Featured Articles: Buddhism

December 21, 2012
  Today I am grateful for: -- airlines connections that happen (again -- both kids in state) -- pictures of sunrise in places where the sun rose and didn't hide behind clouds -- new seasons What are you grateful for? Write it in the comments...
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December 20, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- airlines connections that happen -- holiday parties (and the people who plan them) -- running into friends What are you grateful for? Write it in the comments below or share it on Twitter #idpgratitude This is a community...
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December 20, 2012
  After I booked a 12-day trip home for the holidays, a rarity after several years away, I heard my brother gasp through the phone, incredulous. “Are you crazy?” he asked. I hadn’t really thought of this as a death sentence, but then started to...
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December 19, 2012
One of the lojong, or mind-training, slogans, which seems particularly apt at this moment says: When all the world is filled with evil, transform all mishaps into the path of bodhi (awakening).
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December 19, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- This incredible collection of photos of President Obama, his colleagues, and family. Policies aside, what a human! and what great photos. -- a day to wrap and send presents, do errands, etc -- banter. and silence.
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December 15, 2012
  It is almost impossible, no, it is impossible, to have any idea how to react to a tragedy as profound and senseless as the one that occurred today at an elementary school in Connecticut. It is impossible to grasp.
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December 14, 2012
Oh sister, am I lazy! I didn’t get up early enough this morning. I didn’t finish all the work I said I was going to do. I left the dishes in the sink, and the laundry unwashed. I haven’t cleaned in weeks. I seem to have quit my meditation practice...
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December 12, 2012
Today is 12.12.12. It's notable because it's the last time this repetitive digital pattern will happen for a calendar date in this century. The next time the month, day, and year will be represented by the same digits will be Jan. 1, 2101 -- 01.01....
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December 10, 2012
"What is this true meditation?It is to make everything: coughing, swallowing, waving the arms, motion, stillness, words, actions, the evil and the good, prosperity and shame, gain and loss, right and wrong, into one single koan."
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December 9, 2012
This is an excerpt from my interview of Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche. Question: Where does a person draw the line between things like devotion, faith, and doing practices and ritual, and using Buddhism as another way of sort of solidifying their...
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December 8, 2012
Today, Dec. 8, is Bodhi Day, the day of the Buddha's enlightenment.
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by Joren
December 6, 2012
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December 5, 2012
If you follow news on science and meditation on the Internet, you might believe that meditation is the new penicillin, a wonder drug that can create most of what ails you. Research studies show it has benefits for those who suffer from anxiety,...
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December 4, 2012
  I’ve gotten free of that ignorant fist that was pinching and  twisting my secret self.    The universe and the light of the stars come through me. —Rumi  
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December 3, 2012
"The Mindful Activist" journal is an attempt to share what I experience as my Buddhist practice converges with my political and social interests.
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December 3, 2012
This time of year can be extremely challenging for many of us. There's all kinds of pressure and expectations in the air. Strained family relationships often come to a head, and memories of past holidays have a way of creeping their way back into...
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December 3, 2012
When we get too busy our awareness is compromised. When relatives come to visit, or I'm trying to catch an airplane, or I just have a million things to do, my mind doesn't feel like an ally. Suddenly keys disappear, sunglasses hide on top of my head...
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December 2, 2012
I was planning to write a post today about holiday gift-giving and how we're all under so much pressure to buy presents that we forget what it's like to be generous.  Except on Saturday I started to feel pain around my right eye.  I...
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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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