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Excerpt from MindScience: An East-West Dialogue by the Dalai Lama, Dan Goleman, et al.
I would like to explain briefly the basic Buddhist concept of mind and some of the techniques employed in Buddhism for training the mind. The primary aim of these techniques is the attainment of...read more »
Excerpt from How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness by Toni Bernhard.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. —e. e. cummings
Before I became a member of the community of the chronically ill, I thought that young people—at least through their thirties—were either...read more »
Excerpt from An Intelligent Life by Koitsu Yokoyama.
I have proposed that we lead a life with a great aim founded on altruistic will. What do I mean by “aim?” An aim is the grand goal that we keep in our sights as we work slowly toward it, without being distracted. When climbing a...read more »
Excerpt from Mindfulness A to Z: 108 Insights for Awakening Now by Arnie Kozak.
When I was a young child in the mid-1960s, I was a precocious mover. When I was as young as three weeks, my mother reports that I would flip over on my own. When she reported this behavior to the pediatrician he...read more »
I used to spend my limited energy going over and over my grievances about how some of the people in my life treated me. “She never asks how I’m doing.” “He never acknowledges my limitations.” “She’s never asked me to explain my illness.” Then one day I realized that the true source of my unhappiness wasn’t what they were saying...read more »
I used to spend my limited energy going over and over my grievances about how some of the people...read more »
Excerpt from Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying: An Exploration of Consciousness with the Dalai Lama. This passage is a section from a talk given by the Dalai Lama.
“In order to train in the path that would allow us to transform death, the intermediate state, and rebirth, we have to practice on three...read more »