Featured Articles and Journals: right action

June 13, 2016
On the Buddha's Eightfold Path, right speech is followed by right action. So it's no surprise that the opposite happens -- that hate-filled speech is followed by hateful action. If words are used to demonize people, if laws are proposed to separate...
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February 3, 2014
In Sharon Salzberg's new book, Real Happiness at Work, the first chapter is about balance. She discusses several dimensions to balance, but one that I find fascinating is equanimity.  Equanimity is considered one of the four Heavenly Abodes in...
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December 6, 2013
Recently I received an email from someone who's about to ordain as a Zen monk in a different order than mine in another country that's very much like our own. His questions brought up a lot of important issues that apply not only to those of us who...
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December 6, 2013
Recently I received an email from someone who's about to ordain as a Zen monk in a different order than mine in another country that's very much like our own. His questions brought up a lot of important issues that apply not only to those of us who...
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March 22, 2013
In doing research in order to write a blog post on the concept of sexual consent in a Buddhist framework, I came across many blog posts broadly written about homosexuality in Buddhist circles but not a lot of discussions around the need for consent...
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October 25, 2012
 
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September 12, 2012
  A friend of mine posted this quote by Deepak Chopra on her Facebook page the other day:  "Every thought you are thinking creates a wave that ripples through all the layers of intellect, mind, senses, and matter, spreading out in wider...
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July 1, 2012
                The first annual Compassion Day is Friday, July 6th.  It's also His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 77th birthday.  Created by the FPMT (the Federation for the Preservation of the Mahayana...
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April 19, 2012
 
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April 3, 2012
For IDP's Responsible Consumption Month we are committing to working mindfully with the momentum of our consumption habits and each choose specific areas of focus.  Here is my pledge:
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March 22, 2012
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December 29, 2011
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December 29, 2011
 
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December 1, 2011
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November 17, 2011
 
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November 17, 2011
It wasn’t so much the news. Not so much what was happening, but rather what wasn’t happening. Recent headlines have told of a fallen quasi-dictator, riots over a fallen football coach, and the NYPD behaving like stormtroopers in the...
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