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Friends, Not Food • When the Buddha taught us to abstain from taking life, he didn’t make an exception for animals we like to eat. While many Buddhists eat meat, BOB ISAACSON of Dharma Voices for Animals argues they shouldn’t.
Do you practice Buddhism together with another faith?
5 Ways to Make the World Better Through Facebook • KAREN MAEZEN MILLER gives us tools to engage with our fellow Facebookers in ways that benefit us all.
Monks Have It Easy • Sure, appreciating each grain of rice is doable when you’re in a monastery kitchen. ANDREA MILLER tests out Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook in a kitchen ruled by toddlers and exhaustion.
The Kindness of Others • Studies show that one of the best ways to become kinder and more secure is to contemplate the good that other people have done for us. Here is a four-step practice from Greater Good in Action to help us remember how others have been there when we needed them most.
Our Beloved Enemies • SYLVIA BOORSTEIN shows us how, with practice, we can glimpse new ways of relating to loved ones, even when we’re stuck.
Grandma’s Riddle • MEGUMI YOSHIDA on how words that seemingly have no meaning can mean so much.
Hugging Meditation • Nothing warms the heart like a loving hug. To make the experience even deeper and more healing, THICH NHAT HANH teaches us this practice of hugging meditation he created.
The Power of Repentance • In this selection from the Spring issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, Zen priest KONJIN GAELYN GODWIN explains how the Buddhist repentance ceremony leads to healing, clarity, and openness.
Lama Tsultrim Allione
The Joy of Self-Caring • We’ve been sold on the idea that self-care means chocolates and bubble baths (not that there’s anything wrong with them). But CYNDI LEE says real self-caring is a practice, not a treat. It’s how you show yourself the love and compassion you deserve.
Only Nirvana Is More Beautiful • ANDREA MILLER visits the ancient artistic wonder known as the Ajanta Caves. As an inscription inside says, it’s best to attain nirvana, but second best is living in beauty.
DAN HARRIS is 10% HAPPIER (and he’s happy with that) • Network anchor Dan Harris keeps his Buddhism real. His bestselling book and popular app offer down-to-earth wisdom and achievable goals. As Harris tells JENNIFER KEISHIN ARMSTRONG, he wants to help bring meditation from the fringes to the mainstream.
BUDDHISM? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT • There are lots of spiritual apps to choose from. SAM LITTLEFAIR looks at some apps with a Buddhist bent that offer teachings and meditation tips.
Right Swiping The Dharma of Online Dating, Part 2 • In which Alicia moves from swiping matches to real-life dates. LINDSAY KYTE meddles.
LOVING-KINDNESS PRACTICE FOR ONLINE DATING
The Beautiful Negative Ions of Governance • A Poem for the Swearing-in Ceremony and Historic Inauguration of Jared Polis as Governor of Colorado, January 8, 2019
The Bodhisattva Attitude • We all have an attitude, says Zen teacher NORMAN FISCHER, our own way of approaching life. You can start to take a bodhisattva’s attitude toward life by practicing generosity and appreciation.
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