Featured Articles and Journals: pema chodron

May 1, 2011
I heart Pema Chödrön. I am almost always reading or re-reading one of her books. Though I might have read the same passage fifteen times before, each time something new speaks to me.
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May 1, 2011
  When one teacher has made all the difference, does everyone after her have to look the same? I’m ready to cop to it. It may be that part of what’s prevented me from finding and connecting with a teacher in a personal sense...
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April 26, 2011
This body will be a corpse, but... not just yet.  I'm certain of it, due to the Sacroiliac Joint Discomfort which has provided a sturdy base of support for my mindfulness of body practice. 
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April 20, 2011
I feel incredibly grateful.There's a lojong slogan, “be grateful to everyone,” which Pema Chödrön taught us, “means all situations teach you, and it's often the tough ones that teach you the best.” All the...
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March 30, 2011
I've just read an article on LiveScience.com saying a researcher at Columbia University found evidence that strong emotions (in this case, breakups) can cause physical pain, validating what many of us knew intuitively.
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March 16, 2011
Over the last week, much of my practice has been sitting with grief. Although I started working with grief earlier in the week, Friday’s devastation in Japan deepened, expanded and reoriented my practice. This work, actually sitting with...
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March 15, 2011
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) I've been trying to follow the events in Japan while teaching a workshop on Fearlessness and emptiness up here at Karme Choling, a Shambhala meditation center in Vermont. It is amazing when reality pulls...
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by Lani
March 14, 2011
The suffering itself is not so bad, it's the resentment against suffering that is the real pain. - Allen Ginsberg
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March 9, 2011
I recently went to get my Avalokitesvara tattoo colored in. It hurt a lot.
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by Lani
March 1, 2011
The iconic Barack Obama "HOPE" poster was cleverly remade and used by protesters in Libya this last week depicting Moammar Gadhafi with the word "HOPELESS" emblazoned at the bottom. Gadhafi, who makes no qualms about firing...
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February 9, 2011
Flowers. Candy. Candlelight dinners. Rampant consumer-driven heteronormativity everywhere you look! The Hallmark card holiday that tops all Hallmark card holidays is right around the corner, but this morning as I noticed my yearly jadedness...
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by Lani
February 8, 2011
I've been wanting to write about the protests and turmoil in Egypt for the past week but never finding the right article, have put it on the back burner. From the enthusiastic calls and signs of burgeoning democracy to the disconcerting...
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by Lani
January 25, 2011
It's an old story. But it's a good story. Because most everything we encounter isn't exactly as it seems. And often when attacked, there's opportunity waiting.
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December 7, 2010
I find myself at one of those "holy shit" moments of my life, where certain critical beliefs I've had for ages are being exposed to me as fraudulent, and I'm having to choose whether to cling to them with desperation, or to let them fall away and...
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November 26, 2010
"Be grateful to everyone."
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