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June 2, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
3 Ways to Train the Compassionate Brain - Elisha Goldstein offers a mindfulness practice to boost compassion and reduce mind wandering. (Via Mindful) The Man-made Obstacle - Distinguishing between problems of human birth and problems of human making (Via Tricycle) Read a brief essay on the... read more »
May 30, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Buddhism: Philosophy or Religion? - In Asian religious traditions, religion—with its myths, magic, and miracles—goes hand in hand with philosophy. (Via Tricycle) ZenFriend: A new meditation timer for iPhone (Via WildMind) Patience, Again and Again and Again - Whatever challenges a... read more »
May 30, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

Every Friday we post an image from the Wisdom collection we think can inspire and enliven our spirit.

Today's image is of Ripuk in the Barun Valley. It was taken by Thomas Wild, courtesy of Matthew Akester.

Every Friday we post an image from the Wisdom collection we think can inspire and enliven our...

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May 28, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Maya Angelou dead at 86 - Maya Angelou once said, “‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’ This maybe true for most of us–most of us are simply memorable for the feelings we evoke in others–but Angelou herself is... read more »
May 28, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Just imagine if we all lived with no compassion, thinking only of ourselves. We would suffer greatly. The more you think of others, the happier you are.”          - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Imagine All The People

“Just imagine if we all lived with no compassion, thinking only of ourselves. We would...

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May 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
“Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have teamed up with The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics & Transformative Values to launch an iPhone app called 20 Day Stranger, which connects two anonymous strangers for 20 days. Though the idea may sound a little stalker-ish,... read more »
“Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have teamed up with The Dalai Lama... read more »

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