Featured Articles and Journals: Attachment

April 14, 2014
I've been watching the free online course on Buddhism and Modern Psychology by Princeton professor Robert Wright (available here).
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February 14, 2014
Even a fleeting thought of him made every other aspect of my life seem somehow lighter, more meaningful, and more manageable. An overwhelming well of emotions arose within my heart whenever I’d recall the raspy quality of his voice, the dimple that...
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August 3, 2013
Metta, the first of the Buddha's Four Immeasurable Qualities, is a Pali word generally translated as lovingkindness (or loving-kindness). Why isn't it just love? What's kindness got to do with it?
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March 18, 2013
I have had many people come in talking about ego lately. It got me thinking. All problems arise from the sense of limited fearful separation -- what we call 'ego.' I started contemplating this daily on my morning walks. I examined my fearful...
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October 25, 2012
In Seattle, the seasons begin and end abruptly. It was rainy and cold through June and then one day - right around the fourth of July -  Bam! The sun came out and stayed out through early October, when Swoosh - the clouds and rain returned. The...
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June 11, 2012
by Kimberly Brown (follow me on Twitter) "People with opinions just go around bothering each other."  (Attributed to The Buddha)These days, it seems like everyone has an opinion, everyone is expected to share their opinion, and everyone must...
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April 30, 2012
by Kimberly Brown (follow Kim on Twitter) If you're anything like me, you probably think the opposite of clinging is indifference.  If I don't care, then I'm not attached, right?   Wrong.  From a Buddhist perspective, the...
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March 26, 2012
I have a friend who hates his job because it’s extremely stressful. Whenever he’s having a particularly bad day, he fantasizes about winning millions of dollars so he can leave his job and be happy. So during his lunch break he’ll go to the corner...
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August 20, 2011
This week my younger child headed back to school, bringing home the impermanence of summer
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July 28, 2011
Sometimes I feel the... need (dammit, I was hoping to avoid that word, you’ll understand in a minute) to go back to basics in my practice. Why? Because I often get stuck on something very simple. If the path to happiness is to let go of...
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July 24, 2011
We will suffer in our relationships when we forget that we will suffer in our relationships. The more comfortable we become with the ever-changing nature of our reality (and relationships), the less we’ll struggle and suffer when the next...
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July 18, 2011
Being good enough is a practice, one that combines lots of Buddhist skills: patience, acceptance, loving kindness, appreciation, generosity. It requires nonjudgmental, kind, present-moment awareness.  
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July 2, 2011
The things you want to say speak volumes when you can’t say them.
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May 27, 2011
One of the most vivid metaphors for the human condition that I've come across since joining the Interdependence Project is that of the Hungry Ghost. These Tibetan deities are not fully alive and crave food to fill their enormous bloated...
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by Lani
October 26, 2010
I'm a Facebook fan of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Admittedly, when I first "liked" him, I did it because 1) my feed was constantly being updated with Buddhist friends I admire "liking" him 2) I love his face. No. Seriously. I...
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