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December 9, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“With the destruction of all acquisitions The Awakened One sleeps: “Why should this concern you, Mara?” Then Mara the Evil One, realizing, “The Blessed One knows me, the Fortunate One knows me,” sad and disappointed, disappeared right there.”—The Connected Discourses of the Buddha

“With the destruction of all acquisitions The Awakened One sleeps: “Why should this concern you...

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December 6, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Individuals and organizations across the globe are paying tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, including Shambhala Sun, American Buddhist Perspective, and The Endless Further. About.com is looking at how to be a mindful parent in a world of helicoptering. Rick Hanson has a new post at Wildmind... read more »
Individuals and organizations across the globe are paying tribute to the late Nelson Mandela,... read more »
December 6, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“No matter how wise and compassionate our teachers may be, they cannot walk the path for us.”—David Loy and Linda Goodhew, The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons

“No matter how wise and compassionate our teachers may be, they cannot walk the path for us.”—...

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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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