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October 2, 2012
At what cost did Apple's founder and visionary bring these devices into the world?
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October 1, 2012
"The Mindful Activist" is where I attempt to share what I experience as my Buddhist practice converges with my political and social interests. If any fellow "activists" (also called engaged citizens, bodhisattvas, or humans) want to highlight issues...
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October 1, 2012
The Buddha and his posse of monks once traveled to a town where the Kalama people lived. They told him how many other spiritual teachers had been there before him and they just weren’t sure which of their teachings were true and which were not. The...
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October 1, 2012
Today's story comes to us from the Twitter feed of musician Amanda Palmer, who is currently on tour with her new album, Theatre is Evil:
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September 29, 2012
Right around this time three years ago I started working one-on-one with a teacher. This is not the Tibetan Buddhist guru-student relationship, but what is described as a spiritual friend or mentor, the kalyanamitra.
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September 27, 2012
    Please join IDP Teachers Ven. Lawrence Dō'an Grecco and Kate Johnson at the first large U.S. silent Peace Walk.   
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by Joren
September 27, 2012
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September 26, 2012
  This past weekend Kimberly Brown 's & Lawrence Grecco's retreat on Metta & Tonglen expanded my consciousness toward a sense of mindfulness, compassion, and purpose.
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September 26, 2012
In life terms, learning compassion in high school may be more valuable than geometry.
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September 26, 2012
"Heaven is the natural spaciousness of our mind before we make it small with self-protection." -- Sakyong Mipham from "Ruling Your World"
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September 24, 2012
  There was this famous sutra master in China named Dok Sahn who used to get off on traveling from temple to temple so he could test the resident monks in their knowledge of various Buddhist texts, particularly the Diamond Sutra.
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September 24, 2012
The other night I went to hear Congressman Tim Ryan talk about his meditation practice, his new book called A Mindful Nation, and why mindfulness practice makes sense in American schools, our military, and just about...
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September 23, 2012
Oh, Chris Rock, I bow to you. A friend of mine was recently dating a stand-up comedian, and we were talking about the similarities between teaching Buddhism and stand-up, at least when teaching in a group. Sometimes it definitely feels like giving a...
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by Ngejung
September 22, 2012
            Back in July, my best friend Patrick Morris and I set out for Times Square to try an experiment in our practice and in the way we share it. Our fellow IDP member Lani Rowe had come up with the idea of a...
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September 22, 2012
It's said -- metaphorically -- that mindfulness knows when the horse is out of the barn, and awareness knows to go look for it and bring it back.
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September 21, 2012
On Wednesday, September 19th, I had the honor of seeing the most recent restaging of Ei
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by Joren
September 20, 2012
 
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September 20, 2012
Last night as our 6-month-old son sat in his bath he put his hand out under the tap to feel the flowing water. In that moment there was nothing else for him. It was as if the rest of the universe had fallen away, and all that existed was him, his...
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September 20, 2012
Venerable Robina Courtin spoke again at IDP NYC last night.
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September 19, 2012
Courtesy of our friends at the great magazine Shambhala Sun, Acharya
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September 19, 2012
As a crisp breeze begins to circulate,Ethan Nichterns 6 week class “In Search of Self”,brews us with the solid downtimeof Fall flavored wondersto get wiser&be finer.  We shed our skin& sense of self for the colder...
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September 19, 2012
I never could sit still long enough to meditate, but since my experience with cancer, I do it every day. I'm a little baby Zen Buddhist. Mandy Patinkin
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September 18, 2012
Yesterday, former Governor Mitt Romney was heard on tape at a fundraiser saying that most people who voted for Barack Obama, 47% of the country, are "dependent" and he would "never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for...
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September 18, 2012
At the end of a daylong meditation workshop, Pam, a woman in her late sixties, drew me aside. Her husband, Jerry, was near death after three years of suffering from lymphoma. “I wanted so much to save him,” she told me. “I looked into ayurvedic...
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