Tag: letting go

Practice Circle: Trust Emergence

| November 10, 2017 | 1 Comment
Practice Circle: Trust Emergence

When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, 11/12/17, at 8 pm Central, we’ll work with a practice called Insight Dialogue. To prepare, I thought I’d share this essay we originally published in 2015. Please go to the Practice Circle discussion forum if you like more detail on the instructions for practicing Insight Dialogue. At Practice […]

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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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Staying in the Body and Out of the Mind

| August 5, 2012 | 52 Comments
Staying in the Body and Out of the Mind

We’ve all been there. An argument with a relative erupts, and on your drive home you relive the experience repeatedly, so when you arrive, you realize you weren’t aware of most of the drive. For the rest of the night, you replay that argument mentally, say the things you wish you’d thought of then, and […]

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Letting Go of the Raft

| September 3, 2011 | 7 Comments
Letting Go of the Raft

  *~*~* “I shall show you how the Dhamma is similar to a raft, being for the purpose of crossing over, not for the purpose of grasping…” *~*~* [MN 22.13 All translations of the sutta in this post are by Bhikkhu Bodhi] *~*~* The Buddha’s simile of the raft gets a lot of use lately […]

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The Goal of Practice

| August 12, 2011 | 40 Comments
The Goal of Practice

This simple approach leads to some startling possibilities, the most significant of which is a radical change in the goal of dharma practice.

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Embracing Joy and Sorrow Fearlessly by Letting Go

| August 10, 2011 | 14 Comments
Embracing Joy and Sorrow Fearlessly by Letting Go

I recall when I first started studying Buddhism how surprised and unsettled I felt at all the talk of dispassion and letting go.

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Anatomy of Seeing into Experience: Right View

| July 9, 2011 | 5 Comments
Anatomy of Seeing into Experience: Right View

This is Part 1 of a series of exploration and practice into the first factor of The Eightfold Path. This first factor really holds within it the entire path. It’s not something you master and move onto the second, but is a journey of exploration that carries over into all the other factors as well. […]

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