Posts for Mind

"Dealing With Anger" by Lama Surya Das

2010 June 03

Anger is easily misunderstood in Buddhist practice: it's not uncommon to (unhealthily) attempt to suppress it, or to overlook its potential usefulness. Lama Surya Das describes a brief practice to help change our reaction to anger.

"Impossible Choices: Thinking About Mental Health Issues From a Buddhist Perspective" by Maia Duerr

2010 May 03

Mental illness is no longer an individual matter, a case of one person’s psyche gone awry, but rather it sits in the context of our society and culture.

"A Glimpse" by Joseph Bengivenni

2010 April 29

A Korean Buddhist story of a monk's near-death experience relates how important it is to cultivate mindfulness and make the most of your precious life.

"Falling Off a Horse With Mindfulness" by Deborah Schoeberlein

2010 March 31

The practice of mindfulness meditation can help us cope with the unexpected events life throws at us.

"My Favorite Sutra" by Shane Hennesey

2010 March 19

Get up, pay attention, keep practicing, and keep moving into the fullness of life even when life feels frightening, uncertain or groundless.

"Empathy and Compassion in Buddhism and Neuroscience" by Alfred W. Kaszniak

2010 March 17

The Buddhist view of empathy, compassion and self-identity seems to be supported by recent neurophysiologic research.

"Mindfulness in 2 Minutes" by Chade-Meng Tan

2010 March 17

To "just be" is simultaneously the most ordinary and the most precious experience in life.

"Practicing in Daily Life" by Joseph Goldstein

2010 March 10

We need to create a rhythm in our lives, establishing a balance between times when we are active in the world and times when we turn inward.

Mark Epstein: “Beyond Ordinary Happiness”

2010 March 09

"This world does not have to be a painful place, but it’s up to each one of us to turn ourselves into a Buddha."

The Dalai Lama: "On Buddha Nature"

2010 March 09

"Future, everything depends on your own shoulder. Buddha’s responsibility is just to show the path, that’s all."

"If the Buddha Used Twitter" by Soren Gordhamer

2010 March 07

The Buddha said, "Better than a thousand senseless verses is one that brings the hearer peace." What might he have said about Twitter?

"Sky-Gazing Meditation" By Lama Surya Das

2010 March 01

Lama Surya presents a path to accessing the sky-like nature of the Buddha Mind.

"Meditation: Receiving the Healing, Liberating Power of Love" by John Makransky

2010 March 01

We all possess a tremendous capacity for love, compassion and wisdom. This meditation practice will help you gently relax into the open, loving nature of your mind.

"Being Alone" by Barry Magid

2010 March 01

It’s important to remember that we all share common problems and difficulties, even when we feel as though nobody can relate to our particular situation.

"I Don’t Know" by Lin Jensen

2010 January 20

Don’t worry about having the right answer to all of life’s questions.


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