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Practice Circle: The Antidote to Hatred

| January 19, 2017 | 5 Comments
Practice Circle: The Antidote to Hatred

In this world Hate never yet dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate. This is the law, Ancient and inexhaustible. Dhammapada As a mother watches over her child, willing to risk her own life to protect her only child, so with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings, suffusing the whole world with unobstructed […]

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Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Views On And Interactions With African Americans

| July 8, 2015 | 8 Comments
Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Views On And Interactions With African Americans

Recently, the US media has focused on violence against African Americans – specifically by various police departments. The focus has lead to a lot of anger and a lot of opinions – but what is the TRUTH of these situations? Maybe we’ll never know for sure, but a leading suggestion is that there’s some kind […]

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The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 4

| May 31, 2015 | 2 Comments
The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 4

This is “Part 4” of a series on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s Forgiveness Challenge:   http://forgivenesschallenge.com/   which aligns with the ideas of a Secular Buddhism more than many expect (just keep reading and see for yourself).   If you haven’t read the first article, I encourage you to here: Part 1 I suspect that […]

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The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 3

| May 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 3

This is “Part 3” of a series on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s Forgiveness Challenge:   http://forgivenesschallenge.com/   which aligns with the ideas of a Secular Buddhism more than many expect (just keep reading and see for yourself).   If you haven’t read the first article, I encourage you to here: Part 1 I suspect that […]

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The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 2

| May 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 2

This is “Part 2” of a series on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s Forgiveness Challenge:   http://forgivenesschallenge.com/   which aligns with the ideas of a Secular Buddhism more than many expect (just keep reading and see for yourself). If you haven’t read the first article, I encourage you to here: Part 1 I suspect that this […]

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The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 1

| May 17, 2015 | 1 Comment
The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 1

All Buddhisms place a high value on the truth, and so that is where I’ll begin: The Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, so involved in the process of reconciliation (i.e. forgiveness) in post-Apartheid South Africa, decided to take what he learned from those experiences (and those of others) and turn it into a sort of program […]

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Practice Circle: Jason Siff and Recollective Awareness Meditation

| January 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
Practice Circle: Jason Siff and Recollective Awareness Meditation

Happy New Year! We’re excited to be starting 2015 with our first guest-led Practice Circle featuring Jason Siff, the author of “Unlearning Meditation” and “Thoughts are Not the Enemy.” Over the next two Practice Circle sessions, Jason will be teaching us the technique he calls Recollective Awareness Meditation, which involves open awareness practice, journaling, and […]

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