Featured Articles: Meditation Practice

June 15, 2013
Buddhism isn't what you do in meditation; that's meditation. Buddhism is how you walk in the world. I heard that phrasing from a teacher at one of the first Buddhist retreats I attended several years ago, and it stuck with me.
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June 14, 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.
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June 13, 2013
In the most recent Zen Habits entry, Leo Babuta acknowledges inevitable blurs in personal growth by stating we are making choices all day long, with no one to tell us whether they’re right or wrong —
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June 12, 2013
It is amazing how this mind of ours works, and how little control we have over it sometimes. Even when we sit on our cushions we may find our mind creating epic Oscar-worthy motion pictures in our heads instead of helping us focus on the breath. And...
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June 10, 2013
Honoring my story while putting one foot in front of the other
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by Paul S
June 10, 2013
"Try, Try, Try for Ten Thousand Years" From this day forthuntil I attain the very heart of enlightenment,12 pm T-storms1pm T-stormsAnd did you get whatyou wanted from this life, even so?
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June 7, 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. Join me and others on Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. EST...
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June 7, 2013
To let it be or not to let it be? That is the question. In a prescient article titled “You Think You Lost Your Thought, Well I Saw Her Yesterday-ay” published on Tuesday, Emily Herzlin asked another wonderful question: if we have a creative idea...
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June 7, 2013
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, About Living a Compassionate Life is a witty and thoughtful meditation on living an ethical life in a challenging world.
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June 5, 2013
Q: How do I explain Buddhism to my religiously conservative parents? I remember being in a bar one night and a newer meditator asked me about coming out to their parents as a Buddhist. "You make it sound like you're telling them you're gay," I said...
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June 4, 2013
I have both a meditation and a writing practice, and sometimes if I’m not careful I attempt to multitask and write while I meditate. Well, not actually write, but think about writing, think about my writing, and come up with the most brilliant ideas...
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May 31, 2013
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May 27, 2013
During the retreat at IDP this past weekend, IDP Lineage Mentor and teacher Sharon Salzberg asked us to reflect on all the people in our lives who had led us to be here, sitting on the meditation cushion today. I thought about the subway car...
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May 27, 2013
Many years ago my family was visiting friends on Memorial Day. My youngest child was an infant; the older one was 2. My friends' sons were marching in her small midwestern town's Memorial Day parade. Another visitor offered to stay at the house with...
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May 24, 2013
Please let's include in our practice tomorrow a dedication of merit for the families and people near and far affected by the tornado in Oklahoma. If you would like to have a direct person in mind for your dedication, please watch this clip of a...
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May 21, 2013
I’ve been contemplating my aspirations for practice. Why do I meditate? Why do I practice the precepts? Do I have faith in the path of the Buddha? Do I feel compelled to attain enlightenment?
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by Paul S
May 21, 2013
A tornado in Oklahoma killed dozens of people Monday and flattened whole neighborhoods in certainly the most destructive tornado in decades. Winds faster than 200 miles per hour were recorded, and at one point, the tornado measured over...
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May 20, 2013
When the Buddhist path becomes a template for bypassing it becomes essential to loosen its tight grasp as an absolute illusion catering to a  ”save one//save all” salvation & notice it as an alternative approach, flowing toward some...
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May 15, 2013
  When I set out to blog about how my meditation practice changed after marriage and motherhood, I started with some stories from after the wedding and early pregnancy. In this post I’m picking up where I left off, a few months before our...
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May 14, 2013
Every day, my high school art teacher would walk around the classroom to inspect each student’s progress on their project—but mostly to make sure people weren’t goofing off. I never goofed off. I was there to make art—and to escape from my problems...
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May 13, 2013
A new study finds that lovingkindness meditation makes your vagus nerve more responsive. That's meaningful because it is involved in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and immune responses.
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May 11, 2013
Traditional Buddhist teachings tell us that we should love all beings because -- over the course of many lifetimes -- everyone has been your mother in one of them. In traditional Buddhist southeast Asian cultures, this is a valid metaphor for...
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May 10, 2013
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May 10, 2013
Gender generalizations make me uneasy. But after practicing psychotherapy for many years with women from diverse racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, there’s one that is unfortunately consistent: most women struggle with genuine self-...
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