Featured Articles: Buddhism

January 23, 2013
  After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, as many people feared an ongoing and vicious spiral of retaliation and global violence, a wonderful and well-known Cherokee legend went viral on the Internet: An old grandfather is...
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January 22, 2013
  Martin Luther King Jr. changed this world by simply asserting his dream of a society where the boundaries of division and duality would be nonexistent. His was a vision that resonated with the true nature of reality and called into question...
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January 19, 2013
When Buddhist teachers talk about sitting with intense emotions, they're generally speaking about ones we'd characterize as negative: loneliness, anger, sadness, grief, insecurity. I've never heard a teacher talk about sitting with happiness.
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January 18, 2013
I'm not gonna lie: I love award shows. Often I haven't even seen half of the shows or movies being honored, but there is a part of me that loves seeing the drama of celebrity play out in a completely constructed environment. 
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January 18, 2013
If I said all experience is my experience, would you shy away? Right before Part II of his book, “Thoughts Without a Thinker,” Mark Epstein presents a poem written in “the seventh century A.D.” by “the third Zen patriarch,” When the mind exists...
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by Joren
January 17, 2013
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January 17, 2013
  Often, near the end of our sit at IDP Seattle Meditation Headquarters (it’s not called that), our teacher, Meredith, will sometimes suggest that we “let go of our practice” for the last minute before the bell is rung.  My experience...
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January 14, 2013
When I first started IDP’s Yearlong Immersion Training two years ago, I was intensely consumed with all kinds of doubts and questions about whether or not I would ever be well suited enough to be a dharma teacher. I also wondered if a year was a...
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January 12, 2013
The Buddha -- who was reluctant to teach in the first place -- didn't set out to create Buddhism. I think he'd endorse using the path he laid out to find your own wisdom. But the path requires you to keep checking in, to see if your wisdom comes...
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January 11, 2013
  What is it to teach? Who is qualified to teach?
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January 11, 2013
Are ethics and romance incompatible?
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January 10, 2013
The New York Times has an article on what to wear while meditating that notes the availability of clothes designed for meditation, such as the $1,000 sweatpants from Donna Karan's Urban Zen line. (shown below)
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January 9, 2013
Engaged Buddhism isn’t just Buddhism that’s involved in social problems. Engaged Buddhism means we practice mindfulness wherever we are, whatever we are doing, at any time.
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January 7, 2013
I love my free time like a dog loves a bone. I guard it jealously and always look back to see who might snatch some of it from me. I look forward to filling up my time with entertainment from video games to catching up on dharma reading. But...
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January 5, 2013
One of the more distinctive concepts in Buddhism is non-self. It does not mean that you do not exist physically. It does mean that you don't exist as a permanent, solid, independent entity. "You" are as changeable as the weather -- and that's good...
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January 3, 2013
Being aware of our surroundings and where we are in relationship with the world reminds us of our inherent interdependence and where we fit into this group dance that is life. ...If we lose this sense of our interdependence, we will forget...
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January 2, 2013
  During recent days, I find myself forming a distinction around boundless & reckless behavior: Boundlessness is a transcendental essence to whole-heartedly embrace Recklessness is a scattering that potentially aims for...
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January 2, 2013
If your intention is to meditate more, don't give up.
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December 31, 2012
  Im not a big fan of the word "resolution" because there's something very rigid about it, and I think that goal-setting in the usual sense sets one up for failure and frustration.
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December 29, 2012
“We have been raised to fear…our deepest cravings. And the fear of our deepest cravings keeps them suspect, keeps us docile and loyal and obedient, and leads us to settle for…many facets of our own oppression.” – Audre Lourde
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December 29, 2012
"..it’s a critical time in human history, and the collective decisions we have to make during the next few years will set the course of events for generations to come.."  - David Loy
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December 29, 2012
I've been thinking about Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old man who shot his mother in her bed, killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school, then shot himself as police arrived at the scene.
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December 28, 2012
Make your New Year’s Resolution for 2013 to meditate every day! Ok, I admit, that’s too simple. If you… 1) …have a daily meditation practice, can you add one more session per day for 365 days?
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December 27, 2012
As the holidays unfolded, and every stop along the way brought more and more gifts for our little baby, I couldn’t help remarking that it was sad, in a way, that he wouldn’t remember any of this. Indeed, that this entire period of his life would be...
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December 26, 2012
These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful and thankful for a kindness done."  Anguttara Nikaya
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