last week I asked everybody to eat mindfully. As the words passed over my lips, a little voice inside my head asked, “Say, why do we only designate one day a year to give thanks? And while we’...
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by Brian
November 30, 2010
This podcast features a lecture by Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara titled "The Bodhi Sattva Vow." It was recorded on November 12, 2010 in New York City. The Bodhisattva Vow is to liberate all beings. How does it play out in your life? What...
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November 30, 2010
The Buddhist Peace Fellowship is looking for a Buddhist activist to work for peace in Colombia through the Dharma in Action Fellowship (DIAF).  The DIAF Fellow will be placed with the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s peace team to provide...
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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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by Brian
November 28, 2010
This podcast features a lecture by David Nichtern titled "Awakening From The Daydream --- The Wheel of Life." It was recorded on October 28th, 2010 in New York City.
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by ellen s
November 26, 2010
I wrote this blog two years ago, on the old One City blog of the IDP. I wrote it around this time of year, when we are shopping, shopping, shopping, urged ever onward in pursuit of what we want, what we need, in order to be generous, to be good. I...
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November 26, 2010
"Be grateful to everyone."
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November 25, 2010
To those we've known we offer this feast, this is the bounty of your efforts. and to those we've yet to meet,  may it nourish our acquaintance.
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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 24, 2010
This week I've decided to share a quote from Rumi, a 13th century Muslim Q'uran scholar and Sufi Mystic who lived in what is currently referred to as Afghanistan.  His poetry has been popular in the East (and West) for good reason....
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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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November 21, 2010
We want to change the world, influence others, and make a difference, but we should remember to think about why we love our enemies first.  I have an aptitude for criticism.  This aspect of my day to day existence is partly due to the...
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November 19, 2010
By Michael Stone A Yoga teacher, Buddhist teacher and Psychotherapist reflects on nonviolence and engaged living.  
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