Featured Articles and Journals: open heart

September 4, 2015
How do you love someone who is scared and who scares you? I was reminded of this question, posed by Tsoknyi Rinpoche in his book "Open Heart, Open Mind," this week as I watched the Internet react to what we might term "difficult people" in our metta...
Activism and Politics, Arts and Media, Buddhism, Meditation Practice     Link
December 11, 2013
My passion for travel has ignited in the past few years; according to this fun graph, I'm a “Culture Vulture” and an “Action Addict”. Why do I travel? There are the typical reasons: seeing the world, experiencing different cultures first-hand,...
Religion & Spirituality     Comment (1)     Link
October 2, 2013
The mind’s natural instinct is to think, weave webs, build edifices, poke and prod and coax and scream. Some of that mental noise is helpful in making sense of the millions of stimuli that bombard you every day. The mind is always planning and...
Nutrition & Body Wellness     Comment (2)     Link
November 2, 2012
If right now, as in right this second, were to launch itself into this text, it would talk about meditation, and it would talk about disaster. It would talk about anger, and it would talk about giving. It would talk about anxiety, and it would talk...
Arts and Media, Buddhism, Meditation Practice     Link
February 23, 2012
Listen. That drill outside the window, They're fixing the street so it won't collapse under us. On the subway, a baby howls. Pull out your earbuds, Breathe in her high-pitched wails. The heart of the world is bleeding, and she can't shut the valves...
Buddhism     Link
January 10, 2012
Like an elastic band the pain in my mouth snaps me back to the dharma, the reality, of my fragile body in this singular moment in space time.  All my hopes and fears, all my activism and frivolity, all my sins and virtues are rendered...
Activism and Politics     Comment (2)     Link
August 16, 2011
What is it about the heart?  Why does it ache so intensely?  Why do we try so hard to protect the heart?  Why does it break when parting from the beloved?
Nutrition & Body Wellness     Link
July 26, 2011
"The richness of the inquiry is worth being shared"  
Buddhism, Meditation Practice     Link
June 2, 2011
When I was in the fourth grade, I discovered my mother’s copy of All I Ever Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, by Robert Fulghum, and read it cover to cover.  It was overly simplistic and unbearably cute, but even knowing that I remember...
Meditation Practice     Comment (11)     Link

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