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June 9, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

Excerpted from Dialogues in a Dream: The Life and Zen Teachings of Muso Soseki (transalted by Thomas Yuho Kirchner). 

Question: The Buddha, in his great compassion, alleviates the suffering of sentient beings and seeks to give them comfort. Why, then, do the Buddhist...

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June 2, 2015
by David R. Shlim

Excerpted from Medicine and Compassion by Choknyi Nyima Rinpoche and David R. Shlim, MD.

When it comes to the healing professions, wisdom means knowing what it takes, understanding all the factors that are necessary in the healing process. It is not limited to making the correct ...

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May 27, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

1. Mindfulness in Plain English

This is the classic: the mindfulness guide that’s been a bestseller since its publication in the 1980s. With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the...

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May 20, 2015
by Taigen Dan Leighton
Editor’s Note: Last week 125 Buddhist figures from a range of traditions gathered in Washington, DC, for the first meeting between White House and State Department officials and Buddhist faith groups. According to the Tricycle blog, “Teachers from the Sinhalese, Cambodian, Burmese, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Tibetan... read more »
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May 20, 2015
by Kathleen Dowling Singh

1. What is your age?

2. How do you feel about aging?

How has your appearance changed? How do you feel about it? How has your position in the world changed? How do you feel about it? How has your reception in the world changed? How do you feel about it? How have your perceptions about yourself... read more »

1. What is your age?

2. How do you feel about aging?

How has... read more »
May 13, 2015
by Carolyn Hobbs

1. Cultivate the Art of Curiosity

Ask yourself several times a day, “How am I reacting now?” The instant you ask, you witness rather than stay lost in the reaction. Follow up with “How am I and loved ones suffering by my reaction?” During your commute to work, exercise routine, or...

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1. Cultivate the Art of Curiosity

Ask yourself...

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