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Meditation For the Win

One of the reasons for meditating -- sitting still and focusing on an object, such as the breath -- is to train in tapping into the calm space in your awareness so that you can find that space in the...

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How to Make Sickness your Practice

Excerpted from Toni Bernhard'sHow to Be Sick. In this book, Bernhard shares ways to make “being sick” the heart of a spiritual practice — and through truly learning how to be sick, learn how to live a...

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4 Lojong Slogans That Save My Life

On a sunny Sunday morning last April, I woke up late, took a sip from the half-empty bottle of beer on my end table, and felt my pancreas explode. read more

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The Power of Trusting

Excerpted from Free Yourselfby Carolyn Hobbs. I lie on the living room couch exhausted, two weeks before Christmas. Luckily, after years of coming back into the present, I know how to switch channels....

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Laziness and restlessness

I've been writing for the IDP blog on a regular basis for almost five years -- not because I think I have great insights to share but because it needs to be done. I've worked on daily newspapers for...

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A Short Body Scan to Reduce Stress and Distraction

You’ve heard of eight-minute abs, but have you heard of an eight-minute body scan? This short embodiment practice is for when you’re lost in worry, feeling a bit frantic, or out of touch with your...

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Daily Connect: Branding like a Buddhist?

An article in today's Guardian reports that Thai brand strategist SirikulLaukaikul is offering corporate clients "karma marketing" tools; a way to promote their produc read more

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Is Zayn Still in One Direction in a Pure Land?

  Buddhism is often seen these days as a supremely rational philosophical system or belief system, depending on your stance. Investigate everything, the Buddha said. Do not believe anything just...

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What to Do With the Mind: Instructions for Meditation from the Classic...

Excerpt from Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana. read more

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A Body without Shame: Living Mindfully with Pain

Pain is tough, of course, but the thoughts and feelings of shame which pain can stir up are the real nightmare. In my own history and my private practice teaching adults with pain, feelings of shame...

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Practice Like a Champion

My Buddhist teacher shared this photo of a T-shirt she saw someone wearing at the airport, commenting that it seems like a good message. Practice like a champion. Since my teacher suggested it, I have...

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Daily Connect: Truly Want to be Happy? Remember You're Gonna Die

The BBC website has a recent article"Bhutan's Dark Secret to Happiness".  What's the "dark secret"?   Death. read more

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10 Questions to Reflect on Wisdom

Excerpt from Life is Spiritual Practice by Jean Smith. A Practice and Reflection on Wisdom read more

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Daily Connect: The Tragedy in Charleston Today

When I heard about the mass murder in Charleston, SC this morning, my first reaction was an awful feeling of sadness, quickly followed by outrage, then blame.  I thought to myself, "It's the fault of...

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All beings tremble

All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do?   -The Dhammapada read more

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Three Meditations to be Free from Anger

Excerpt from Freedom from Anger by Venerable Sumanasara. 1. Don’t Flatter Anger read more

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Why I Cheat on Retreat: Writing & Meditation

“What would be most helpful for you to put down in order to be here wholeheartedly?” asked Christina Feldman in the opening talk. Our group of a hundred meditators had a week of practice ahead of us....

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Why every experience you have is 99% wrong

I sat outside on a lovely early summer morning. The sun played hide-and-seek with the clouds, which in turn were playing chase with the breezes. The garden had turned a rich green from the recent...

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Walking the 12-Step Path with the Buddha: The First Steps

Excerpt from12 Steps on the Buddha’s Path by Laura S. read more

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My Buddhist Practice: How I Got Here, Why I’m Staying

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