Featured Articles and Journals: pema chodron

May 2, 2012
To be perfectly honest, I have been an awful Buddhist, an even worse meditation teacher. Since I started working full-time, my practice has been quite bare bones. What’s worse is that I have been easily lured into hateful, angry, and insecure...
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April 23, 2012
“Regard all dharmas as dreams.” – The Root Text of the Seven Points of Training the Mind by Geshe Chekawa
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April 21, 2012
Sometimes discipline means getting your ass onto the cushion. Sometimes it means heading to the nearest couch.
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March 26, 2012
The first time I heard the term "engaged Buddhism" I was immediately turned on by the idea. My punk rock sensibilities imagined bringing Buddhism to the streets. The whole image seemed at odds with itself. This was not about sitting in a cave,...
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March 12, 2012
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January 12, 2012
A “friend” in modern times has a two-tiered meaning: the first being the traditional “one attached to another by affection,” the second being, “one connected via soc
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December 23, 2011
Like last week, my post today is the little piece of Pema Chödrön wisdom I serendipitously opened to as a new part of my daily practice. At the beginning of this weekend especially, I very much like the notion of remembering to pause...
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December 16, 2011
I’ve started a new practice. Each day I randomly open Pema Chödrön’s book Comfortable With Uncertainty and read the teaching I’ve landed upon. The book is a compilation of 108 short teachings – little reminders...
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November 18, 2011
In order to feel compassion for other people, we have to feel compassion for ourselves. In particular, to care about people who are fearful, angry, jealous, overpowered by addictions of all kinds, arrogant, proud, miserly, selfish, mean, you have...
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September 23, 2011
Okay. So here’s the honest truth…my meditation practice stinks.
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September 12, 2011
The week before my mother's death, I knew what to do.  Make travel plans, talk to doctors and nurses, comfort my mom, reassure her friends, make arrangements for my cats alone in my NYC apartment, notify family and loved ones.  ...
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September 9, 2011
Over the last few months, I’ve been repeating a mantra of sorts to myself. Almost daily some moment arises where I think to myself: “I am not my thoughts; I am not my feelings.”
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August 17, 2011
I’ve been a “serious” meditator for a little over a year now. And it took me an entire frenzied year of consistent practice, globe trotting to exotic spiritual destinations, studying with a Tibetan lama, and amassing an enormous...
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July 24, 2011
We will suffer in our relationships when we forget that we will suffer in our relationships. The more comfortable we become with the ever-changing nature of our reality (and relationships), the less we’ll struggle and suffer when the next...
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by Lani
July 14, 2011
Abby and I got a new puppy. He's terribly cute. He's also like a 3 year old. Actually, a one year old - no real language comprehension, no potty training and I'm sure every moment is either terribly confusing or rapturously alive for...
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by Lani
June 30, 2011
"Hatred, jealousy and excessive attachment cause suffering and agitation. I feel that, again, it is compassion that can help you overcome these to move into a calm state of mind. Compassion is not being kind to your friend. That is attachment...
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June 29, 2011
In Getting Unstuck, Pema Chodron talks about scratching the itch. The itch is all the discomfort of being; from the itchy leg during meditation to the stinging itch of aloneness, sadness or anxiety. We find these things unbearable, like a crazy...
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by Lani
June 29, 2011
last week was my girl's 25th birthday. it was riotous fun at the neighborhood gay bar for karaoke night. abby completely outdid herself, and sang her face off. amazing. i completely outdid myself also and drank to wiiiin. and the next day,...
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June 22, 2011
"He has not defended the science against the ongoing withering and dishonest attacks. Nor has he provided a presidential venue for the scientific community ... to bring the reality of the science before the public."
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June 19, 2011
Today is Father’s Day, and like most holidays it’s a really wonderful story. It’s the one day each year dedicated to celebrating the man who raised you; the man who taught you how to play catch, or how to fish, or how to drive a...
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June 15, 2011
"I was putting my headlamp on and I heard the brush rustle and the next thing I heard was the exhale of the bear" What do you think about fear?
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June 7, 2011
Dr. Kevorkian, Dr. Death as he has been called, died last week at the age of 83. The debate around physician-assisted suicide in this country is contentious to say the least. Yet, regardless of your position on the matter, or your opinions of him...
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May 16, 2011
Mahayana Buddhism is built around the idea of bodhicitta. ‘Bodhi’ means ‘awake’ or ‘awakening’ and ‘citta’ can mean either heart or mind. So bodhicitta literally means ‘awakened heart’ or...
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