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July 7, 2012
Our perception of bias changes depending on the self-identity we currently have in mind.
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July 5, 2012
July is Dragon Time.
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July 5, 2012
Going to sleep and waking up in Elwha Valley felt scary. We sat by the fire and the moon hadn’t risen yet. It was dark. The moon came up over the mountain just as we were going to sleep, shedding light into the tent, so that I could see my breath...
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July 3, 2012
  Zen teacher Ed Brown is a brilliant cook and founder of the Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, famous for its natural foods cuisine. But during Ed’s early days as a cook at the Tassajara mountain retreat center, he had a problem. No matter...
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July 3, 2012
Of all human cultures, India long ago foresaw the need for teaching the art of contemplative living not just to spiritual elites but to average people of all inclinations, backgrounds, and walks of life.
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July 1, 2012
                The first annual Compassion Day is Friday, July 6th.  It's also His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 77th birthday.  Created by the FPMT (the Federation for the Preservation of the Mahayana...
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June 30, 2012
Can you go to the beach without comparing yourself to the other beings there? Because, well, that leads to suffering.
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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 25, 2012
I got snippy with a guy the other day. I could see the surprise on this face, so I realized I needed to turn down the volume. I felt a bit embarrassed and he felt a bit hurt. We went on with our conversation, pretending like nothing...
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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
by Patrick Groneman Saw this yesterday while walking back from an eye-exam.   It's a great example of how a word, when stripped of its cultural context can take on new meaning, and then be used over and over again, until that new meaning...
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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 18, 2012
Life is beautiful and full of pain. When we feel something painful in our hearts, our instinct is to escape. We can be like little kids, seeing a bee and running away in terror.
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June 16, 2012
Let's just be.
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June 14, 2012
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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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