Featured Articles: Buddhism

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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November 12, 2012
My neighbor has a great big dog. It's a little smaller than a horse. You can't go outside with a dog like that without training it first. Otherwise, it'll just pull you down the street, terrifying every man, woman, and child along the way. Our minds...
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November 12, 2012
  "Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others." Cicero
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November 9, 2012
Beings are numberless, I vow to save them Desires are inexhaustible, I vow to end them Dharma gates are boundless, I vow to enter them Buddha's way is unsurpassable, I vow to become it. -- The Four Vows of the Bodhisattva
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November 7, 2012
In Hawaii, Democrat Mazie Hirono beat former Gov. Linda Lingle on Tuesday, making Hirono the first Buddhist in the Senate.
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November 4, 2012
I had just walked across the Williamsburg Bridge.  Some other people walking across the bridge said the blackened city skyline looked cool.  I declined to entertain this idea, only saying I had never seen my city like this,...
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November 3, 2012
The Chöd practice, which seeks to feed rather than fight what appears to be the 'enemy,' offers a much needed new paradigm for today's world that promotes compassion and integration instead of polarization.” Lama Tsultrim Allione
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November 2, 2012
If right now, as in right this second, were to launch itself into this text, it would talk about meditation, and it would talk about disaster. It would talk about anger, and it would talk about giving. It would talk about anxiety, and it would talk...
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by Joren
November 1, 2012
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November 1, 2012
I am not so naive as to think we can just will away a tragedy with optimism and a sunny disposition. What struck the East Coast of the United States this week was devastating. As a New Yorker, I was heart-broken to see my city torn asunder once...
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November 1, 2012
Not all that long ago our Seattle IDP group discussed the Buddha’s teachings of the Noble Eight-Fold Path.  Having just breezed through these texts over the years, I was grateful to finally sit down and really put some effort into seeing what...
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October 31, 2012
  "'Trust yourself' doesn't mean 'believe your thoughts'.  It means to allow yourself to not know and don't fill it up with an opinion." Sokuzan Bob Brown
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October 31, 2012
There is nothing I can say or do here in this post that will help anyone in NYC. I am writing to consider how a Buddhist practice can be helpful today.
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October 31, 2012
Buddhism is full of stories about ghosts and demons -- which often turn out to be projections of our deepest fears and to exist only in our own minds.
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October 27, 2012
In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight. Ram Das
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October 25, 2012
In Seattle, the seasons begin and end abruptly. It was rainy and cold through June and then one day - right around the fourth of July -  Bam! The sun came out and stayed out through early October, when Swoosh - the clouds and rain returned. The...
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by Joren
October 25, 2012
 
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October 25, 2012
"The Mindful Activist" journal is an attempt to share what I experience as my Buddhist practice converges with my political and social interests. If any fellow "activists" (also called engaged citizens, bodhisattvas, or humans) would like...
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October 23, 2012
Here in this body are the sacred rivers: here are the sun and moon, as well as all the pilgrimage places. I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.  —Tantric song
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October 22, 2012
  People who are just getting started with a regular meditation practice often have three questions: 1) how often should I practice?, 2) how long should I meditate for? and 3) when can I expect to see results?
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