Featured Articles and Journals: courage

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,...
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September 5, 2013
Witnessing my teacher lead a class while crying, I am inspired by the self-compassion and bravery she displays in opening to us and proving what it means to be human.
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November 7, 2012
A friend of mine told me a story in which his wife was pissed off. She let him have it with a list of grievances about the things he does wrong and how unhappy she is with their relationship. She couldn't keep her feelings bottled up anymore and...
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June 15, 2011
"I was putting my headlamp on and I heard the brush rustle and the next thing I heard was the exhale of the bear" What do you think about fear?
Buddhism, Meditation Practice     Comment (1)     Link
March 21, 2011
There are many people I admire.  Historically, my heroes have been do-ers—Martin Luther King Jr.,  Gandhi, Gloria Steinem and the like.  My criteria for greatness disproportionately favor those who push for and achieve...
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December 7, 2010
I find myself at one of those "holy shit" moments of my life, where certain critical beliefs I've had for ages are being exposed to me as fraudulent, and I'm having to choose whether to cling to them with desperation, or to let them fall away and...
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