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The Meditating Practitioner

The Meditating Practitioner – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Greg Wolk, Seattle, WA About two years ago after returning from travels as Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s attendant, I hung out my own shingle as a solo attorney with equal parts excitement and trepidation. I decided to take advantage of a service provided through ... continue
Posted June 6, 2014 by
Collaborating Support for Homeless Youth

Collaborating Support for Homeless Youth – HIGHLIGHT

Samadhi Cushions and the Reciprocity Foundation’s support for Homeless Youth by Michael Taney, St. Johnsbury, VT Last month the marketing folks at Samadhi Cushions worked feverishly – and electronically – to let customers know about their efforts to assist the Reciprocity Foundation. A short history The Reciprocity Foundation is an ... continue
Posted May 7, 2014 by
Shambhala Meditation App: Now Live!

Shambhala Meditation App: Now Live! – HIGHLIGHT

Look for the new Shambhala Meditation App on an iTunes near you… article by Gordon Shotwell Shambhala just released its first meditation app, which is available now on the iTunes store. I’ve been involved in this project since its inception and so thought it would be helpful to ... continue
Posted March 18, 2014 by
A Taste for Running

A Taste for Running – HIGHLIGHT

Running with the Mind of Meditation: In France written by Eric Rugani, Elise Le Goff-Maes, and Christophe Penkerc’h edited Ani Dawa Chotso The idea had been in the air for some years among some rock climbers of the sangha to propose a weekend called “meditation and rock climbing”, that ... continue
Posted February 12, 2014 by
Mind, Unfurling

Mind, Unfurling – HIGHLIGHT

Sitting a Weekthun by Leslie Gossett, Oakland, CA I’ve started writing this three different times already. Each time, I write “The first thing that struck me was…” and what comes next keeps changing. So I don’t actually remember the order in which things struck me. But when I ... continue
Posted January 12, 2014 by
Casting Spells: the Magic of Letters

Casting Spells: the Magic of Letters – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, B.C. Consider for a moment the letters on this page. On one level, letters have been familiar since we were four years old. You might feel impatient: “no big deal, let’s move on. I know all about letters.” However, as a meditator, ... continue
Posted August 30, 2013 by
Mind and Butter Tarts

Mind and Butter Tarts – HIGHLIGHT

Morning sun at Juniper HillBack to Basic Goodness: My First Weekthun by Jacqueline Larson, Toronto Group retreats are often described as “potent” ways to deepen one’s meditation practice. I finally experienced that potency for the first time in a weekthun at Juniper Hill. Patricia Hayward directed the retreat ... continue
Posted July 10, 2013 by jacqueline_larson
Family Meditation

Family Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Family Meditation – three generationsby Kerry and Kelly MacLean, mother-daughter duo It’s early in the morning; even the sun is still sleeping. Hector and Kerry peel themselves out of bed to wake up their five kids in time to get a brief meditation in before school. Kelly, ... continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by
Naked Mind, the Film

Naked Mind, the Film – HIGHLIGHT

Denmo Ibrahim at Earthbody interviews filmmaker Sarah Barab “Meditation is the direct path to understanding the nature of the mind,” says Sarah Barab in explaining what sparked the journey of her new film Naked Mind. Barab joined up with filmmaker Pax Winters to travel the world pursuing a ... continue
Posted March 22, 2013 by
The Soil at the Root of Loneliness

The Soil at the Root of Loneliness – HIGHLIGHT

by William Brown, Los Angeles On a rainy Sunday morning twenty years ago I was leaving a diner in Seattle. Just as I passed the pay phones and touched the door, I heard a woman behind me say, “I’m just so lonely that I don’t know what ... continue
Posted January 28, 2013 by
The Buddha, Humming

The Buddha, Humming – HIGHLIGHT

Short story by Lorna Drew When I walked into the room, the Buddha was humming. I knew because the rice kernels in the bowls were tinkling, and because the Buddha had done this before. He’d been humming for a while now, but I’d never confronted him. This ... continue
Posted December 17, 2012 by
Shambhala Boston: In the World

Shambhala Boston: In the World – HIGHLIGHT

Shastri Carolyn Krusinskiby Mary Coonan At the Sakyong’s urging, the Boston Shambhala Center has been actively connecting with synergistic opportunities in the community to join with efforts to uncover basic goodness within different professional realms. On October 5th, Shastri Carolyn Krusinski presented meditation instructions to over 250 ... continue
Posted October 19, 2012 by
Walking With the Senses, and Other Ideas

Walking With the Senses, and Other Ideas – HIGHLIGHT

by Kipp Efinger, Washington DC Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has said that true confidence is synchronization of mind and body. This rings true for me, based on experience. I recently came away from a dathun (4 week meditation and mindfulness retreat), and when people ask me how the ... continue
Posted October 10, 2012 by
Meditation… in Everyday Life?

Meditation… in Everyday Life? – HIGHLIGHT

by Dave McKeel, NYC I always hated horror movies as a kid. I remember running out of the room screaming whenever a commercial for the latest Nightmare On Elm Street sequel would come on the TV. Those commercials were not just a surprise; they were a betrayal – ... continue
Posted September 30, 2012 by
Sit Here Now

Sit Here Now – HIGHLIGHT

by Anne-Marie Keppel, Montpelier, Vermont My ten-year-old daughter is trying to understand how her mind works. She is becoming curious of her frustrations and anxieties and becoming aware of how they sometimes take over and cause stress and unhappy feelings. Slowly and solidly, she is creating a ... continue
Posted September 21, 2012 by


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