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Mindful Living

February 14, 2019
by Alexandra Makkonen

Have you ever seen someone laughing in the rain? Or someone stoop-shouldered, shuffling along on a green and sunny day? Perhaps in a time of crisis you’ve seen someone respond...

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Have you ever seen someone laughing in the rain? Or someone stoop-shouldered,...

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January 31, 2019
by Alexandra Makkonen

The ways to speak about the Buddha’s teachings are countless. Naturally, we teachers tend to teach what has helped us the most throughout our own lives. The path that the...

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The ways to speak about the Buddha’s teachings are countless. Naturally, we teachers...

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October 31, 2018
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 Ethics, as we understand it, seems to be more directly related to human intelligence, our experiences of pleasure and pain, and our long-term future interests.

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 Ethics, as we understand it, seems to be more directly related to human intelligence...

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October 30, 2018
by Christopher Ives
Ideally, my focus is not on how close I'm getting to my destination up the trail but on how close I'm getting to what's around me.

The simple act of being fully in a...

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April 19, 2018
by Miguel Chen
Many spiritual practices lead us to ask this question, but it’s not easy to answer. 

Well, I guess it is easy to answer...it’s just not easy to answer well. 

You might...

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Many spiritual practices lead us to ask this question, but it’s not easy to answer. 

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December 6, 2017
by The Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
True Connectivity

We are living in a paradoxical moment. We are technically more connected than at any other point in history, but our technological...

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True Connectivity

We are living in a paradoxical moment. We are...

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November 22, 2017
by Josh Korda

Taking authentic risks and making authentic choices can be terrifying—how can we put this fear of change into perspective?

The Drudgery of Daily Life

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Taking authentic risks and making authentic choices can be terrifying—how can...

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November 8, 2017
by Holly Gayley

I pay homage to the benevolent root guru.

Generally, as the basis for practicing the sublime Dharma, there are two approaches: that of the householder...

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I pay homage to the benevolent root guru.

Generally, as the...

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November 1, 2017
by Ajahn Brahm
Beauty and the Breath

Q: Can you please explain how to make the breath beautiful, how to get to that sustained attention on the breath that is natural and...

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Beauty and the Breath

Q: Can you please explain how to make the...

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October 25, 2017
by Larry Yang

Not finding a spiritual community within which to root myself, for many years I practiced meditation on my own, and I read books and tried to learn meditation from recorded...

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Not finding a spiritual community within which to root myself, for many years I...

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