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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
  I can’t wait to read this book by,Tim Ryan, Ohio congressman and author of A Mindful Nation in which he asserts scientific evidence that mediation does reduce stress, increase mind performance, and enhance overall moods.  All of...
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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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May 2, 2012
"Having discovered tools with an immediate impact, for what are we going to use them?" - Dick Higgins
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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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by ambika
April 28, 2012
“It is increasingly clear that we can’t solve the climate dilemma without empowering all people to become part of the solution.” – Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez, CMB Program Director at Garrison Institute
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April 28, 2012
What makes it a weed?
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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
I’m sorry this is the last week of this process, though it has had a good effect and perhaps it’s time to move on to other lessons in letting go. I packed up 10 books today for a writer friend, and another 10 for my local Goodwill, a very nice...
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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 25, 2012
When I notice a sense of mental impoverishment, it is my practice to maintain the broader perspective that I have things pretty good.
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April 24, 2012
Week four, wow!  How time flies when you're consuming responsibly.  No paper cups were used this week.  And... Hazzah, I've done it!  I've opened an account with a federal credit union.
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by ellen s
April 23, 2012
Week 4: Many, many fewer paper towels have been used in my household this month. After a few mindless wiping episodes, every reach for the roll brought the thought: Do I really need to use this? Much of the time, I didn't.  I used rags instead...
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April 23, 2012
Ever wonder how to change your consumption karma?  Or perhaps you're more concerned with how to motivate other people?  Read this post to learn the psychological principles behind behavior change!  But first, an update... We’re still...
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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 ambika
April 20, 2012
"Another world is not only possible ... she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing" - Arundhati Roy My girlfriend posted the above quote on my Facebook wall yesterday. It gives me hope in the midst of much confusion these days. I...
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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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