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Learn the “BASICS” of Insight Meditation

The term “insight meditation” comes from the Pali word Vipassana. It is the ability to see clearly and deeply into what is unfolding in our lives. Insight practice reveals what has created our present conditions [...]

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How to Practice Zazen

Jules Shuzen Harris teaches the meditation practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism, from the "How to Practice" section of the Shambhala Sun. There are many forms of meditation that offer you the opportunity to [...]

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A Bodhicitta Practice

Pema Chödrön offers a method for generating love and compassion for all human beings. The best way to begin this practice is by thinking of a person whose suffering you feel strongly and whose happiness is very [...]

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Thich Nhat Hanh on Walking Meditation

The practice of mindful walking, says Thich Nhat Hanh, is a profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth. We breathe, take a mindful step, and come back to our true home. Read on [...]

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DIY Dharma: You Have Everything You Need

You have a mind, body, thoughts, and a natural bent toward awakening. From that great beginning, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief offers helpful guidelines for the path ahead of you. From the Shambhala Sun's special [...]