Featured Articles and Journals: inspiration

March 5, 2015
I pride myself on being well-informed. I pride myself on having good taste. I judge myself so harshly and berate myself so aggressively that I'm left to wonder how this rigorous humility might serve me. Perhaps it saves me the trouble of taking on...
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September 5, 2013
Witnessing my teacher lead a class while crying, I am inspired by the self-compassion and bravery she displays in opening to us and proving what it means to be human.
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March 20, 2013
 Most of us consider listening a great virtue. We love having others listen to us with interest and care, and we hope to be good listeners ourselves. But for most of us, listening is hard. To listen well, we must become aware of the mental...
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February 22, 2013
Training in mindfulness can help us see how we add to, or create, our own drama in place of these extraordinarily ordinary experiences.
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September 3, 2012
After about five years of meditating like my life depended on it, I hit a wall. For the past two months, getting my butt on the cushion has been a struggle and a constant internal negotiation process. Summer felt good. Life felt good. Samsara...
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May 7, 2012
I learned a whole lot of things at the mostly silent 28 day meditation retreat called dathun
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October 24, 2011
Blessing (Sanskrit: adhiṣṭhāna, Tibetan: བྱིན་རླབས: byin-rlabs;) We usually think of blessings as good fortune bestowed on us by a higher power (God Bless You!), a special person like a priest or a rabbi, or sheer luck.  It's not...
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by Joren
September 29, 2011
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March 18, 2011
Mixed in with the disturbing images coming out of Japan is a flower seen by a woman in Tokyo as she walked home from work after the earth shook and the waters poured in. Yuka Saionji saw a little flower and thought, “all of us can now try to...
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