Featured Articles and Journals: enlightenment

June 12, 2016
A modern koan -- Question:  Do you have Buddha Nature?  Answer:  Well, duh. The concept of "Buddha Nature" is often difficult to understand, but it is a radically optimistic doctrine.  It says that not only are we responsible for...
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April 29, 2016
What does meditation look like beyond mindfulness? I made this infographic to offer a quick overview of the three levels of meditation: Presence, Stillness, and Inquiry. Feel free to share.  
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February 2, 2014
Mindfulness and meditation are getting a lot of press these days, with a lot of new science coming out and people wanting to find sanity in an increasingly complex world.  We should not be surprised, then, if the press begin to make hyperbolic...
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October 19, 2013
  Enlightenment cannot be obtained at Starbucks, no matter what the sign says.
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October 7, 2013
This week’s New York Times includes an opinion piece by Psychiatrist Anna Fels, titled Great Betrayals.  In it she discusses how the discovery of secrets in our personal relationships “bring on tumultuous crises,” which are usually much worse...
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July 22, 2013
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is offering indulgences for “virtual” participants of the upcoming World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro — but there's a hitch.
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May 15, 2013
"Somebody said the rainy weather was 'unacceptable', and I said to myself, 'The weather's not unacceptable to me, I accept it."These words (albeit paraphrased) are attributed to John Lennon, who made an appearance on a news forecast in the 70's...
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March 16, 2013
Gender is a dimension of ego, Lopon Rita Gross says, and the one we cling to most persistently. It's also one that we're least like to examine. It's not included in traditional Buddhist meditations designed to deconstruct identities and lead to...
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December 29, 2012
“We have been raised to fear…our deepest cravings. And the fear of our deepest cravings keeps them suspect, keeps us docile and loyal and obedient, and leads us to settle for…many facets of our own oppression.” – Audre Lourde
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December 8, 2012
Today, Dec. 8, is Bodhi Day, the day of the Buddha's enlightenment.
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August 13, 2012
(follow Kimberly on Facebook or Twitter) Here in the U.S., we love to have a lot of choices.  Our supermarkets and department stores are filled with nearly identical products (there are literally 20 different brands of chocolate at my local...
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August 1, 2012
I'm not telling you to make the world better, because I don't think that progress is necessarily part of the package. I'm just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it....
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November 7, 2011
Last week I did not sit meditation. Not once. Okay, I just lied. I led a 5 minute silence before a meeting but in my mind that does not count. Therefore, last week I was a bad girl.
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October 31, 2011
A concern of many new (and old) Buddhist students is the worry that their internal experiences will become dull or lack emotion as they learn greater equanimity and mindfulness.  Will I still feel passion?  Will I still be...
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August 30, 2011
Hey, anyone feel like getting enlightened today? Heard about it, want to give it a shot?  Try it out?  I say, go for it.  Not me, though.  Not this morning. 
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August 21, 2011
I’ve never been a patient person. Patience, as they say, is a virtue, quite a powerful and important one. Sadly, though it’s one that does not come easily for me.
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July 4, 2011
  Is there a reason for being?   Krishnamurti: Why do you want a reason for being? (Laughter). You are here. And because you are here and don't understand yourself, you want to invent a reason. You know, Sir, when you look at a...
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