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December 3, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
What’s Noble about the Four Noble Truths? At Tricycle, Thanissaro Bhikkhu reflects on the doctrine that brings ordinary people to noble attainment What I Learned While Writing Focus - at Mindful, Daniel Goleman shares a few key things he learned while writing his new book... read more »
December 3, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“I’m thankful for being given the opportunity to love and be loved by others, and to express that love through service. The little good I do in this world is, truly, the least I can do in return, but it is what I can do.”—Jeff Wilson, Buddhism of the Heart

“I’m thankful for being given the opportunity to love and be loved by others, and to express...

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December 2, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
“Mindfulness or Mindlessness?” - Danny Fisher shares his reaction to Robert H. Sharf's talk on the subject. As the days get shorter for some of us this winter, The Zennist reflects on twilight. Dr. Valerie Mason-John shares her TedX talk on lovingkindness at Wildmind Buddhist Meditation. We're a little late with... read more »
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December 2, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

 

“What is the use of a well if water is all around? If the root of thirst is cut, what can one go and search for?” —from Divine Stories

 

“What is the use of a well if water is all around? If the root of thirst is cut, what...

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December 2, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today's Mindful Morsel comes from Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond. In this book, Ajahn Brahm (a self-described meditation junkie) shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas—a core part of the Buddha’s original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an...

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Today's Mindful Morsel comes from Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond....

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November 29, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Open your heart to your suffering. If you’re feeling that family and friends could be helping more but aren’t, take compassionate action toward yourself by immediately making contact with them. Often people are just waiting to be asked to help but won’t make that first contact.”—Toni Bernhard, How to Be Sick

“Open your heart to your suffering. If you’re feeling that family and friends could be helping...

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