Featured Articles: Buddhism

May 16, 2012
“What is drama and what is dharma? I guess you could say drama is illusion that acts like truth, and dharma is truth itself-the way things are, the basic state of reality that does not change from day to day according to fashion or our mood or...
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May 13, 2012
On this Mother’s Day, the woman who is sort of officially/unofficially my stepmother is standing guard over my father, making sure that he does not kill himself.  In the past few weeks, my father has been in the hospital three times, the latest...
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May 12, 2012
  The classic instruction to "regard all beings as your mother" or the realization that you've lived through so many lifetimes that every being has been your mother at some point and therefore is worthy of love and respect doesn't work today...
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by Brian
May 10, 2012
This podcast features an interview between Ethan Nichtern and Susan Piver. This is the first of a two part podcast.
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May 10, 2012
Our existence is very wild. It's very crazy, like the mad elephant. Ponlop Rinpoche
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May 9, 2012
How does one actually practice dhamma when faced with hunger pangs?  With jealousy, delirium and hunger pangs?  With uncertainty as to the state of the world around you -- and jealousy, delirium and hunger pangs?
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May 5, 2012
For the rest of my lifetimes and Even beyond I vow to do my best to do no harm And in times of doubt i can think on the dharma And the enlightened ones who've graduated Samsara.
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by Joren
May 3, 2012
 
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May 3, 2012
  My little baby continues to be the best teacher I’ve ever had.At a little over two months old, he is wiser, more thoughtful and more attuned to his natural rhythms than I could ever hope to be. And like most teachers I’ve studied with, I...
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by Brian
May 3, 2012
Welcome to the ID Project Podcast. This podcast features a lecture by Joseph Loizzo titled Tibet's Time Machine and the Activism of Global Happiness. It was recorded on February 29th, 2012 in New York City. This is the second of a two part podcast.
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May 3, 2012
The Buddha Freestyles is a new weekly column where I will take a quote from hip-hop and occasionally other forms of music and interpret how it can relate to living a life of mindfulness and compassion. Have a suggested lyric? Send it over. -- “I've...
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May 2, 2012
To be perfectly honest, I have been an awful Buddhist, an even worse meditation teacher. Since I started working full-time, my practice has been quite bare bones. What’s worse is that I have been easily lured into hateful, angry, and insecure...
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April 30, 2012
by Kimberly Brown (follow Kim on Twitter) If you're anything like me, you probably think the opposite of clinging is indifference.  If I don't care, then I'm not attached, right?   Wrong.  From a Buddhist perspective, the...
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April 29, 2012
I noticed a manifestation of my meditation practice crawling across my leg in plain view as my practice was ending this morning.  It was black—pitch-black.  It was small—smaller than a
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April 26, 2012
More resources and thanks to IDP community and fellow bloggers for all I've learned this month!
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April 26, 2012
The Buddha Freestyles is a new weekly column where I will take a quote from hip-hop and occasionally other forms of music and interpret how it can relate to living a life of mindfulness and compassion. Have a suggested lyric? Send it over. --
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by Brian
April 25, 2012
Welcome to the ID Project Podcast. This podcast features a lecture by Joseph Loizzo titled Tibet's Time Machine and the Activism of Global Happiness. It was recorded on February 29th, 2012 in New York City. This is the first of a two part podcast.
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April 25, 2012
How we present ourselves to the world is an expression of how we feel about ourselves.
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April 23, 2012
by Kimberly Brown (follow Kim on Twitter)
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April 23, 2012
“Regard all dharmas as dreams.” – The Root Text of the Seven Points of Training the Mind by Geshe Chekawa
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April 21, 2012
Sometimes discipline means getting your ass onto the cushion. Sometimes it means heading to the nearest couch.
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by Joren
April 19, 2012
 
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April 19, 2012
The Buddha Freestyles is a new WEEKLY (yes, I’m back to writing weekly for IDP) column where I will take a quote from hip-hop and occasionally other forms of music and interpret, ironically, how it relates to living a life of mindfulness and...
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April 18, 2012
If I remain in a clam-shell of fear in my life, unwilling to be motivated by love, tolerance and a wish to be happy, I might as well just be a clam.
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April 17, 2012
Sometime this week I remembered that my resolve was to not buy books until I gave away an equal number of books..in other words, there is a path to acquisition! I can get books!!!!! That just needs to rest on letting go, and creating space. This isn...
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