Featured Articles and Journals: Dharma

September 23, 2015
Headspace received $30 million in funding this week to expand their services.  In one press release, they were described as a "leading digital health and wellness media brand", though most of us know Headspace as a mindfulness app, and...
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December 20, 2014
This has been a week of intense cookie-baking, which equates to infinite opportunities to see the dharma in action.
Arts and Media, Buddhism, Meditation Practice     Link
October 16, 2014
The last week has found me back in the booth recording more Shambhala titles, and while I continue to enjoy the experience, last night I offhandedly described the process as being “pounded by the Dharma.” For days I have spent hours upon...
Buddhism     Link
April 30, 2014
Riding the subway is a daily exercise in frustration that really challenges my practice. Coupled with a rather stressful day job, it’s gotten to a point where I feel like I, a fairly mild-mannered person at heart, sometimes end up donning aggressive...
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April 27, 2014
When I lead meditation, I start by asking people to feel the floor under them, to notice where their
January 13, 2014
I wasn't sure if I wanted to teach meditation when I handed in my application for IDP's Yearlong Teacher Training & Dharma Immersion Program. I knew I loved IDP, that Ethan Nichtern is a skilled teacher, and that I wanted to learn more for the...
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January 9, 2014
Here is a question that was sent to me by one of the community members: In Tibetan Buddhism, it seems a Teacher (Guru) -- Student relation is very important. It seems almost impossible for a student to go throughthe path without finding his/her own...
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July 26, 2013
There's  a moment in the first episode of Netflix's new original series Orange Is The New Black where the requisite wise Buddhist women's prison inmate "Yoga Jones" explains to new inmate Piper Chapman that she should treat her experience of...
Activism and Politics     Comment (1)     Link
July 22, 2013
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is offering indulgences for “virtual” participants of the upcoming World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro — but there's a hitch.
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June 15, 2013
Buddhism isn't what you do in meditation; that's meditation. Buddhism is how you walk in the world. I heard that phrasing from a teacher at one of the first Buddhist retreats I attended several years ago, and it stuck with me.
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by Paul S
April 17, 2013
Activism and Politics, Arts and Media, Buddhism     Comment (4)     Link
March 17, 2013
The wife of my teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Khandro Tseyang (also known as the Sakyong Wangmo), just gave birth to their second daughter, Jetsun Yudra. Here is the first public photo of the couple with their new daughter. So this is...
Buddhism     Comment (6)     Link
by Lani
March 7, 2013
(Photo: Mari Griffin) I did not recognize you as fear Deep vibrating abyssI did not recognize you as fearI did not recognize you as fearBecause your power has the births of many stars in its belly
Arts and Media, Buddhism     Comment (2)     Link
January 18, 2013
I'm not gonna lie: I love award shows. Often I haven't even seen half of the shows or movies being honored, but there is a part of me that loves seeing the drama of celebrity play out in a completely constructed environment. 
Arts and Media     Comment (2)     Link
January 11, 2013
  What is it to teach? Who is qualified to teach?
Buddhism     Comment (4)     Link
January 5, 2013
One of the more distinctive concepts in Buddhism is non-self. It does not mean that you do not exist physically. It does mean that you don't exist as a permanent, solid, independent entity. "You" are as changeable as the weather -- and that's good...
Buddhism, Meditation Practice, Nutrition & Body Wellness     Comment (7)     Link
November 2, 2012
If right now, as in right this second, were to launch itself into this text, it would talk about meditation, and it would talk about disaster. It would talk about anger, and it would talk about giving. It would talk about anxiety, and it would talk...
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September 23, 2012
Oh, Chris Rock, I bow to you. A friend of mine was recently dating a stand-up comedian, and we were talking about the similarities between teaching Buddhism and stand-up, at least when teaching in a group. Sometimes it definitely feels like giving a...
Arts and Media     Comment (6)     Link
September 14, 2012
This is an oldie but goodie: Heather Graham, the face of meditation, on the cover of Time magazine.
Arts and Media, Meditation Practice     Comment (3)     Link
September 2, 2012
  (follow Ethan on facebook and twitter) I always consider Labor Day and the beginning of September to be a more pragmatic and realistic New Year’s occasion than whatever happens in January. In fact, many people who question our...
Buddhism, Meditation Practice     Comment (5)     Link
August 27, 2012
"I can't even breathe the air without the help of other beings.."
Buddhism     Comment (2)     Link
July 23, 2012
How Patrul Rinpoche taught the Dharma, as told by Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche:
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April 28, 2012
went to post a comment on Lodro Rinzler's  Jay-Z post, but the conversation is closed (??). 
Arts and Media     Comment (3)     Link

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