Featured Articles and Journals: holiday

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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January 25, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. is someone who made a very big impact on me as a child, and in turn, my life as a whole.  Writing this, I remember 10 year old me taking a book out of my school library about this influential man that I’d heard about,...
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November 15, 2012
It’s that time of year. My mailbox is stuffed daily with catalogues I never asked for, from places I’ve never heard of, and for things I’ll never want. To be perfectly blunt, it’s annoying, and I always feel for the mail carriers having to lug trees...
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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by Lani
December 20, 2010
On Saturday in the NYTimes, Nicholas Kristoph writes, "So what would your aunt prefer as a holiday gift — another Mariah Carey CD, or the knowledge that she’s sending a little girl in Haiti to school for a year?" He follows...
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