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July 2, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Is a mindfulness backlash brewing? The New York Times considers the possibility, but only gives a passing nod to its Buddhist roots. Rev. Danny Fisher has rounded up the latest from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa including an interview with the Telegraph and a public talk.... read more »
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July 2, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Adopting an attitude of universal responsibility is essentially a personal matter. The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we conduct ourselves in daily life.”     - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Imagine All The People

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June 30, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
James Ishmael Ford explains how to create a more peaceful mind in Shambhala SunSpace. If you need inspiration to create that peaceful mind, check out “A Day in the Life of Mindfulness.” Join Jonathan Watts for his lecture, “After Fukushima and the Promise of Buddhism in the Nuclear... read more »
James Ishmael Ford explains how to create a more peaceful mind in... read more »
June 30, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This month, our morsels will be focusing on healing, in honor of Bhante Gunaratana's new book, Meditation on Perception. Today's morsel comes from the collection The Arts of Contemplative Care. This watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care—from hospice and hospitals...

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This month, our morsels will be focusing on healing, in honor of Bhante Gunaratana's new...

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June 27, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Donald Lopez and Robert Buswell are nearing the end of their “Misconceptions about Buddhism” series with #9: Slow-Motion Satori. Shambhala Sun has a special article on insight meditation and how to practice it. Most of us could use a meditation by the time Friday comes around! Sharon... read more »
Donald Lopez and Robert Buswell are nearing the end of their “Misconceptions about Buddhism” series... read more »
June 26, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Slow-Motion Satori - The Zen tradition’s “sudden enlightenment” may not be so sudden after all. (Via Tricycle) A Mindful Texting App For When “LOL” Won’t Cut It - This app helps you navigate tense texts. (Via Mindful) Mindfulness for kids - Why we should be encouraging young people... read more »

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