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Mindful Living

April 13, 2016
by Matthew Bortolin

 “Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.”

“You mean it controls your actions?”

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 “Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.”...

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April 6, 2016
by Jaimal Yogis

In the centuries after the Buddha’s death, his followers created rifts and various Buddhist schools—Theravada and Mahayana being just two of the biggest divisions—each claiming...

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In the centuries after the Buddha’s death, his followers created rifts and various...

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March 28, 2016
by Bhante Gunaratana

Meditation is called the Great Teacher. It is the cleansing crucible fire that works slowly but surely, through understanding. The...

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Meditation is called the Great Teacher. It is the cleansing...

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March 16, 2016
by Ajahn Brahm

After we purchased the land for our monastery in we were broke. We were in debt. There were no buildings on the land, not even a shed. Those first few weeks we slept not on...

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After we purchased the land for our monastery in we were broke. We were in debt. There...

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January 6, 2016
by Ajahn Brahm

Excerpt from Kindfulness by Ajahn Brahm.

In this section, I’m going to introduce you in detail to...

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December 11, 2015
by Gerry Stribling

In meditation, we watch ourselves breathe.

In real life, sometimes we’re compelled to watch others breathe (sleeping lovers and sick children come to mind). I like to...

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In meditation, we watch ourselves breathe.

In real life, sometimes we’re...

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December 2, 2015
by Deborah Schoeberlein David

For many of us, there comes a time when we realize, viscerally and profoundly, that living a spiritual practice is what really matters, but paradoxically, that moment comes...

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For many of us, there comes a time when we realize, viscerally and profoundly, that...

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November 16, 2015
by Ajahn Brahm

When you aren’t easily satisfied, when you’re demanding and full of wants, you also get restless. When you don’t get what you want, your desires grow, and you get...

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When you aren’t easily satisfied, when you’re demanding and full of wants,...

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November 11, 2015
by Matthew Bortolin

In April 2015 I attended the galaxy’s biggest party (Star Wars Celebration Anaheim), and was once again amazed at the unifying power of George Lucas’s cinematic creation. I...

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In April 2015 I attended the galaxy’s biggest party (Star Wars Celebration Anaheim),...

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November 2, 2015
by Deborah Schoeberlein David

Excerpt from Living Mindfully by Deborah Schoeberlein David.

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