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September 23, 2015
by Arnie Kozak

Excerpt from Mindfulness A to Z: 108 Insights for Awakening Now by Arnie Kozak.

When I was a young child in the mid-1960s, I was a precocious mover. When I was as young as three weeks, my mother reports that I would flip over on my own. When she reported this behavior to the pediatrician he...

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September 16, 2015
by Toni Bernhard

I used to spend my limited energy going over and over my grievances about how some of the people in my life treated me. “She never asks how I’m doing.” “He never acknowledges my limitations.” “She’s never asked me to explain my illness.” Then one day I realized that the true source of my unhappiness wasn’t what they were saying...

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I used to spend my limited energy going over and over my grievances about how some of the people...

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September 2, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

Excerpt from Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying: An Exploration of Consciousness with the Dalai Lama. This passage is a section from a talk given by the Dalai Lama. 

 “In order to train in the path that would allow us to transform death, the intermediate state, and rebirth, we have to practice on three...

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August 26, 2015
by Gerry Stribling

Excerpt from Buddhism for Dudes by Gerry “Strib” Stribling.

The Buddhist guide to successful living is called the Noble Eightfold Path.  It’s the blueprint for a proper life, humankind’s user’s manual. It’s what you’re supposed  to do. All eight list out as follows:

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August 19, 2015
by Anita Feng

Excerpt from Sid by Anita Feng.

KAPILAVASTU The Himalayan foothills, Nepal, 5th c. BCE

Ask anyone and they will tell you that Kapilavastu is built out of a fragment of sky mixed with a bit of Tusita heaven. The city walls spread thick like clouds of buttery light, and...

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August 12, 2015
by Bhante Gunaratana

Excerpt from the “Overcoming the Hindrances” section of Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana.

Sloth and Torpor

Symptoms: Sloth and torpor is the traditional description given to all ...

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