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"I Gots da Cling-ons!" By Shane Hennesey

2010 April 20

In Buddhism, clinging (or "attachment") can refer to our tendency to ignorantly pin our hopes for happiness on specific objects, ideas, outcomes, or other people. Shane Hennesey describes how meditation practice can curb our tendency to "cling".

"Cultivating Compassion: Meditation for Better Relationships" by Chade-Meng Tan

2010 April 08

There are at least two components to spiritual practice: Wisdom and Compassion. Associating with people, especially in difficult situations, helps us grow Compassion.

"Stupefaction" by Susan Piver

2010 April 02

Contemplative practice can reveal a kind of wisdom that transcends the conventional mind, and our relationships--whether personal and spiritual--are catalysts for self-understanding.

"Family Life as Practice" by John Makransky

2010 March 19

Buddhist “non-attachment” is sometimes misconstrued as “non-loving.” But in the Buddhist view, self-protective clinging prevents us from loving our families more unconditionally, powerfully, and enjoyably.

"The Chicken and the Duck" by Ajahn Brahm

2010 March 11

When you’re having an argument, pause and ask yourself which is more important: harmony and happiness, or being the “winner”?

"Buddhism and Relationships" by Susan Piver

2010 March 01

How do the Buddha’s teachings apply to love and intimacy? Susan Piver offers an interpretation.

 

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