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by Joren
September 27, 2012
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September 26, 2012
  This past weekend Kimberly Brown 's & Lawrence Grecco's retreat on Metta & Tonglen expanded my consciousness toward a sense of mindfulness, compassion, and purpose.
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September 23, 2012
Oh, Chris Rock, I bow to you. A friend of mine was recently dating a stand-up comedian, and we were talking about the similarities between teaching Buddhism and stand-up, at least when teaching in a group. Sometimes it definitely feels like giving a...
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September 21, 2012
On Wednesday, September 19th, I had the honor of seeing the most recent restaging of Ei
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by Joren
September 20, 2012
 
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September 19, 2012
I never could sit still long enough to meditate, but since my experience with cancer, I do it every day. I'm a little baby Zen Buddhist. Mandy Patinkin
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September 15, 2012
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche defined sacred space as "a space that is recognized with heart and mind, that radiates a particular atmosphere you cannot help but feel."
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by Joren
September 13, 2012
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September 3, 2012
(follow Kimberly on Facebook or Twitter) Steve Jobs is now a type of warrior-philosopher deva, living in a mystical palace near his old offices at Apple headquarters in California. 
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September 1, 2012
A lot of us have chairs that talk to us, but our chairs are internal. They provide a spot for the inner critic,  the committee that makes us question our buddhahood.
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August 31, 2012
(follow Ethan on facebook and twitter)
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August 29, 2012
When nothing is special, everything can be. -- Charlotte Joko Beck
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by Joren
August 23, 2012
 
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August 22, 2012
That, then, is loveliness, we said, Children in wonder watching the stars.
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by Joren
August 16, 2012
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August 12, 2012
(follow Ethan Nichtern on Facebook or Twitter) I love the Olympics. I just watched the USA Basketball team win a close game against Spain for the Gold Medal, and found myself rooting for Lebron James for the first time...um...ever. I think...
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August 11, 2012
Economics isn’t just about money and material benefits, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said. It is also about understanding and promoting “the enhancement of well-being.”
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by Joren
August 2, 2012
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August 2, 2012
On retreat this week, the teacher, the fantastic Jenny Bondurant,  said that the meaning of "sacred" is our direct experience of form, feeling, perception, thoughts, and consciousness. To find the sacred is not to empty ourselves of these, but...
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August 1, 2012
I'm not telling you to make the world better, because I don't think that progress is necessarily part of the package. I'm just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it....
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July 30, 2012
I'm a big geek when it comes to stories about brave warriors battling the forces of darkness and tyranny. So naturally, I was excited about Game of Thrones, the show on HBO about seven medieval kingdoms battling to rule over a fantasy...
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July 26, 2012
The flowers open in early morning and wither during the following night.
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July 22, 2012
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter)I am thinking of Aurora, Colorado today. I am guessing, as Roger Ebert suggested in his Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, that some people will call for a reduction in movie violence. Ebert seems to think this...
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by Joren
July 20, 2012
 
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