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Mindful Living

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

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

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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...

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I pay homage to the benevolent root guru.

Generally, as the...

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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...

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Beauty and the Breath

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

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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...

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

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May 8, 2017
by Tamara Levitt

This weekend the cherry blossoms took full bloom. It’s always an exciting time when for just two weeks each year, these magical trees can be appreciated. The park was crowded...

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This weekend the cherry blossoms took full bloom. It’s always an exciting time when...

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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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