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November 11, 2015
by Matthew Bortolin

In April 2015 I attended the galaxy’s biggest party (Star Wars Celebration Anaheim), and was once again amazed at the unifying power of George Lucas’s cinematic creation. I cannot explain the comradery, the profound sense of connection, and the shared joy I felt watching the premiere of the second trailer for The Force...

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In April 2015 I attended the galaxy’s biggest party (Star Wars Celebration Anaheim), and was ...

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November 2, 2015
by Deborah Schoeberlein David

Excerpt from Living Mindfully by Deborah Schoeberlein David.

Many of us live at the mercy of our emotions. Daily life provides all sorts of opportunities for them to rise up and take over our experience. Most of us perceive our emotions as essential to our identity; ...

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October 21, 2015
by David R. Loy

From A New Buddhist Path by David Loy.

Nonattachment is, of course, what we are practicing when we meditate. That is why meditation is such an important part of the Buddhist path. Because the self is composed of mostly habitual ways of thinking, feeling, acting, reacting, and so forth, it means that when I “let go...

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October 14, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

Excerpt from MindScience: An East-West Dialogue by the Dalai Lama, Dan Goleman, et al.

I would like to explain briefly the basic Buddhist concept of mind and some of the techniques employed in Buddhism for training the mind. The primary aim of these techniques is the attainment of...

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October 7, 2015
by Toni Bernhard

Excerpt from How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness by Toni Bernhard.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. —e. e. cummings

Before I became a member of the community of the chronically ill, I thought that young people—at least through their thirties—were either...

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September 30, 2015
by Koitsu Yokoyama

Excerpt from An Intelligent Life by Koitsu Yokoyama.

I have proposed that we lead a life with a great aim founded on altruistic will. What do I mean by “aim?” An aim is the grand goal that we keep in our sights as we work slowly toward it, without being distracted. When climbing a...

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