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Happy New Year!
Now that it's 2013, how do you hope to grow with your Buddhist practice in the upcoming year? Perhaps you have made a resolution to become more involved in your local sangha, or to practice right speech, or to finally make it to that retreat you've always wanted to go on. Whatever your Buddhist New Year resolution may be, we would love to hear about it! And if you haven't made one yet, now is the perfect time to do so, or to check in with any resolutions you might have made last year.
Throughout the month, Buddhist teacher Josh Korda will be available to answer any questions or concerns you might have about your resolutions. For instance, how can we be more gentle with ourselves when we don't live up to them? Or, how can we set goals for ourselves in a tradition that emphasizes that there are no goals to achieve, anyway?
Josh began his studies in Theravada Buddhism in 1996. He is currently the guiding teacher at New York Dharmapunx and serves as a visiting teacher at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He'll be checking in with us from Thailand, where he just finished a weeklong silent retreat in the Khao Sok jungle (what a way to start the new year off right!). You can read his article in the Fall 2012 issue of Tricycle, "Now What?" about overcoming addiction, here, and watch his online retreat, "Making Friends with Your Demons and Hungry Ghosts: Buddhist Tools for Recovery," here.
Post your resolutions and questions in the comments section below or email them in to firstname.lastname@example.org.