We all want to make the world a better place, but doing so can be at times difficult, frustrating, even stressful. Rather than turning towards cynicism, why not start making the world a better place by working with yourself? A good article from the Washington Post notes that work on oneself should not preclude work…

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Daily practice along the path is like weeding our yard. Weeds tend to sprout if the ground lies unattended, but by diligent effort we can make a difference. We’ll consider that metaphor in this video. Check out my Patreon page!  

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When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, April 8, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll conclude our four-part examination of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness by examining the Fourth Foundation, mindfulness of dharmas. The word dharma, or dhamma in Pali, has a number of meanings, but in this instance it refers…

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Buddhist practice shares many similarities to psychotherapy, and many contemporary psychologists are learning about Buddhist practice in order to deepen their own. However they also have some important differences that must be kept in mind. What are they, and when should we seek one or the other? Recent Tricycle article Another interesting article from a…

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I’ve been reading Beth Ann Mulligan’s The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness, which is impressive for the way she uses anecdotes from her secular MBSR course to illustrate basic Buddhist principles. In that spirit, when Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, March 25, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll continue our four-part…

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Click Here at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, February 25th to Join the Live Session. During January and February, Practice Circle will be aligned with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Live program offered by Ted Meissner and Amy Balentine. There may be people from that class joining Practice Circle as an additional opportunity to…

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For those who don’t know, New Zealand has a lively Secular Buddhist community: https://secularbuddhism.org.nz/ http://www.onemindfulbreath.org.nz/ http://abet.nz/   Last month, the prominent Ramsey Margolis announced via his newsletter that he wanted to try to lead a free, online meditation using Zoom similar to SBA US’s Practice Circle. Not only had he gone out of his way to…

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Spiritual bypassing is a condition we can all fall into from time to time, even those of us who do not see ourselves on a “spiritual” path. What is the condition and how can we strive to avoid it?

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I’m sure we all know that watching YouTube videos isn’t really adequate as a form of practice. So how should we view our ongoing practice? How long will it take to reach the goal? In this video I’ll discuss five keys we should use to engage best with practice.

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