Featured Articles and Journals: wisdom

June 16, 2015
Excerpt from Life is Spiritual Practice by Jean Smith. A Practice and Reflection on Wisdom
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November 25, 2014
All day I’ve been considering what is an appropriate statement for me to make about last night’s announcement that a grand jury has failed to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown.   Some would say that I should...
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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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June 26, 2014
I can remember trying to 'feel' the swampy mess of bodily sensations and emotions I felt trapped inside me. What were these squeezings in my chest and throat, this panicked gripping in my abdomen? I knew there was wisdom in the body and that if I...
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March 15, 2014
The first time I saw Oprah Winfrey, who has a net worth of $2.9 billion, promoting mindfulness on the cover of O! Magazine, I was taken aback. I was fairly new to Buddhist studies then, and I was protective of the dharma. How did mindfulness -- the...
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January 31, 2014
A few years ago I was talking with someone who was about to embark on a street retreat. A street retreat is a safe and guided event in which a group of people pretend to be homeless for a few days — begging for money, finding a way to feed...
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May 23, 2013
One of the stickier concepts from Indo-Tibetan Buddhism that is difficult to translate, both into the English language and in Western culture, is “merit” (Tib. བསོད་ནམས་ bsod nams, Skt. punya). There is also another tricky layer to this notion: the...
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by Paul S
May 7, 2013
When I began practicing Buddhism, I started attending a local Tibetan center because it was the only local center in which practices were conducted in English and where I, as a teenager from a poor family, didn't have to shell out much for...
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January 11, 2013
Are ethics and romance incompatible?
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October 10, 2012
I'm terribly late, a fact which my 18-month old son Oscar apparently does not understand. The whole morning is like nails on a chalkboard played in slow motion. In need of coffee, I set out from home under clear skies.
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September 20, 2012
Venerable Robina Courtin spoke again at IDP NYC last night.
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August 22, 2012
“Wisdom doesn’t look like one thing.” DPR This is easy to forget. Today it looks like structure and ferocity. Tomorrow it may look soft and vulnerable.  It may look like what naturally arises, but it may also be the opposing force to what seems...
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April 29, 2012
I noticed a manifestation of my meditation practice crawling across my leg in plain view as my practice was ending this morning.  It was black—pitch-black.  It was small—smaller than a
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April 11, 2012
Part of my Buddhist practice lately has been an effort to step out of the world of unverified allegations, or taking things in  "good faith", and looking more closely at the facts of my own experience.
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November 21, 2011
A smart brain is useless if your heart is foolish.   We spend a lot of time thinking things through and trying to apply logic to this very illogical world of ours. In our society, intellect is valued over insight. Many...
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by Joren
June 16, 2011
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by Lani
June 16, 2011
  An interesting excerpt from Shambahla Sun (Wisdom 2.0) this month. Not sure wisdom (maybe understanding?) is precisely the right term, but good to know that the intelligence that it takes to do something and the intelligence...
May 10, 2011
What is wisdom?  What is power?  Prajna, true seeing or discernment, is available to us in each moment.  Sometimes working with strong emotions can be a powerful tool for connecting with one's innate wisdom.
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April 23, 2011
Photo of me and my mother in 1997. My mother died in 2002, at the beginning of summer after my first year of graduate school.  One of the most formative experiences of my life occurred at the Catholic church where part of the funeral...
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by Lani
December 2, 2010
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