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September 22, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

Meditation: it’s not just a way to relax, or to deal with life’s problems. Done correctly, it can be a way to radically encounter bliss and to begin—and sustain—real transformation in ourselves. In this week's morsel from Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, Ajahm Brahm counsels us on a key aspect of meditation: giving...

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Meditation: it’s not just a way to relax, or to deal with life’s problems. Done correctly,...

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September 17, 2014
by The Dalai Lama

This excerpt is taken from the Dalai Lama’s book The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus. Image by Olivier Adam of Dharma Eye.

Chapter 4: Equanimity Mark 3:31–35

Then his mother and his brothers arrived, and remaining outside sent in a message asking him to come out...

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This excerpt is taken from the Dalai Lama’s book ...

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September 15, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from Ajahn Brahm's classic book, Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? In this book, Ajahn Brahm offers thoughtful commentary on everything from love and commitment to fear and pain. Drawing from his own life experience, as well as traditional Buddhist folk tales, author Ajahn Brahm uses over...

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This week's morsel comes from Ajahn Brahm's classic book, Who Ordered This Truckload of...

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September 12, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

Today is the fourth annual Mindfulness Day! Mindfulness Day was created to promote mindfulness across the country and the globe and to celebrate mindfulness through workshops, meditation groups, or simply taking a few minutes out of their days to be mindful.

Mindfulness has already gone beyond Buddhism and “spiritual...

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Today is the fourth annual Mindfulness Day! Mindfulness Day was created to promote...

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September 11, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

Let's join together in a celebration of the power of mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the practice of developing presence in all aspects of our lives—whether we are working, driving, or having dinner with our families. Living life in a constant, peaceful present mind-frame is the goal and result of mindfulness.

In...

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Let's join together in a celebration of the power of mindfulness.

Mindfulness is the...

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September 10, 2014
by The Dalai Lama
Chapter 1 The Quest for Inner Development

Time is always moving forward. With each passing moment, beginning from the instant of our birth, we come closer to the end, to our death. That is our nature, and the nature of the universe. As spiritually minded people, it is essential for us to constantly check and examine ourselves, to...

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Chapter 1 The Quest for Inner Development

Time is always moving forward. With each passing...

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