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December 18, 2012
Today I am grateful for: -- almonds -- raspberry tights -- the possibility that as part of our response to deadly shootings at schools, malls, and workplaces, we'll consider gender roles and how we socialize males to see violence as appropriate....
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December 17, 2012
This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "When we feel true gratitude, whether toward particular people or toward life, loving-kindness will flow from us naturally. When we connect with another person through...
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December 16, 2012
This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "When we feel true gratitude, whether toward particular people or toward life, loving-kindness will flow from us naturally. When we connect with another person through...
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December 15, 2012
This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "When we feel true gratitude, whether toward particular people or toward life, loving-kindness will flow from us naturally. When we connect with another person through...
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December 14, 2012
  This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "When we feel true gratitude, whether toward particular people or toward life, loving-kindness will flow from us naturally. When we connect with another person through...
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December 13, 2012
  This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "When we feel true gratitude, whether toward particular people or toward life, loving-kindness will flow from us naturally. When we connect with another person through...
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December 12, 2012
This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "When we feel true gratitude, whether toward particular people or toward life, loving-kindness will flow from us naturally. When we connect with another person through...
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December 11, 2012
This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "When we feel true gratitude, whether toward particular people or toward life, loving-kindness will flow from us naturally. When we connect with another person through...
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December 10, 2012
  Earlier this week, a friend confided in me, but while he spoke, I was already trying to solve his problem for him in my mind. When he was done telling me his story, I began to offer advice. He seemed a bit hurt, and I realized I had not...
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December 9, 2012
This is a community space where you can list whatever you're grateful for. "When we feel true gratitude, whether toward particular people or toward life, loving-kindness will flow from us naturally. When we connect with another person through...
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November 30, 2012
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the popular Tibetan teacher who abruptly became a wandering yogi in August 2011 to the surprise of his teachers, family and community and had not been heard from since, has indicated in a letter this week that he "is in very...
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November 21, 2012
Selections from the The IDP Community Daily Gratitude Journals and the IDP Twitter feed (#IDPGratitude)
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November 19, 2012
Last year, I posted the below article to the IDP blog, at the conclusion of my participation in our first year-long Immersion Training program.   Since then, my path has continued to unfold before me and reveal itself in ways obvious and...
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November 19, 2012
When I was young, I vaguely remember seeing something on television from the 1960s of some young people handing out free food.  It was a soup, or porridge of some kind, and they were doling it out in bowls to whoever was hungry.  It may...
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November 14, 2012
  A 2k10 flashback:
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November 11, 2012
Here are the top 10 things I learned in the two craziest weeks of 2012. May all experience lead to insight, and may all insight lead to skillful means. And may all skillful means lead to an end of suffering, and may that lead to all sentient beings...
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October 31, 2012
  "'Trust yourself' doesn't mean 'believe your thoughts'.  It means to allow yourself to not know and don't fill it up with an opinion." Sokuzan Bob Brown
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September 15, 2012
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche defined sacred space as "a space that is recognized with heart and mind, that radiates a particular atmosphere you cannot help but feel."
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September 5, 2012
Michelle Obama's speech was inspiring. I encourage you to watch it. I like her. I might even say I love her, but in her passionate descriptions of her father’s struggles, Mr. Obama’s upbringing, and her and her husband’s very typical (and also rare...
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July 3, 2012
  Zen teacher Ed Brown is a brilliant cook and founder of the Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, famous for its natural foods cuisine. But during Ed’s early days as a cook at the Tassajara mountain retreat center, he had a problem. No matter...
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June 11, 2012
Break out your thinking caps and twitter fingers...
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May 2, 2012
"Having discovered tools with an immediate impact, for what are we going to use them?" - Dick Higgins
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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 28, 2012
One day someone will write a history of this time and see how predictable it all was.   "Well of course they started meditating, Barack Obama was their president, and the shores were receding...they couldn't fake it forever."
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March 26, 2012
Navigating the social and environmental landscapes impacted by our consumption is a bit like following a single, long piece of thread through a thick forest -- there’s no sense of when and where it might end, and who knows if you’ll ever go back to...
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