Featured Articles: November 2010 Meditation Practice

by ellen s
November 26, 2010
I wrote this blog two years ago, on the old One City blog of the IDP. I wrote it around this time of year, when we are shopping, shopping, shopping, urged ever onward in pursuit of what we want, what we need, in order to be generous, to be good. I...
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November 18, 2010
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November 12, 2010
According to a new study, it turns out that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind. That's a pretty amazingly simple discovery, but the study demonstrates that our happiness level is less based on what we are doing than how simply we are engaged...
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November 9, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
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November 8, 2010
How often do you really listen without filtering? Unmitigated, unprocessed listening — no labeling, no judgments, no interpreting — is something very rare. Most of the time you're probably judging, criticizing and filtering...
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November 7, 2010
While there is poverty in New York, there is quite a bit of privilege here too.  Often privilege does not acknowledge itself; it quietly lifts some people through life in a manner that makes living easier.  
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November 5, 2010
Many people look to Siddhartha Gautama as an example of someone who attained nirvana, a buddha. Every other week in this column we look at what it might be like if Siddhartha were on his spiritual journey today. How would he combine Buddhism and...
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by ellen s
November 5, 2010
An IDP blog reader who's preparing a paper for a Business Speech Communications class asked me which books I'd recommend to someone investigating business and work from the perspective of mindfulness and Buddhism.
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