Featured Articles and Journals: Dana

December 16, 2013
Many platitudes about the holidays focus on the joy of giving.  Of course, ideas become platitudes by being generally true or at least by being generally accepted as true.  As a parent, I gain a great deal of joy from watching my children...
Buddhism, Religion & Spirituality, Science & Technology     Link
December 13, 2013
Living far away from IDP I sometimes struggle with the idea of membership or donating to an organization that's so far away, knowing I can't participate in many of the events or programs. There's this common perception that 'charity begins at home...
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April 5, 2013
This is a love letter to everyone who has helped contribute in some way to my being able to go on a week-long meditation retreat at Karme Choling next week. I don't just mean the people who donated to my online effort to raise the funds...
Meditation Practice     Comment (1)     Link
March 6, 2013
Where am I not walking the walk?  Dr. Jeffrey Rubin posed this question in the first class of Spiritual Awakening NOT Spiritual Bypassing on Monday night, and inspired me to ask myself. Sometimes I focus on my successes; when my intention to...
Activism and Politics, Buddhism, Community News, Meditation Practice     Link
January 25, 2012
"What if...instead of creating another rule..Buffet and Obama got the ball rolling on economic equality by creating a “Pool” [of Capital] instead of a rule."
Activism and Politics     Link
December 19, 2011
The best remedy for poverty is generosity. Whenever I’m feeling closed, stingy or possessive, the easiest way for me to change that is to do the opposite of what I feel like doing: giving to someone else.  From our usual perspective...
Buddhism     Link
May 4, 2011
You should hear my internal monologue. It's pretty embarrassing, but it's entertaining, and it's all about me. Me, me, me. It's interesting how my opinions are the right ones, and how everyone else's choices are wrong. I...
Arts and Media, Buddhism, Meditation Practice     Comment (5)     Link
by Lani
December 14, 2010
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November 17, 2010
Receiving a gift of food, shelter, a Mercedes Benz -- there can be as much rejection of the world as when one is stingy with their change. Graciously receiving a gift is as much an act of opening as giving one is.
Buddhism, Nutrition & Body Wellness     Comment (6)     Link
November 15, 2010
This weekend was a real one-two punch, a real dharma smackdown. A true Buddhist cage match. Sorry, but I'm running a little confused today, after Thursday's visit to Blue Cliff Monastery, on the Bodhisattva Vow with Roshi O'Hara,...
Buddhism, Religion & Spirituality     Comment (1)     Link

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