Featured Articles and Journals: equanimity

April 12, 2015
A new study reports that merely reading Buddhist terms in a word puzzle -- such as dharma, Buddha, and awakening -- increased the likelihood of "prosocial" behaviors among study participants, some of them familiar with Buddhism and others not.
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August 23, 2014
In June I participated in the Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge in an effort to revitalize my practice. The Forgiveness Challenge is a 30-day interactive program that integrates videos, recordings, thought exercises, meditations and a personal diary...
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May 24, 2014
Remember the story of the Velveteen Rabbit, the stuffed animal who was loved so deeply by a young boy that he became alive? I've been playing with idea of that as metaphor for being -- only there's no boy. We have to love ourselves into Reality.
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April 14, 2014
I've been watching the free online course on Buddhism and Modern Psychology by Princeton professor Robert Wright (available here).
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February 3, 2014
In Sharon Salzberg's new book, Real Happiness at Work, the first chapter is about balance. She discusses several dimensions to balance, but one that I find fascinating is equanimity.  Equanimity is considered one of the four Heavenly Abodes in...
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August 29, 2013
A difficult exercise with my meditation teacher shows me the powerfully healing gift of practicing equanimity, for ourselves and for others.
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August 26, 2013
This last week of Metta Month we will focus on equanimity.  Instead of discussing it directly, I attach some thoughts written at a difficult moment in the recent past.
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August 24, 2013
In most frameworks, metta -- or lovingkindness -- is taught as the first of the Four Immeasurable Qualities. As Buddhism is endlessly open to interpretation, there is another way to look at it. Patrul Rinpoche, in "Words of My Perfect Teacher," says...
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May 18, 2013
“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all." -- Gautama Buddha Congrats to all.
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April 7, 2013
Ordinarily when we can't handle powerful feelings such as pain or fear we avoid them because they overwhelm us or make us feel bad. This creates a self-reinforcing cycle of anxiety and avoidance, guilt and shame. What I call Behavioral Buddhism is...
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April 6, 2013
What what! Isn't sports all about passion, aggression, and achieving a goal (to defeat the other team)? Not just. How about equanimity -- holding your (metaphorical) center in the most chaotic environment imaginable?
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by Joren
January 31, 2013
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December 16, 2012
We do not like to think of children suffering or dying. But they do.
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November 26, 2012
This is what you shall do:
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November 6, 2012
    The Buddha’s First Noble Truth – dukkha – says that suffering exists, that we experience discomfort, that life feels like a bumpy ride at times.
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July 5, 2012
July is Dragon Time.
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by Joren
November 3, 2011
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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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September 19, 2011
  Ironically, what fuels all of our misery-inducing behaviors is an underlying desire for happiness. All of us wish to be safe, to be happy, to be healthy, and to have an easeful life experience. Even those people that seem bent on making...
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June 14, 2011
  Everyone experiences unfortunate events - catching the flu, losing a wallet in a taxi, getting fired from a job, having a root canal, breaking up with a lover, spraining a wrist in yoga class, dealing with the decline of an aging parent...
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May 19, 2011
Yoga Teacher, Buddhist Teacher, Psychotherapist and Activist, Michael Stone, reflects personally on some core teachings of yoga.
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May 2, 2011
"An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind." -Gandhi Osama Bin Laden is dead.
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April 11, 2011
  Sometimes I learn how to cultivate a positive quality by witnessing how it’s polar opposite gets played out either by myself or people around me. Lately I’ve had the opportunity to work with cultivating equanimity,...
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April 6, 2011
"By cultivating an attitude of friendship toward those who are happy, compassion toward those in distress; joy toward those who are virtuous, and equanimity toward those who are unvirtuous, lucidity arises in the mind."  Yoga Sutra...
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