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    On The Cushion: Q & A with Douglas Phillips Paid Member

    I’m sitting every day and I feel like I’m not getting anywhere. What should I do? Ideally, teachers respond not just to the question but also to the person asking it. We would want to know more about how long you have been sitting every day and for how long you sit. What happens during your meditation, and how have you worked with it? What motivates you to practice, and is your practice really designed to get�"I’m sitting every day and I feel like I’m not getting anywhere. What should I do?" More »
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    The Merry-Go-Round of Desire Paid Member

    A contemporary psychiatrist uses ancient Buddhist wisdom to make sense of desire in our everyday lives. More »
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    May We All Be Happy Paid Member

    May all beings be happy. May they live in safety and joy. All living beings, Whether weak or strong, Tall, stout, average, or short, Seen or unseen, near or distant, Born or to be born, May they all be happy. - From the Metta Sutta, Sutta Nipata I.8 Metta, or lovingkindness, is one of the most important Buddhist practices. Simply stated, metta is the heartfelt wish for the well-being of oneself and others. When describing metta, the Buddha used the analogy of the care a� More »
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    As the Clouds Vanish Paid Member

    A father and his son speak on Dzogchen, called the Great Perfection in Tibetan Dharma More »
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    Breathing with Joseph Goldstein Paid Member

    We begin with breath, opening to the feeling or the sensation of each breath, each movement of the rise and fall or in and out, without any expectation of how any particular breath should be, not trying to force it into a particular pattern, not thinking that there should be any one kind of sensation. It is a settling back into each moment, with a great deal of care and precision, and being open to� More »
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    The Truth About Gossip Paid Member

    HAVE YOU EVER gossiped about someone, then regretted it for years, unable to apologize because you lost touch with the person? That's me. So Rosie Knox, wherever you are, I apologize for all the horrible things I said about you in sixth grade. And while I'm at it, I apologize to all the hundreds if not thousands of people I've hurt with selfish speech. And I apologize to myself for filling my mind with nasty… More »