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November 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Disillusionment is always painful—but it can be deeply valuable as well. Disillusionment is, after all, our growing out of illusion and into reality—i.e., how things are versus how we wish or imagine them to be. To a large degree, becoming disillusioned equals growing up.”—Scott Edelstein, Sex and the Spiritual Teacher...

“Disillusionment is always painful—but it can be deeply valuable as well. Disillusionment is,...

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November 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind by B. Alan Wallace. In this book, Wallace explores a systematic path of meditation to deepen our capacity for deep concentration. This selection explores loving-kindness and ends with a meditation excercise to help us seek...

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This week's morsel comes from The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the...

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November 22, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The most profound and effective way to overcome sloth and torpor is to stop fighting your mind. Stop trying to change things and instead let things be. Make peace, not war, with sloth and torpor. Then your mental energy will be freed to flow into the knower, and your sloth and torpor will naturally disappear.”—Ajahn Brahm, ...

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“The most profound and effective way to overcome sloth and torpor is to stop fighting your mind...

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November 22, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's text gives a list of eight causes and conditions for obtaining “the wisdom fundamental to the spiritual life” and for bringing such wisdom to maturity. Of particular interest is the fifth condition, which not only emphasizes the contribution that study of the Dhamma makes to the development of wisdom but also...

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Today's text gives a list of eight causes and conditions for obtaining “the wisdom...

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November 22, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Elephant Journal has five tips for mindful holiday consumption. Jade Mountains reflects on how caring for plants is a special opportunity to cultivate tender kindness in ourselves. Wildmind on the powerful practice of “looking with loving eyes.”  Daily Cup of Yoga explores ... read more »
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November 21, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
“Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows to Unleash Tranquility on West” - As featured on Tricycle, the satirical newssource The Onion recently “ran an article poking fun at Buddhism’s stereotype of passivity. Under the headline ‘Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West,’ the article breaks... read more »

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