Featured Articles and Journals: christmas

December 24, 2014
The holidays can be a difficult time. Seen through a Buddhist lens, they embody the worst of our expectations and clinging, and the subsequent disappointments when those expectations are not met. “The most wonderful time of the year” can scarcely...
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December 16, 2014
This time of year can be extremely challenging for many of us. There's all kinds of pressure and expectations in the air. Strained family relationships often come to a head, and memories of past holidays have a way of creeping their way back into...
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December 24, 2013
For most of us, this is an extremely charged time of year, emotionally and otherwise. The pressure and the expectations around Christmas and New Year’s Eve are intense enough to tempt even the most tranquil of Buddhas among us...
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December 19, 2013
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter or visit his website) Let's face it, sometimes the holidays just…suck. Maybe that's not the most Buddhist way of saying it, but it is how it feels. Even more than in past years,...
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December 16, 2013
This time of year can be extremely challenging for many of us. There's all kinds of pressure and expectations in the air. Strained family relationships often come to a head, and memories of past holidays have a way of creeping their way back into...
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December 2, 2013
As we enter the holiday season, we will hear the traditional words from Luke 2:14, in which the shepherds abiding in the fields heard the heavenly host of angels saying, "Peace on Earth, and good will to all men." Regardless of whether one comes...
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December 3, 2012
This time of year can be extremely challenging for many of us. There's all kinds of pressure and expectations in the air. Strained family relationships often come to a head, and memories of past holidays have a way of creeping their way back into...
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December 30, 2011
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. – Buddha
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December 19, 2011
 
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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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December 15, 2010
 
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December 1, 2010
When I sat down for Thanksgiving dinner last week I asked everybody to eat mindfully. As the words passed over my lips, a little voice inside my head asked, “Say, why do we only designate one day a year to give thanks? And while we’...
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