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January 13, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

Today's Mindful Morsel comes from A Song for the King: Sahara on Mahamudra Meditation by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Mahamudra is the basic meditation practice for many Tibetan Buddhists, particularly of the Kagyu tradition. It is particularly adaptable for modern people, since it involves no rituals and can be...

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Today's Mindful Morsel comes from A Song for the King: Sahara on Mahamudra...

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January 10, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Our thoughts and prayers go to the residents of Seda Larung Wuming after a fire destroyed a dozen buildings there. Do you recite a Gatha? The IDP Blog considers it the best kept secret of Buddhism. Some of us caught the reference to Buddhism on ABC's The Middle - looks like Elephant Journal did as well!... read more »
Our thoughts and prayers go to the residents of Seda Larung Wuming after a... read more »
January 9, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Chögyam Trungpa on “giving up your uptightness” (via Shambhala Sunspace) Herbie Hancock named professor of poetry at Harvard university. Jazz legend will give lectures on “the wisdom of Miles Davis” and “Buddhism and creativity” during two-month tenure. (via The Guardian) Looking... read more »
January 8, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Feeling stressed now that the holidays (and time off) are over? Sharon Salzberg has the secret to finding happiness at the Huffington Post. In addition, About.com is sharing how to work with your worry. Dosho Port is home due to the extreme cold, but not a cold, has some thoughts on sickness. Master Hsing... read more »
Feeling stressed now that the holidays (and time off) are over? Sharon Salzberg has the secret to... read more »
January 8, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Praise and Prayer to Noble Avalokiteśvara Bringing Forth the Rains of Happiness and Well-Being

Homage to Ārya Lokeśvara The compassion of all the conquering buddhas of the ten directions, numbering as many as the atoms of the countless worlds, as deep as an ocean and attached, completely attached, to...

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Praise and Prayer to Noble Avalokiteśvara Bringing Forth the Rains of Happiness... read more »
January 7, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Dharma Connect: Meditation as Good as Medication for Mild Anxiety, Depression - A new study by Johns Hopkins University finds the 30 minutes of mindfulness meditation a day may relieve mild anxiety and depression -- as effectively as medication. (via the Interdependence Project) Dharma &... read more »

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