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June 11, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“The Buddha could accomplish the enlightened mind because its very nature was already there. That is why buddhahood—enlightenment—is possible. If there were no such nature or potential, it would be impossible.”        - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Imagine All The People

 

“The Buddha could accomplish the enlightened mind because its very nature was already...

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June 10, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

For Meditations Illustrated this week, Mike Medaglia illustrates this quote from Picasso that reveals the profound importance of just showing up.

June 9, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Mindfulness isn't gendered, but Elisha Goldstein sees more women drawn to the practice than men. He gives five reasons men should begin practicing at PsychCentral. Lovingkindness is not just for others. Sharon Salzberg explains how to practice it for yourself as well. “Is Buddhism a Social... read more »
Mindfulness isn't gendered, but Elisha Goldstein sees more women drawn to the practice than men. He... read more »
June 9, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This month, our morsels will be focusing on healing, in honor of Bhante Gunaratana's new book, Meditation on Perception. Today's morsel comes from Toni Bernhard's How to Be Sick. Toni became chronically ill while a university law professor in the prime of her career. She had been a longtime meditator, going on long...

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This month, our morsels will be focusing on healing, in honor of Bhante Gunaratana's new...

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June 6, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Buddhism is growing in the US! A new Washington Post survey finds that Buddhism is the second most popular religion in thirteen states (following Christianity). Buddhist Peace Fellowship looks at what manufactured impermanence means for Buddhists. Tricycle... read more »
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June 6, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

Each week we will be posting a healing meditation from Bhante Gunaratana’s new book Meditation on Perception. This week the first healing meditation is on impermanence. Here is how we can practice this first healing meditation on the impermanent nature of the aggregates: 1. Begin each meditation by practicing mindfulness...

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Each week we will be posting a healing meditation from Bhante Gunaratana’s new book ...

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