Featured Articles: Meditation Practice

July 27, 2013
Maybe you've heard people say that they don't need to do sitting meditation because they do other things that have meditative qualities. "My yoga is my meditation," they say, or running or music or knitting or any repetitive activity.
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July 26, 2013
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July 25, 2013
Innumerable labors brought us this food. May we know how it comes to us. Receiving this offering, let us consider whether our virtue and practice deserve it. Desiring the natural order of mind, let us be free from greed, hate and delusion. We eat to...
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July 20, 2013
In this week's installment of the online-only class on Buddhist basics, Ethan Nichtern and Sharon Salzberg talk about the importance of the view. The Buddha included Right View as the first factor on the Eight-fold Path to liberation from suffering.
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July 19, 2013
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community tomorrow morning. Each week there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to participate online in a community sit. Please join us, Saturday, July 20...
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July 13, 2013
The first time you walk into a new place is an experience of groundlessness -- and since we generally don't like to free-fall through life, the first thing we do is look for ground. It's part of our survival instinct, a remnant of our lizard brain:...
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July 12, 2013
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community tomorrow morning. Each week there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to participate online in a community sit. Please join us, Saturday, July 13...
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July 11, 2013
  It’s half past something. A quarter to whatever. Five minutes after I-have-no-idea.
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July 8, 2013
Illness inspires me to embark on a fourteen-day fast.  I meet the days leading up to it with overwhelming resistance and panic, and talk about what it's like and how I'm feeling emotionally and physically.
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July 8, 2013
Two recent articles, with nearly identical opening paragraphs but different content, make the point that mindfulness is trending.
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July 7, 2013
Do buddhists get hot? Let’s get something straight. That is, yes, a double entendre, hereby spoiled by its designation. That is: you’d better get some ice water, and you’d better hold on to those skivvies. But that’s neither fish nor fowl.
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July 6, 2013
I spent the last week on retreat in the Colorado Rockies, leaving the final ritual early to make my plane -- only to have my flight delayed, finally leaving 20 hours after scheduled. It was, in its way, an excellent opportunity to practice.
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July 5, 2013
 
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July 1, 2013
A reading of the book 'One City' inspires me and my family to pick up garbage on the streets and changes the way I view what is ours and what is others
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June 29, 2013
The Way of the Bodhisattva is one of the great classics of Mahayana Buddhism, a loosely connected body of teachings and practices ranging from Japanese Zen Buddhism to the Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet. Mahayana Buddhism is considered by its followers...
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June 29, 2013
The Buddha lists discipline as one of the six paramitas, or transcendent actions, that help us move toward enlightenment. It's not one that most people are eager to talk about. Discipline brings up fears of shame, blame, and deprivation. Buddhist...
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June 25, 2013
When we practice metta for someone, can it have an effect ON that person? I spent the weekend reflecting on and practicing lovingkindness meditation (metta) at the IDP Immersion weekend, and this question came up. My initial impulse was to say no...
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June 24, 2013
I break from routine imbibing to explore abstinence and its effects on my mind and body
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June 24, 2013
Is that copper I smell in the air? Or gold? No wait, it’s automobiles! Oh, it’s just the Man of Steel. Gross. What the heck is he doing in Miass, Chelyabinsk, Russia?
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June 24, 2013
George Stephanopoulos, host of Good Morning America, started meditating after hearing about the scientific benefits. He's been doing it every day for a couple of years now. Now he calls it a lifesaver.
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June 21, 2013
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June 19, 2013
First off, let me apologize – my intention is to do this every week, but work has been challenging. Anyway – fresh start and all that. The first week’s mindfulness exercise was to use your non-dominant hand for at least some tasks every day. This is...
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June 19, 2013
Sometimes I walk around the East Village in the evenings after work and see all the young people my age strolling around with their lovers, groups of friends chatting happily in cafés, cute guys dressed up for a night out on the town, families...
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June 18, 2013
Yesterday on the N train, a man who was standing in front of me suddenly reached over and punched the open window above me in order to close it. I had just put down my book and was in this in-between state, still sort of in the world of my book,...
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