Featured Articles: Buddhism

December 1, 2012
In developing mindfulness through meditation, we're advised to drop the storyline and simply be aware of what's happening in the moment. For instance, in this moment, I'm sitting in the largely empty newsroom of a daily newspaper. It's bit chilly...
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November 30, 2012
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the popular Tibetan teacher who abruptly became a wandering yogi in August 2011 to the surprise of his teachers, family and community and had not been heard from since, has indicated in a letter this week that he "is in very...
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November 30, 2012
AttentionOne You direct it where you want itLike you want to cross the street so you look both waysLike you overhear a conversation about love, so you tune into it and out of jabber jabber and cars passing by AttentionBee It is pulled by phenomena...
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November 28, 2012
I have been thinking about the six Paramitas. The Paramitas, or the six transcendent actions, are a way of getting over ourselves. They are generosity, virtue, patience, energy, concentration, and wisdom. Paramita means to cross over. It is said...
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November 28, 2012
As one of the American pioneers credited for bringing Eastern spirituality to the West, Ram Dass had more than four decades of spiritual training to help guide him when he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage in 1997. Nonetheless, in the...
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November 26, 2012
Aging and rock n' roll don't go well together. When I listen to the music I love, especially old punk songs that nobody around me cares about anymore, I feel hopelessly doomed to a world where I keep getting older and the punk kids stay the same age...
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November 26, 2012
  Descartes had it wrong when he said “I think, therefore I am.”    Our thoughts are not what define us and make us who we are. They come and go like the wind and over time through practice we learn how they operate and how...
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November 26, 2012
This is what you shall do:
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November 24, 2012
The law of karma says that actions have consequences. Some are visible immediately; others take longer. Some are as clear as the expression on your face. Others are more subtle.
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by Joren
November 22, 2012
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November 21, 2012
Selections from the The IDP Community Daily Gratitude Journals and the IDP Twitter feed (#IDPGratitude)
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November 21, 2012
I am sharing this article today with a rather short commentary for such a complex topic. May this conversation join the ongoing dialogue and spark more well-intentioned conversation about racism.
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November 21, 2012
Just over a week ago, I started posting a Community Gratitude Journal each day under the "Journal" section of the blog, inspired by Kim B's lovely post on gratitude,
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November 20, 2012
  “Reality is always kinder than the stories we tell about it.” - Byron Katie Can you imagine understanding, even loving, someone who belongs to a group of people responsible for killing your father, brother, or best friend? Can you...
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November 19, 2012
  There are two kinds of confidence: the kind you pump up and the kind to which you wake up. Conditional confidence comes from some kind of credential. If I read a book about cooking, I'm confident I know something about cooking. If I get...
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November 19, 2012
Last year, I posted the below article to the IDP blog, at the conclusion of my participation in our first year-long Immersion Training program.   Since then, my path has continued to unfold before me and reveal itself in ways obvious and...
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November 19, 2012
When I was young, I vaguely remember seeing something on television from the 1960s of some young people handing out free food.  It was a soup, or porridge of some kind, and they were doling it out in bowls to whoever was hungry.  It may...
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November 17, 2012
  Meditation can change your life and your very sense of who you are.  There is a reason it has been around for thousands of years and practiced by people from all walks of life and all parts of the globe.  There is a common myth...
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November 17, 2012
Life's like that sometimes. We encounter obstacles -- or create obstacles in our minds -- and the frustration we feel becomes the obstacle. But if you can relax into it, look at what's happening in the moment, sometimes it just eases.
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November 16, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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November 16, 2012
I’ve come to understand that now is not the right time for me to be a big help or provide big service.
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November 15, 2012
Monday morning, November the fifth. My thirty-fifth birthday. My 3-year-old son, Oscar, woke early that morning. After feeding him a quick bowl of flaked corn cereal with hemp milk, I whooshed him into his sweater and rain boots and out the door. In...
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November 14, 2012
“There are beings everywhere. That is the problem” Ponlop Rinpoche said when I saw him speak a few months ago. We mistakenly think that our experience and our comfort in each moment are more important than that of others. At times I notice that I am...
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November 13, 2012
In the book My Stroke of Insight, brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor explains that the natural life span of an emotion—the average time it takes for it to move through the nervous system and body—is only a minute and a half, a mere ninety...
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November 12, 2012
  We live in a world that emphasizes results, rewards, and winning. If we buy something at a store we get our rewards card swiped in order to accumulate points that lead to a future benefit. Many of us get up early in the morning in order to...
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