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December 2013

December 6, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

December is a time for cooking and baking, but sometimes that can lead to stress. What if we could use our time in the kitchen as a way to practice mindfulness, rather than a way to cultivate anxiety? Luckily, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has much-needed advice on the matter. In June he spoke to the cooks of Tushita Meditation Centre in...

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December is a time for cooking and baking, but sometimes that can lead to stress. What if we...

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December 5, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
In Buddhist practice (as in much of life), it’s easy to get caught up in comparing our insides to everyone else’s outsides. Stop comparing, writes Tiny Buddha. No one can do a better job of being you. A recent study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, reveals that gene expression changes with... read more »
In Buddhist practice (as in much of life), it’s easy to get caught up in comparing our insides to... read more »
December 5, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“In short, whatever I may do throughout my activities, I ask, “What is my mind doing?” Thus, it is the practice of bodhisattvas to accomplish the benefit of others with continuous mindfulness and conscientiousness.”—Gyalse Togme in Uniting Wisdom and Compassion

“In short, whatever I may do throughout my activities, I ask, “What is my mind doing?” Thus, it...

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December 4, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Susan Piver has a new podcast on the basics of Buddhism. The Buddhist Geeks Conference registration is now open! More info at Shambhala SunSpace and BuddhistGeeks. Cherie Langlois finds and shares the beauty in mindful walking. The Zennist chastises western Buddhists for ignoring the mystical. Do you agree... read more »
December 4, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“All the faults of our mind—our selfishness, ignorance, anger, attachment, guilt, and other disturbing thoughts—are temporary, not permanent and everlasting. And since the cause of our suffering—our disturbing thoughts and obscurations—is temporary, our suffering is also temporary.”—Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Ultimate Healing...

“All the faults of our mind—our selfishness, ignorance, anger, attachment, guilt, and other...

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December 3, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
What’s Noble about the Four Noble Truths? At Tricycle, Thanissaro Bhikkhu reflects on the doctrine that brings ordinary people to noble attainment What I Learned While Writing Focus - at Mindful, Daniel Goleman shares a few key things he learned while writing his new book... read more »

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