Featured Articles and Journals: Science

April 17, 2015
On his three-month tour of the U.S., His Holiness the 17th Karmapa has often used the environment -- and the threats it faces from human misuse -- as an avenue for Buddhist teachings.
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January 27, 2014
In my last post, I discussed how people use media (music, TV, video games, Internet, etc.) to modify their moods and as coping strategies.  On the one hand, both of these uses seem positive and beneficial, at least when used mindfully.
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January 6, 2014
In a recent discussion with old friends, we pondered different ways of experiencing the “self.”  One felt that the self was something true that can be found and held dear.  This could be accomplished, in her example, through painting -...
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October 22, 2013
In the Sakka-pañha Sutta, it is said: Then Sakka, having delighted in & expressed his approval of the Blessed One's words, asked him a further question: "But what, dear sir, is the cause of envy & stinginess, what is their...
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by Paul S
April 9, 2013
I spend a lot of time thinking about what people need from each other in order to feel connected, cohesive, and resilient.  Buddhism, historically, has not taken a developmental view of how we reach a healthy baseline of functioning in work,...
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by Paul S
April 2, 2013
Caroline Brett conducts a detailed inquiry into how practitioners of Vajrayana, Zen, and Hindu Tantra natively distinguish between mystical and psychotic states.
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December 15, 2011
Understanding Buddhism involves studying its texts, which range from bizarre or outdated to intense, poetic, profound and silly; looking at it’s transformation as it traveled throughout Asia and to the West; considering how teachings have...
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April 22, 2011
Last week my response to "The Color of the Sky", a guest post to the IDP BLOG by Andy Karr (posted  in his name by Patrick Groneman) was strong and emotional, so much so that I decided not to post it in the comments section. My...
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April 21, 2011
I just read this article in Science Fair about how meditation can make one a more rational decision maker. Since my practice has been a bit shaky this week, reading this makes me want to sit RIGHT NOW. Yes I agree, I do feel calmer and more...
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by Lani
January 27, 2011
"Thinking is better than believing." Patrick Groneman sent this quote to me last week with the small commentary, "But what about believing in your thinking?"
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by Lani
November 4, 2010
Today it is grey in NYC.  Cold wet overcast somber granite grey. This type of weather plays havoc with my emotions. So to remind me of the inescapable silver lining every present moment brings, I submit one of my beloved quotes from Thich...
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