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BELIEVE NOTHING: 10 teachings from the Kalama Sutta to defend against intellectual dependence

BELIEVE NOTHING: 10 teachings from the Kalama Sutta to defend against intellectual dependence

All people in the world, including the Thai people, are now in the same situation as were the Kalama people of Kesaputtanigama,...
July 5, 2013 × 0 comments

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A MINDFUL NATION:  Rep. Tim Ryan relates his experience with mindfulness practice and how to realign the mind with the heart

A MINDFUL NATION: Rep. Tim Ryan relates his experience with mindfulness practice and how to realign the mind with the heart

It was cold and grey outside as I walked by the bottom of an imposing mountain. It felt as though fall had turned into winter in...
February 27, 2013 × 1 comment

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WHAT’S YOUR YES?: Transform compassion fatigue by committing to the positive

WHAT’S YOUR YES?: Transform compassion fatigue by committing to the positive

In my fairly inward life as an artist, I’m pleasantly surprised by the many forms which my “teachers” assume. Sages appear...
January 22, 2013 × 3 comments

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ENGAGED BUDDHISM IN INDIA: A conversation with Ven. Sanghasena

ENGAGED BUDDHISM IN INDIA: A conversation with Ven. Sanghasena

The Mahabodhi International Meditation Center stands out as a model of socially engaged Buddhism in India. Perched high in the...
July 9, 2012 × 1 comment

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SPIRITUAL GOVERNMENT: Human consciousness and the true politician

SPIRITUAL GOVERNMENT: Human consciousness and the true politician

As if the year 2012 wasn’t already slated to be a milestone year in terms of economic turbulence, protest movements, climate...
April 7, 2012 × 0 comments

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SELF-IMMOLATION #8: Tibet’s nonviolent freedom movement grows desperate

SELF-IMMOLATION #8: Tibet’s nonviolent freedom movement grows desperate

Norbu Damdul, a 19-year-old former monk from Tibet, set himself ablaze yesterday in bold defiance of worsening Chinese oppression....
October 16, 2011 × 0 comments

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COUNCILS OF SAGES: Peace, reconciliation and listening deeply

COUNCILS OF SAGES: Peace, reconciliation and listening deeply

We need guidance from wise teachings to calm our deeply troubled minds. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh provides this (2005; 2002b): Calming...
November 17, 2008 × 0 comments