Featured Articles: September 2010 Meditation Practice

September 29, 2010
We had such an amazing discussion in class this week about the nature of time. Is it really real and objectively measurable? Is it sort of real? Is it an illusion? Here are two quotes from two lions of literature, Jorge Luis Borges (via IDPer...
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September 29, 2010
  This is when I feel like I am out in space, with no safety points or guideposts to help me, but it is also the space where I am given the opportunity to really let go of my suffering and move more freely in the world.
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September 23, 2010
There was an interview with Robert Spellman on Buddhist Geeks recently (BG #187, for those keeping score), and the inevitable subject of language arose, or rather, it arose inadvertently, as it often does in these matters. Like many of my...
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by Brian
September 21, 2010
IDP Outreach Director Lani Rowe, and IDP Board Member Ellen Scordado interview Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel at the Shambhala Mountain Center during a week-long Sangha Retreat. Adam co-taught with Acharya Pema Chödrön and...
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by ellen s
September 10, 2010
Near the San Francisco airport, around 6 p.m. last night, in San Bruno, fire engulfed a neighborhood of homes. Apparently, a Pacific Gas and Electric line ruptured, shooting fireballs into the air, actually melting cars, destroying dozens of homes...
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September 9, 2010
  Last week I took a short break to Maine, spending a few nights in a lovely house atop a shallow cove. Across the water there was a smattering of orange and red foliage, and it was explained that trees start to drop their leaves when the...
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September 8, 2010
"Bearing Witness" is one of the principles of the Zen Peacemakers, it is meant to encourage non-reactivity in potentially volatile situations. When confronted with situations in which we would normally react, what happens when we look...
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by ellen s
September 3, 2010
What a retreat! Ane Pema Chodron, Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, and Acharya Adam Lobel just spent a week at Sangha Retreat, with 200 attendees, many from the Shambhala Buddhist community, teaching in Colorado. I was there. Hard not to be spiritually...
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