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October 2, 2012
Can I just take a moment to express my love and gratitude for The Interdependence Project? At the beginning of summer I started volunteering here on a regular basis. I started doing Seva work with IDP because I felt it was the next step in my...
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October 2, 2012
At what cost did Apple's founder and visionary bring these devices into the world?
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October 1, 2012
The Buddha and his posse of monks once traveled to a town where the Kalama people lived. They told him how many other spiritual teachers had been there before him and they just weren’t sure which of their teachings were true and which were not. The...
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October 1, 2012
Today's story comes to us from the Twitter feed of musician Amanda Palmer, who is currently on tour with her new album, Theatre is Evil:
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September 29, 2012
Right around this time three years ago I started working one-on-one with a teacher. This is not the Tibetan Buddhist guru-student relationship, but what is described as a spiritual friend or mentor, the kalyanamitra.
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by Joren
September 27, 2012
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September 26, 2012
In life terms, learning compassion in high school may be more valuable than geometry.
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September 26, 2012
"Heaven is the natural spaciousness of our mind before we make it small with self-protection." -- Sakyong Mipham from "Ruling Your World"
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September 24, 2012
  There was this famous sutra master in China named Dok Sahn who used to get off on traveling from temple to temple so he could test the resident monks in their knowledge of various Buddhist texts, particularly the Diamond Sutra.
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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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by Ngejung
September 22, 2012
            Back in July, my best friend Patrick Morris and I set out for Times Square to try an experiment in our practice and in the way we share it. Our fellow IDP member Lani Rowe had come up with the idea of a...
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September 22, 2012
It's said -- metaphorically -- that mindfulness knows when the horse is out of the barn, and awareness knows to go look for it and bring it back.
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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 20, 2012
Last night as our 6-month-old son sat in his bath he put his hand out under the tap to feel the flowing water. In that moment there was nothing else for him. It was as if the rest of the universe had fallen away, and all that existed was him, his...
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September 20, 2012
Venerable Robina Courtin spoke again at IDP NYC last night.
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September 19, 2012
Courtesy of our friends at the great magazine Shambhala Sun, Acharya
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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 18, 2012
At the end of a daylong meditation workshop, Pam, a woman in her late sixties, drew me aside. Her husband, Jerry, was near death after three years of suffering from lymphoma. “I wanted so much to save him,” she told me. “I looked into ayurvedic...
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September 17, 2012
"I had an incident in life where I lost my 4 year old daughter in a tragic accident at home. I didn't want to live anymore... I had to change my life. I didn't have a problem with drugs or nothing. I had a problem with thinking. My thinking was...
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September 17, 2012
  An old friend told me he felt like something was missing in his life. He talked about filling a void. He took a new job thinking that would solve it. But the void was still there. He talked about his lack of mindfulness, his habit of over-...
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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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September 13, 2012
His Holiness The Dalai Lama, on his facebook page, wrote the following provocative quote:
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