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Mindful Living

December 6, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

December is a time for cooking and baking, but sometimes that can lead to stress. What if we could use our time in the kitchen as a way to practice mindfulness, rather than a...

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December is a time for cooking and baking, but sometimes that can lead to stress. What...

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December 5, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
In Buddhist practice (as in much of life), it’s easy to get caught up in comparing our insides to everyone else’s outsides. ... read more »
In Buddhist practice (as in much of life), it’s easy to get caught up in comparing our... read more »
December 5, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“In short, whatever I may do throughout my activities, I ask, “What is my mind doing?” Thus, it is the practice of bodhisattvas to accomplish the benefit of others with...

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“In short, whatever I may do throughout my activities, I ask, “What is my mind doing...

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December 3, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“I’m thankful for being given the opportunity to love and be loved by others, and to express that love through service. The little good I do in this world is, truly, the least...

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“I’m thankful for being given the opportunity to love and be loved by others, and to...

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December 2, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
“Mindfulness or Mindlessness?” - Danny Fisher shares his reaction to... read more »
“Mindfulness or Mindlessness?” -... read more »
December 2, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today's Mindful Morsel comes from Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond. In this book, Ajahn Brahm (a self-described meditation junkie) shares his...

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Today's Mindful Morsel comes from Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss, and...

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November 29, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Open your heart to your suffering. If you’re feeling that family and friends could be helping more but aren’t, take compassionate action toward yourself by immediately making...

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“Open your heart to your suffering. If you’re feeling that family and friends could be...

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November 27, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The Buddha stated clearly that saying only what is true is not sufficient for skillful speech. Speaking skillfully also requires saying what is useful for the listener to hear...

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“The Buddha stated clearly that saying only what is true is not sufficient for...

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November 26, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Leave the mind in its natural, undisturbed state. Don’t follow thoughts of “This is a problem, that is a problem!” Without labeling difficulties as problems, leave your mind...

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“Leave the mind in its natural, undisturbed state. Don’t follow thoughts of “This is a...

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