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Helping to make the world a more compassionate place

sit-love-give-buddhaAs the Buddha said,

“Looking after oneself, one looks after others.
Looking after others, one looks after oneself.”

(Attānaṃ rakkhanto paraṃ rakkhati.
Paraṃ rakkhanto attānaṃ rakkhati.)

Over the last 33 days of our 100 Days of Lovingkindness, I’ve written a blog post every day. Here’s a list of all the posts I’ve written, offering teachings on developing lovingkindness and compassion.

I hope you’re finding all this useful. If you haven’t had a chance to read these posts yet, then of course they’ll be there for you in the future.

Many people have said that they’ve benefited from this writing I’m doing, and it’s even been suggested that I turn all these posts into a book. I feel a slight knot of anxiety in my belly whenever this is suggested, because I know how much work is involved in putting a book together, even when you have plenty of raw material to work with. But we’ll see…

Anyway, did you know it’s taking me close to half of my working hours every week to keep up these blog posts? I love doing it; I find it rewarding to reflect on my practice and to share it; I find it rewarding beyond words to hear that other people are benefitting from what I’m doing here. But every hour I’m writing for you is an hour I’m not earning anything. (We don’t carry ads on Wildmind).

I need your help.

I’ve only been able to write so much recently because of the support of readers like you, because of the support of people who see the benefits of practicing, and who appreciate having spiritual sustenance. In fact, Wildmind wouldn’t be here without their support.

So I’m appealing to you to make a donation to Wildmind to help support what I’m doing. One-time donations are great (click on the button labelled “donate”); recurring donations are even more helpful (use the drop-down menu to select an amount and then click on the button that says “subscribe”).

In supporting Wildmind, not only will you be helping yourself, but you’ll be helping to make the world a more compassionate place.

Thank you!
Bodhipaksa





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PS. You can see a complete list all the 100 Days of Lovingkindness posts here.

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Bodhipaksa is a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and a published author. He founded Wildmind in 2001. Bodhipaksa has published many guided meditation CDs and guided meditation MP3s.

He teaches at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, New Hampshire. You can follow Bodhipaksa on Twitter, join him on Facebook, or hang out with him on .

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Comment from Nora Beck Judd
Time: May 14, 2013, 5:20 pm

Already done! And I encourage others who have found Bodhipaksa and Wildmind to be beneficial to their practice to help out, too!

Mahalo (thank you in Hawaiian), Bodhipaksa!

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Comment from Peter Horler
Time: May 14, 2013, 6:52 pm

Ah! To be a victim of one’s success.
I’m a subscriber, so I appreciate the value of your work.
I hope that all the members of the 100 Days and Wildmind sanghas are subscribers, or will take this opportunity to become subscribers.
I’m sure none of them would want to become a burden to you. I know there will be some whose straitened circumstances (although $3 a month, your minimum, means foregoing just 1 coffee) preclude subscribing.
I would urge you to continue this work, even if 100 v3, is a subscription only sangha(?)
Much metta
Peter

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: May 14, 2013, 7:51 pm

I do tend to take on too much, and to neglect the business of making a living. But hopefully dāna from those who appreciate the work that goes into this site will make it less necessary to worry about keeping afloat financially. The support we’ve already received has taken us a long way in that direction anyway.

The 100 Days posts will definitely stay public; I want the work we do to benefit as many people as possible.

Thank you for thinking about our needs!
Bodhipaksa

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