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June 13, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Healing Meditation 2 | Mind is Also Changing   As we watch the changing nature of our experiences, we notice that the mind does not remain static when it becomes aware of the changes in conditioned things. We discover that the mind also changes when it notices changes in other things. In other words, our awareness of impermanence is... read more »
Healing Meditation 2 | Mind is Also Changing   As we watch the changing nature of our experiences,... read more »
June 12, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Only the Occasional Brothel - The “unconstrained conduct” of Zen is more literary trope than pervasive practice. (Via Tricycle) George Takei to address “Being Gay, Being Buddhist” seminar - George Takei–yes, that George Takei: Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu, social activist, daily humor dispenser to... read more »
June 11, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“The Buddha could accomplish the enlightened mind because its very nature was already there. That is why buddhahood—enlightenment—is possible. If there were no such nature or potential, it would be impossible.”        - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Imagine All The People

 

“The Buddha could accomplish the enlightened mind because its very nature was already...

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June 10, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

For Meditations Illustrated this week, Mike Medaglia illustrates this quote from Picasso that reveals the profound importance of just showing up.

June 9, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Mindfulness isn't gendered, but Elisha Goldstein sees more women drawn to the practice than men. He gives five reasons men should begin practicing at PsychCentral. Lovingkindness is not just for others. Sharon Salzberg explains how to practice it for yourself as well. “Is Buddhism a Social... read more »
Mindfulness isn't gendered, but Elisha Goldstein sees more women drawn to the practice than men. He... read more »
June 9, 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 Toni Bernhard's How to Be Sick. Toni became chronically ill while a university law professor in the prime of her career. She had been a longtime meditator, going on long...

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

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