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November 22, 2017
by Josh Korda

Taking authentic risks and making authentic choices can be terrifying—how can we put this fear of change into perspective?

The Drudgery of Daily Life

Twenty-first-century American workplaces are by and large false refuges. Rather than providing us with actual security, they simply keep our underlying...

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Taking authentic risks and making authentic choices can be terrifying—how can we put...

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November 8, 2017
by Holly Gayley

I pay homage to the benevolent root guru.

Generally, as the basis for practicing the sublime Dharma, there are two approaches: that of the householder and that of the renunciate. According to the first, the method for leaders as well as subordinates and ordinary people is to maintain their own household...

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I pay homage to the benevolent root guru.

Generally, as the basis for...

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November 1, 2017
by Ajahn Brahm
Beauty and the Breath

Q: Can you please explain how to make the breath beautiful, how to get to that sustained attention on the breath that is natural and imbued with peace?

A: To achieve a beautiful, sustained attention on the breath, try to incline toward the beautiful...

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Beauty and the Breath

Q: Can you please explain how to make the breath...

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October 25, 2017
by Larry Yang

Not finding a spiritual community within which to root myself, for many years I practiced meditation on my own, and I read books and tried to learn meditation from recorded talks. I periodically attended meditation and Dharma sessions at different places, but always bounced out of them because I never fully felt that I belonged...

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Not finding a spiritual community within which to root myself, for many years I practiced...

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October 11, 2017
by The Dalai Lama

There are different explanations in the Buddhist texts on how these world systems come to cease. For example, Sūtra on the Meeting of the Father and Son states:

The time when this world system is destroyed does exist. When this world system is about to be destroyed two suns will appear in the...

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There are different explanations in the Buddhist texts on how these world systems come to cease...

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September 27, 2017
by Kathleen Dowling Singh

It’s hard to be a person. We all know that. Rarely, though, do we fully share such a disclosure with each other. We isolate ourselves, believing that the unease we feel is normal or that no one else feels it or that everyone else feels it and they just have better masks. This thinking keeps each of us feeling...

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It’s hard to be a person. We all know that. Rarely, though, do we fully share...

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