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    Tricycle Q & A: Daniel Goleman Paid Member

    Bestselling author Daniel Goleman answers questions from Tricycle readers.Bestselling author Daniel Goleman answers the top three questions from Tricycle readers. See the other questions readers asked Daniel Goleman.   1- What would a socially intelligent political system look like?   Social intelligence can manifest at the individual, group, or systems level and so the idea of a socially intelligent political system makes sense in theory. Practice is another story.   Among the key elements of social intelligence most relevant to the political process are:   ”Attunement: Listening with full receptivity.   ”Empathic Accuracy: Understanding another’s thoughts, feelings, and intentions—in other words, their point of view.   More »
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    Meditation Pie Paid Member

    Martha Henry wonders if she can mediate and bake a pie at the same time. More »
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    Family Dharma: The Fragility of Silence Paid Member

    In his introduction to breathing meditation the Buddha said, “The meditator, having gone to the forest, to the shade of a tree, or to an empty building, sits down with legs folded crosswise, body held erect, and sets mindfulness to the fore. Always mindful, the meditator breathes in; mindful, the meditator breathes out.”More »
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    Family Dharma: Barbie, Ken and Ordinary Happiness Paid Member

    The Buddha taught, “There is no greater happiness than peace.” He described inner peace, or peace of mind as “genuine happiness" and contrasted this with the more “ordinary happiness” that can be gained from sensory pleasures, material possessions, money, fame, good health or good fortune. I have reflected often on this profound teaching, and as with all spiritual truths, my understanding of it continues to evolve over time.More »
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    Family Dharma: Barbie, Ken and Ordinary Happiness Paid Member

    The Buddha taught, "There is no greater happiness than peace." He described inner peace, or peace of mind as "genuine happiness" and contrasted this with the more "ordinary happiness" that can be gained from sensory pleasures, material possessions, money, fame, good health or good fortune. I have reflected often on this profound teaching, and as with all spiritual truths, my understanding of it continues to evolve over time. When I teach Buddhism and meditation to… More »
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    The Elusive Mind Paid Member

    An excerpt from Mingyur Rinpoche's new book, The Joy of Living. More »