Living in the World

  • Don't Just Sit There Paid Member

    We all seek out meditation in order to relieve pain of one kind or another. If we weren’t at least vaguely dissatisfied, we wouldn’t try it.  Many of us sense that by working from the inside, meditation addresses the root of our problems. But that introspective effort remains handicapped if we give way to pain-producing actions and words off the cushion.  More »
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    No Problem Paid Member

    Fundamentally, there is no problem in life, because everything that happens is actually part of the human journey and human awakening, and all of it is leading us deeper and deeper into reality.From Darkness Before Dawn: Redefining the Journey Through Depression, edited by Tami Simon. Reprinted with permission of Sounds True. Reginald A. Ray, PhD, is an American Tibetan Buddhist teacher. Illustration by Roberto La Forgia More »
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    Einstein's Dreams Paid Member

    27 June 1905 Every Tuesday, a middle­ aged man brings stones from the quarry east of Berne to the masonry on Hodlerstrasse. He has a wife, two children grown and gone, a tubercular brother who lives in Berlin. He wears a gray wool coat in all seasons, works in the quarry until after dark, has dinner with his wife and goes to bed, tends his garden on Sundays. And on Tuesday mornings, he loads his truck with stones and comes to town. More »
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    13th Century Zen Master Dogen on Being Time Paid Member

    An ancient Buddha said: For the time being stand on top of the highest peak.For the time being proceed along the bottom of the deepest ocean.For the time being three heads and eight arms. For the time being an eight-or sixteen-foot body. For the time being a staff or whisk.For the time being a pillar or lantern.For the time being the sons of Zhang and Li.For the time being the earth and sky. More »
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    An Interview with Mel & Patricia Ziegler Paid Member

    Profession: EntrepreneursAge: 69; 65Location: Mill Valley, CA More »