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by Brian
February 29, 2012
This podcast features a lecture by Ethan and David Nichtern titled "Why Not Meditate?" It was recorded on February 20th, 2012 in New York City. This is the first of a two part podcast.
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February 29, 2012
My mindfulness didn't need to get better or be as good as somebody else's. It was already perfect; so is yours. Sharon Salzberg
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February 29, 2012
Even though most of our value exchange occurs in concepts, our world of experience still comes from and effects the experiences of our other five senses
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February 28, 2012
As we come to the end of February and the end of the 28-Day Meditation Challenge I am thinking about techniques to keep the practice going and alive in our daily lives.  As Sharon Salzberg writes in the final chapter Keeping the Practice Going...
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by ellen s
February 27, 2012
Almost done (ha! "done") with Sharon's 28-day meditation challenge. "Done" doesn't mean much except as a way of marking the calendar, and I have the feeling it's not done with me. 
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February 25, 2012
"According to the Buddha, to develop compassion it is important to consider the human condition on every level: personal, social, and political." Sharon Salzberg The 28-Day Meditation Challenge is coming to a close and I was really excited to get...
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February 25, 2012
This is what a culture of kindness looks like.
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by Lani
February 25, 2012
oh man my loves. this has not been an easy road for me this time. so many emotions. a body that just broke down and said "guess what? you're going to listen to me or i quit." it's been great though. because. it's been a steady stream of a...
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February 24, 2012
Lovingkindness Week.  Woot woot! 
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by Joren
February 23, 2012
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February 22, 2012
Awareness is something is always there, but is sometimes ignored by our feedback-obsessed-neurotic mind.
Arts and Media, Buddhism     Comment (1)     Link
February 22, 2012
"Our existence is very wild. It's very crazy, like the mad elephant"  Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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February 22, 2012
I imagine that if he knew I was sending him lovingkindness, he would mock it. Loudly. With a distinctive heh-heh-heh. Sarcasm is a deadly defense. It keeps people at an arm's length because they won't risk handing you the dagger you'll use to stab...
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February 21, 2012
I'm infatuated... and I can't think of anything else but the object of my obsession, er... I mean, affection.  Even writing this post is troublesome as all I want to do is spend time with my sweetheart, to treasure the joy, pain, decorum and...
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by ellen s
February 20, 2012
As I come to the end of the third week of the 28-day meditation challenge, I'm really getting into it. How much I've learned and forgotten! I relish this opportunity to move through practices I realize I've been exposed to and studied but perhaps...
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February 20, 2012
When I was in art school I was surrounded by some extremely creative and talented individuals who possessed good vision, good intentions, and good esthetic sensibilities. However, many of us resented having to learn any kind of technique or to apply...
Buddhism     Comment (2)     Link
February 20, 2012
Tibetan monks and mystics lived in relative isolation for over a thousand years, living in a virtual laboratory for studying the mind. As a result, the insight that Tibetan Buddhism offers us into how the mind works is profound.
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February 20, 2012
I spent last week on a silent meditation retreat, and what do you think I missed the most?  Chocolate?  Coffee?  Getting enough sleep? Talking? Reading?  To my surprise, I didn't miss anything much . . . except being touched....
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February 20, 2012
    Be, Be, Be….That’s all I can think of as I complete my third solid week of meditation.  I realize more and more how important it is to keep a daily meditation practice.  As I have said before, I did sway from my practice for...
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February 18, 2012
I returned last night from a week-long Metta meditation retreat at  Insight Meditation Society led by Sharon Salzberg, Gina Sharpe and Mark Coleman. For seven days, we simply did sitting and walking meditation in 45 minute sessions for 12...
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February 18, 2012
How do you greet each moment -- as a friend, a foe, a gift?
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February 17, 2012
It’s Emotions Week in the meditation challenge.  For me, it couldn’t have come at a better time.  I’d been listening to slow jams, power ballads, and pop anthems to love nonstop for several days in order to compile the Ultimate Valentine’s...
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by Brian
February 16, 2012
This week's podcast features a lecture on his new book "The Buddha Walks into a Bar."
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by Joren
February 16, 2012
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February 15, 2012
"We have been using the word 'love' to mean appetite or desire, as in 'I love hamburgers.' " - Thich Nhat Hanh
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