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October 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Use your own problems to remember that others have problems too.”—Kathleen McDonald, Awakening the Kind Heart

“Use your own problems to remember that others have problems too.”—Kathleen McDonald, ...

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October 15, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe

There is so much happening in the Buddhist, meditation, and mindfulness communities, and we want to make sure you know about it! Here’s the latest from the online community.

The Buddhist Peace Fellowship explores: what is nonviolence? How Much is an Opinion Really Worth? When do our opinions... read more »

There is so much happening in the Buddhist, meditation, and mindfulness communities, and we want...

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October 15, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The temptation is to conclude that perhaps meditation is alright for some but dead wrong for you. In my case, meditation started out painful and tedious beyond words. Extremely convincing arguments for giving up before you have even started will almost certainly occur to you—don’t listen to them.”—Tom Chetwynd, Zen and the...

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“The temptation is to conclude that perhaps meditation is alright for some but dead wrong for...

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October 15, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “The Happiness Visible in This Present Life.”—Editor’s note

Is it the case, as some scholars hold, that the Buddha’s original message was exclusively one of world-transcending liberation, with little relevance for people stuck in the routines of...

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This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “The Happiness Visible in...

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October 14, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Once I’d achieved my goal I had to admit to myself it wasn’t what I expected and that it did not in fact make everything perfect. And this will happen to anyone who attains any kind of “success” no matter how it is defined—even if success is defined as complete, unsurpassed, perfect enlightenment. You will discover upon reaching...

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“Once I’d achieved my goal I had to admit to myself it wasn’t what I expected and that it did...

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October 14, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today’s morsel comes from Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English, a manual for beginning a meditation practice by Bob Sharples. Here Sharples explains how to make a realistic first step towards a practice.

Making a Start with Meditation and Relaxation

Some...

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Today’s morsel comes from Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English, a manual for...

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