Featured Articles and Journals: Susan Piver

December 16, 2014
It’s that time of year. Self-reflection is at an all time high and our minds are naturally drawn to what we want to keep, discard, or create as a new year dawns. It may also be a time of both greater activity (celebrations, shopping, visitors,...
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August 13, 2014
Is your meditation practice a drag? Is life getting in the way of loving kindness? Has it been a rough week, or just a rough lifetime?
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December 10, 2012
  Earlier this week, a friend confided in me, but while he spoke, I was already trying to solve his problem for him in my mind. When he was done telling me his story, I began to offer advice. He seemed a bit hurt, and I realized I had not...
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November 12, 2012
My neighbor has a great big dog. It's a little smaller than a horse. You can't go outside with a dog like that without training it first. Otherwise, it'll just pull you down the street, terrifying every man, woman, and child along the way. Our minds...
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November 18, 2011
In order to feel compassion for other people, we have to feel compassion for ourselves. In particular, to care about people who are fearful, angry, jealous, overpowered by addictions of all kinds, arrogant, proud, miserly, selfish, mean, you have...
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July 17, 2011
I think Buddhism often gets a bad reputation because of the Four Noble Truths. People hear the first part about how life is suffering and think, “Man, that Buddha dude was a real pessimist.” I’ve been thinking about this a lot...
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June 19, 2011
Today is Father’s Day, and like most holidays it’s a really wonderful story. It’s the one day each year dedicated to celebrating the man who raised you; the man who taught you how to play catch, or how to fish, or how to drive a...
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by Lani
May 12, 2011
yesterday, susan piver (author, btw, of the most "liked" post on the idp blog ev.er), offered some simple advice and thoughts on love.
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May 2, 2011
“In the Shambhala warrior tradition, we say you should only have to kill an enemy once every thousand years.” –Chogyam Trungpa So, Osama bin Laden is dead. We killed him. There really was no choice. We were clearly in an...
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by Lani
January 4, 2011
Today's quote comes from Susan Piver, a relationship Dharma powerhouse (read: she writes and talks a lot about Buddhism and relationships, particularly romantic ones), who just so happens to be coming to IDP this following week on Thursday,...
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