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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. If you are inspired to [...]

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How to Eat an Apple

Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung show you that the simple act of eating an apple mindfully can bring you many delights. Let’s have a taste of mindfulness. Take an apple out of your refrigerator. Any apple will [...]


5 Reasons to Meditate

Yes, it's a strange thing to do -- just sit there and do basically nothing. Yet the simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us [...]

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Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem

A personal meditation practice is the foundation of Buddhism, but do we need more? Essentially we make the journey alone, but many people find that committing themselves to the three jewels—Buddha, dharma, and [...]

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How to do Mindfulness Meditation

“Mindfulness practice is simple and completely feasible, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. "Just by sitting and doing nothing, we are doing a tremendous amount.” In mindfulness meditation, or shamatha, we are trying to [...]