Featured Articles and Journals: Sakyong Mipham

February 14, 2016
Maybe you've seen some of the dozens of stories about coloring as the new meditation. People who know I meditate send them to me and ask what I think  -- which is that coloring is not actually meditation, but it can be done meditatively.
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May 19, 2013
  Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has just published his fourth major book, The Shambhala Principle, and I’ve been lucky enough to spend a good deal of time reading and rereading my now-wrinkled advanced readers’ copy over the past few...
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September 26, 2012
"Heaven is the natural spaciousness of our mind before we make it small with self-protection." -- Sakyong Mipham from "Ruling Your World"
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February 22, 2012
Awareness is something is always there, but is sometimes ignored by our feedback-obsessed-neurotic mind.
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December 1, 2011
What is holding you back anyway? One answer to this question for all of us is DOUBT, one of the fabulous Five Hindrances that slow us, stop us and also serve as teachers on the path. Here is how doubt works for me. I doubt myself. I doubt...
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September 7, 2011
Most of my learning lately has been in the form of acceptance, especially around my friendships. It has been radical to see some of my expectations drop and to see how easily they arm themselves, causing me to dismiss the humanity of the other...
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August 16, 2011
"...you know our minds are pretty fixed, even if we’re basically nice people, our mind is set in its way with many layers of habitual tendencies. " - Acharya Eric Spiegel  
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May 11, 2011
In my experience as a meditator, an overly active imagination has led to confusion and pain as much as it has led to interesting and beautiful works of art.
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March 21, 2011
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) Do you really have to do meditation retreats to deepen your meditation practice? If I'm trying to be politically correct, I would answer: "nah, do whatever you need to. Just relax."
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January 31, 2011
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) Sharon Salzberg rocks. Steadily and thoroughly. Once I had a baffling conversation with a Buddhist book editor where they claimed that there were already "so many" books about basic meditation...
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December 6, 2010
File this under: "Fairly-obvious-but-pretty-cool-anyway": According to a big NPR story making the rounds, breathing, and focusing on your breath, is really good for you. Check it out. I am quite happy that the health benefits and...
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