Featured Articles and Journals: Generosity

November 23, 2015
Welcome to our 4th Annual Gratitude Journal!  From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, the IDP community posts our gratitude daily in the comments section below. 
Buddhism, Meditation Practice     Comment (12)     Link
August 11, 2015
Saddled with backpacks, duffle bags, and pillows, the teens shuffle up to the table one by one to register for their weeklong meditation retreat. Their eyes flicker with hope and fear as they alternately scan their peers and stare at the floor,...
Buddhism     Link
May 12, 2015
It's been a few weeks since the Nepalese earthquake struck, devastating the country, killing over 8,000 people and injuring ~20,000.  Today another powerful quake hit, bringing even more destruction and chaos.   As a result of these...
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April 25, 2015
Update 4/26:  Shantideva Meditation Center is offering a special Medicine Buddha Puja at Jewel Heart in NYC on Tuesday, 4/27, to offer prayers for those affected by the earthquake. 
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November 27, 2014
Join IDP's Annual Gratitude Journal!  Every day, starting today and posting daily through January 1, we'll list what we're thankful for in the comments section below.   
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November 14, 2014
Buying gifts for the people in your life is, obviously, an entire branch of science unto itself. What you’re communicating with your choice of gift is going to be either intentionally or unintentionally heartwarming or frustrating. Knowing which it’...
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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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October 17, 2013
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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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July 23, 2013
Something amazing happened to me. It was a very small event, but an event that is disappearing from our world, growing extinct. Because of how much it moved and surprised me, I find that I can't stop thinking about it. And so, I write this blog...
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June 17, 2013
I had an original thought (just kidding) yesterday, an exciting funny
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May 1, 2013
In light of the Interdependence Project's upcoming Annual Membership meeting, I'd like to share some figures I read today, compiled by the American Association for Fundraising Counsel's 2011 Giving USA report: Individual donors comprised of 83% of...
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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
November 19, 2012
When I was young, I vaguely remember seeing something on television from the 1960s of some young people handing out free food.  It was a soup, or porridge of some kind, and they were doling it out in bowls to whoever was hungry.  It may...
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September 11, 2012
"The Mindful Activist" is a monthly blog where I attempt to share what I experience as my Buddhist practice converges with my political and social interests.
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August 25, 2012
Inspired by a wonderful class discussion of Appreciative Joy, I've decided to post a regular gratitude list!  Thank you IDPeeps, hope you'll consider joining me! Today I'm grateful ... - for investigative journalism - to Russia and its culture...
by Ngejung
August 17, 2012
  I started volunteering for the Interdependence Project out of a desire to help an organization that has helped me so much. IDP was my first exposure to Buddhism; last year, on my daily hour-long drive from Brooklyn to my college in...
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by Joren
July 20, 2012
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by Joren
June 28, 2012
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by Joren
May 10, 2012
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January 30, 2012
One thing I have heard a few times on Krista Tippet's show on NPR called On Being is that happiness is a practice. This idea inspires me and gives me hope that we can all be happy. It also highlights the fact that our society is confused about how...
Nutrition & Body Wellness, Religion & Spirituality     Comment (7)     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."
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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...
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by Joren
September 29, 2011
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by Joren
September 22, 2011
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