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Posts for Suffering

"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.

"Suffering Zen" by Susan Moon

2010 June 03

"Buddhist teachings are about suffering and the end of suffering, and Zen Buddhism, in particular, emphasizes sitting still in the midst of your suffering and just letting go," writes Susan Moon. But there are times when "letting go" can feel like an impossible task.

"Consumption, Well-Being and Awareness" by Daniel Barbezat

2010 April 12

Want to improve the global economy? Start small: examine your own habits. Why do you want what you think you want? This is an essential step on the path to well-being and satisfaction.

"The Fourth Noble Truth: Suffering As A Resource" by Reginald Ray

2010 April 05

When we take our suffering seriously, contemplating it and experiencing it fully, fundamental transformation can occur.

"Apple" by Calvin Malone

2010 March 30

Every part of every day offers an open invitation for quiet reflection and mindful awareness.

"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.

Jane Hirshfield: "Leaving the Palace"

2010 March 16

"There is no knowledge won without sacrifice and this is one of the hard truths of human existence; in order to gain anything you must first lose everything."

"To Touch Enlightenment With the Body" by Reginald Ray

2010 March 11

A close examination of physical pain and suffering can be a gateway to greater spiritual understanding.

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."

"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.

"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.

 

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