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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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May 4, 2015
by Matthew Bortolin

May the Fourth be with you! Fresh off of the galaxy's biggest party (Star Wars Celebration Anaheim), I am once again amazed at the unifying power of George Lucas' cinematic creation. I cannot explain the comradery, the profound sense of connection, and the shared joy I felt watching the premiere of The Force Awakens’ second...

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May the Fourth be with you! Fresh off of the galaxy's biggest party (Star Wars Celebration...

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April 29, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

This new illustrated book from Wisdom teaches anger management for children. When the Anger Ogre Visits gives children symbolic and concrete guidance about how to deal with anger as a natural part of their inner lives. Rather than squelching anger or pushing it away, the book invites children to sit with and observe...

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This new illustrated book from Wisdom teaches anger management for children. ...

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April 29, 2015
by Jampa Ludrup

When I became Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s attendant back in 1997 I was very surprised to discover his keen interest in feng shui. It is not Buddhist but comes from the Taoist philosophy. And it is not taught by Tibetan Lamas - indeed, they mostly regard it with skepticism or even disdain. There are only one or two Tibetan texts on the...

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When I became Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s attendant back in 1997 I was very surprised to discover his...

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April 15, 2015
by Jean Smith

1. First, we must realize that it’s not the events and conditions in our life that make us happy or unhappy but rather how we relate to them. An old bumper sticker said: “Shit Happens.” Wrong: “Life Happens,” to all of us. When we acknowledge that how we relate to what happens to us...

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1. First, we must realize that it’s not the events and conditions in our life...

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April 7, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

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 see how we are living every...

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Time is always moving forward. With each passing moment, beginning from the instant...

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