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Quirkyalone

From Linda Modaro It’s really a word, in the Urban Dictionary. Although it pertains to being (or not being) in a relationship, I think we could ‘take it up’ as a meditator’s word and add it to Nelly’s Glossary. How would you define it?

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Analysis of ‘That’s Taboo’

by Linda Modaro My contribution to the eJournal was three ‘guided’ meditations which I created based on the practice of Reflective Meditation. In That’s Taboo I present our meditation instructions as “Our story is that we want to hear your story.” Not your typical meditation instruction, eh? We want you to sit with your stories … read on

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Anatta

By Nelly Kaufer The topic of anatta is a difficult topic to talk about without creating misconceptions or reducing meaning. The common translation of anatta as “no self” is misleading. Although a mouthful, let’s consider anatta as “no enduring, unchanging self.” Our sense of self, who we are, is fluid. It changes over time and … read on

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Receptive Listening

My contribution to the eJournal was three ‘guided’ meditations which I created based on the practice of Reflective Meditation. In That’s Taboo I present our meditation instructions as “Our story is that we want to hear your story.” Not your typical meditation instruction, eh? Link to full article

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LOVE

from Linda Modaro I stopped using the word when I started studying Buddhism. Not because anyone told me to explicitly, but because it seemed to belong to Christianity, my religion of birth (Jesus said it and that meeting is down the hall!). So, I adapted to the language of the Buddha and spoke of compassion, loving-kindness, sympathetic joy, … read on

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2017 July Reflections

by Linda Modaro Like awareness, a photograph can catch a moment in time, say a thousand words, and express a mixture of mood and feeling.  The view co-mingles with clarity, shadows, and other unknown elements. Full Article

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Interview with David Barash: Buddhism and Biology

By Josh Summers As part of my ongoing conversation series for www.meaningoflife.tv, I’ve had the great pleasure to connect with David Barash, professor emeritus of psychology – specifically evolutionary psychology – at the University of Washington. In this conversation, David unpacks the convergences and divergences between Buddhist views of the world and those of a … read on

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Sitting Together (a book preview from Wisdom Pubs, Inc.)

By Sumi Loundon Kim I once asked a university psychologist which undergraduates survived crisis better, be it the onset of debilitating depression, addiction, a car accident, or death in the family: those who’d grown up with a spiritual path, or those who didn’t? Without hesitation he said that students with a spiritually grounded childhood, whether … read on

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Self Improvement

By Janet Keyes We like to think that because we have learned to know our various mind states we ought to be able to order up our preferred ones, like on Amazon We think self-awareness should reduce envy or that if we are really good meditators, we won’t feel the sting of envy at all, … read on

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Unraveling the Fabric of Prejudice

By Steele Bennett There are different types of suffering in the world. There is the suffering we cause ourselves through craving, hate and delusion, that we need to wake up from. And there is the suffering that comes from life’s catastrophes, which cannot be stopped, though we can perhaps lessen the suffering they cause. And … read on