Featured Articles and Journals: karma

June 5, 2015
An article in today's Guardian reports that Thai brand strategist Sirikul Laukaikul is offering corporate clients "karma marketing" tools; a way to promote their produc
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January 3, 2015
"The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr said in Selma, Alabama. Karma says we each ultimately get what we deserve. If justice is inevitable, what do we do right now? Does it matter? It is,...
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November 1, 2014
You know how it is when you're thinking about something and you begin noticing it everywhere? For me, this week, it was karma. I looked up the lyrics to a song and learned I could earn "karma points" by making corrections. I think those are like the...
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October 20, 2014
Anger is a funny emotion, because although it often causes us and those around us suffering, we deep down kind of like it.  We like the feeling of power it gives, the sense of righteousness that sometimes accompanies it, and the feeling of...
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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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December 13, 2013
This past weekend I had the incredible opportunity to study with the Venerable Robina Courtin at Tibet House. Though her identity (always an interesting and slippery thing from a Buddhist point of view) is as that of a former radical lesbian...
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September 14, 2013
I'm writing this on September 14, 2013. I’m sitting in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, on a break from a weekend meditation and dharma retreat. One hour ago before writing this, at 1:16 p.m., I turned 30. And the contemplation began...
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July 6, 2013
I spent the last week on retreat in the Colorado Rockies, leaving the final ritual early to make my plane -- only to have my flight delayed, finally leaving 20 hours after scheduled. It was, in its way, an excellent opportunity to practice.
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June 28, 2013
  There's a lot of misinformation out there about what Buddhism is and what it isn't, which is very unfortunate since it's an incredible spiritual system that teaches us how to work with our minds so that we can develop a clarity, confidence,...
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by Lani
February 21, 2013
My last two blog contributions were morning ruminations. This one is a bit earlier…or later I suppose. As I am writing this, it is Wednesday evening and all is quiet. The pup and wife are in bed, and I am up ruminating. Ruminating about meaning and...
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November 24, 2012
The law of karma says that actions have consequences. Some are visible immediately; others take longer. Some are as clear as the expression on your face. Others are more subtle.
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November 15, 2012
Yesterday I donated $25 to Rolling Jubilee, which is the latest interesting project by the Occupy Movement. The project, operates as a compassionate debt relief system, which in its own words:  "buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead...
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October 22, 2012
In Western culture we have an incredible neurosis. We rarely feel worthy. We are never quite satisfied with who we are and where we are in life. This menace appears in our careers, where we never feel competent enough. It shows up at the...
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September 2, 2012
  (follow Ethan on facebook and twitter) I always consider Labor Day and the beginning of September to be a more pragmatic and realistic New Year’s occasion than whatever happens in January. In fact, many people who question our...
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April 23, 2012
Ever wonder how to change your consumption karma?  Or perhaps you're more concerned with how to motivate other people?  Read this post to learn the psychological principles behind behavior change!  But first, an update... We’re still...
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April 18, 2012
If I remain in a clam-shell of fear in my life, unwilling to be motivated by love, tolerance and a wish to be happy, I might as well just be a clam.
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March 26, 2012
Earth as seen from Voyager 1 from a distance of 4 billion miles away, caught in the vastness of space.
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March 5, 2012
  Jeff Bridges (who is a Buddhist and a big fan of Chogyam Trungpa) did an interview with Tricycle Magazine in 2010. He described how he develops intimacy with the actors he works with, which leads to convincing...
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February 20, 2012
Tibetan monks and mystics lived in relative isolation for over a thousand years, living in a virtual laboratory for studying the mind. As a result, the insight that Tibetan Buddhism offers us into how the mind works is profound.
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January 28, 2012
When we're behaving skillfully we make it safe for others.
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November 14, 2011
  "Just as a prisoner screaming as he’s dragged, twisting behind a horse, the chains of karma drag us down the road of suffering. Repeatedly, we follow the cycles of life, sickness, old age and death. Only your wisdom sword can...
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September 6, 2011
"...and they lived happily ever after" is the classic ending.  This is not it. 
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June 20, 2011
  I spent much of last week dealing with an aging and difficult relative, who said some very unkind  things to and about me.  Although I understand she is very sick and acting from confusion and suffering, her words dredged...
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May 16, 2011
It took me quite some time to discard the concept that everything I do is being rated and tallied up somewhere up there, and once I die I’ll either go to Heaven, Hell or that in-between Limbo place where I’ll have to endure some vague...
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