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December 2013

December 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

In the spirit of Wisdom’s Winter Call for Submissions on “Retreat,” we’re thrilled to share this inspiring video from our friends at the Garrison Institute in New York. The video celebrates the Institute’s ten-year anniversary and beautifully conveys the inspiration behind their commitment to cultivating a contemplative practice...

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December 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The truly religious life liberates a finite, relative being to become a “rare and excellent person” naturally and spontaneously. As imperfect humans, we are bound by our karmic limitations, but that poses no hindrance for reflecting the boundless life and light of the Buddha. It is not the case that everything that karmic evil...

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“The truly religious life liberates a finite, relative being to become a “rare and excellent...

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December 12, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
News about the Buddhist shrine recently discovered - it may not be quite what we think. Tricycle has more. If you're in New York City early next year, be sure to head to Tibet House to see their upcoming exhibit, "Mandala: Locus of Thought." If you can't make it, Shambhala SunSpace has a sneak peak of some of the... read more »
News about the Buddhist shrine recently discovered - it may not be quite what we think.... read more »
December 12, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“If you want enlightenment, abandon to its depths all ordinary attachment to deeds and behavior, principles and obligations, opinions and interpretations; be as before the birth of your mother and father, separate from all external phenomena, neither sinking into internal quiet nor settling in the void.”—Bassui, Mud and Water...

“If you want enlightenment, abandon to its depths all ordinary attachment to deeds and behavior...

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December 11, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Using Mindfulness to Create Real Happiness at Work - WorkLifeNation blogger and Forbes contributor Judy Martin recently interviewed Sharon Salzberg on the connections among mindfulness, workplace performance and the new world of work.  Is being happy at work still an elusive dream, or a viable journey? Here are some... read more »
December 11, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

"It is crucial to know when it is appropriate to withdraw our attention from things that disturb our mind. However, if the only way we know how to deal with certain objects is to avoid them, there will be a severe limit as to how far our spiritual practice can take us."--Lama Thubten Yeshe, Introduction to Tantra

"It is crucial to know when it is appropriate to withdraw our attention from things that disturb...

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