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December 20, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“It’s not enough just to sit down and then, with a totally mundane motivation, proceed into meditation. Rather, among the possibilities of having a virtuous, nonvirtuous, or ethically neutral motivation, it is necessary to bring forth a virtuous motivation, specifically the spirit of awakening for the sake of all sentient beings...

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“It’s not enough just to sit down and then, with a totally mundane motivation, proceed into...

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December 19, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Lifehacker on How to Manage Holiday and Family Stress with Mindfulness Wildmind: Some of your “distractions” are not distractions. Do you get distracted during meditation practice? If so, ask yourself--distracted from what? Everything can be practice. Sweeping Zen seeks the facts behind the... read more »
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December 19, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Difficult people can teach us patience. If we are sincere about working on ourselves—decreasing our ego, anger, and other delusions, and increasing patience, love, and other positive qualities—then someone who arouses our anger is like a teacher, giving us a chance to learn that we still have a lot of work to do. Think of a time...

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“Difficult people can teach us patience. If we are sincere about working on ourselves—decreasing...

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December 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Jack Kornfield sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss how he found the Buddhist path and how we can all grow our spiritual practice. Shambhala SunSpace shares Gina Sharpe's essay on joyful giving - just in time for the holidays! James Ishmael Ford writes "A Few Words on Going on a Zen Retreat" for UU World. The... read more »
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December 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Although everyone can dream, not all dreams are significant; and some dreams—those that suggest the presence of other realms—need to be understood and incorporated into waking reality.”—Serinity Young, Dreaming in the Lotus

“Although everyone can dream, not all dreams are significant; and some dreams—those that suggest...

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December 17, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Beatriz Cuartas, a student at George Mason University, has developed a new mindfulness app, WellBe, that provides “an easy way to train users in mindfulness practices. That includes sitting, walking, deep relaxation and even eating.” The Heart of Generosity - Buddhist teacher Gina Sharpe on joyful... read more »
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