Featured Articles: Buddhism

by Joren
June 28, 2012
 
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June 28, 2012
Ten years ago, when I was an undergrad, I felt alone. I was known for two things around campus: the first was being a “hardcore” Buddhist and the second always being up for going out on the town with friends. I would drink, have sex, and do a lot of...
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June 26, 2012
  Many years ago when I was pregnant with my son, I decided to have a home birth without drugs, assisted by a midwife. My hope was to be as wakeful and present as possible during the birth, and while I knew the pain would be intense, I trusted...
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June 25, 2012
Is there a thread that ties together the runaway cost of healthcare, the epidemic rise of obesity and school violence, the bursting of the latest financial bubble, and the present dangers of terrorism and global warming?
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June 25, 2012
  As a boy I really loved watching fireflies light up the night as they hovered around silently in the dark, warm air. One evening I so desperately wanted to prolong their spectacular light show that I thought it best to get a glass...
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June 24, 2012
Good, you came. Probably for the cats, but that's ok, I like cats too. And, yes, I'll talk about cat yogis, but first I have to tell you about a meditation experience I had.
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June 23, 2012
Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing. ... Naomi Shahib Nye
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by Joren
June 21, 2012
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June 20, 2012
What does it mean to be “awake”? We say it all the time. I am lucky to have very intelligent students here in Seattle who are not afraid to ask me: What the heck does that mean? Is it just some hokey bullshit we Buddhists like to strive for, the way...
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June 19, 2012
  I was stunned by the news that Jesse was in critical condition with pneumonia and heart failure. We had just talked the week before about his passion—bringing mindfulness to teens. He was in his early thirties and one of the most bright,...
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June 16, 2012
Let's just be.
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June 13, 2012
Buddhist Teachings have been practiced and transmitted for two and half thousand years making their way from India into Burma and Southeast As
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June 12, 2012
    This being human is a guest house.Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, Some momentary awareness comes  as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!...The dark thought, the shame, the malice,...
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June 12, 2012
People often tell me that they really want to mediate but they’re too busy - there’s just not enough time. We all have a lot of things going on like jobs, school, families, and other responsibilities, so I frequently hear from clients and students...
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June 11, 2012
by Kimberly Brown (follow me on Twitter) "People with opinions just go around bothering each other."  (Attributed to The Buddha)These days, it seems like everyone has an opinion, everyone is expected to share their opinion, and everyone must...
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June 10, 2012
This week I had the opportunity to listen to Venerable Robina Courtin speak on the IDP podcast, which you can listen to
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June 9, 2012
The sensation sparks the feeling tone which sparks the thought which leads to action. In the worldly, untrained mind.
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June 7, 2012
The Buddha Freestyles is a new column where I will take a quote from music and flesh out how it can relate to living a life of mindfulness and compassion. Have a suggested lyric? Send it over. -- “My boy builds coffins he makes them all dayBut it's...
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June 6, 2012
 "Blind Contour Buddha" by the late Cindy Woods.
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June 6, 2012
For me, the first step towards freedom has always been letting go of worry about what others think of me. Then there is what may seem like the opposite - caring how I affect others, sometimes restraining myself so as not to displease or upset others...
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June 5, 2012
  Sometimes, when our carefully constructed lives seem to be falling apart – when we get a divorce, lose a business, or are laid off, for example – we can torture and berate ourselves with stories about how we’re failures, what we could have...
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June 4, 2012
This podcast features Sokuzan Bob Brown in a lecture and discussion around his deep experience in both Tibetan Tantric and Soto Zen practices.
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June 2, 2012
We think of meditation as something that separates us from the world, that takes us, perhaps, to Vermont for a long weekend. Allowing feelings to simply be, to connect us with our humanness, gets at the basic sense of feeling worthy to be.
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