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Introductory

 Four week intro course: The Path of Mindfulness and Love

Follow-on Meditation Courses

 Change Your Mind
 Awakening the Heart
 Entering the Path of Insight


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 One-on-one meditation or life coaching

December 2008 Issue: Spiritual materialism

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On Practice

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Dharma on zero dollars a day
by Walker Douglas

In a time of global financial meltdown, it may be wise to consider that many of the best things in life are indeed free, including self-awareness, happiness, and the freedom to explore one's own experience. Bodhipaksa shares some reflections from a former monk.

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Bodhisattva ManjushriBid for freedom
by Vishvapani

Is it possible to combine spiritual practice with professional poker, to remain detached and equanimous in the midst of a game full of bluffing, and where the aim is to take away other people's money? In 2005 Vishvapani talked this over with Andrew Black, one of the world's finest poker players — and a devout Buddhist.

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SproutGoals in the spiritual life
by Sunada

Are spiritual goals dangerous triggers for grasping and selfish desire? Do we need to let go of goals in order to be truly free and happy? Sunada doesn't think so. She argues that it's not the goals themselves that are the problem, but how we approach them.

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samuraiIs your meditation smoking?
by Bodhipaksa

Is your meditation smoking? Or is smoking your meditation? Bodhipaksa shares an anecdote about smoking and meditation, and explores the difference between meditation as a sitting practice and meditation as an attitude towards ordinary activity.

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Quote of the Month

portrait"Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment."
- Mark Twain

Everyone is prey to distractedness, to seeing solace in activity as an escape from experiencing ourselves. In fact this is one of the major obstacles to a meaningful life. Bodhipaksa argues, however, that the force underlying our distractedness is a creative one, and that properly channeled it can take us all the way to enlightenment.

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Connect with other practitioners in The Open Circle

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If you've been looking for the support and encouragement of a community of like-minded spiritual practitioners, the Open Circle may be just right for you.

The Open Circle is an ongoing discussion forum in which you can explore Buddhist teachings and apply them in your life.

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And we're offering a limited number of no-strings, free, two-week trials. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you're interested, just reply to this email expressing your interest.

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Meditation in the News: Top Five Stories of the Past Month

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Each month we bring you the media buzz on meditation.