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 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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March 2009: Living in the age of distraction

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On Practice

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Getting past boredom in meditation
by Sunada

Does meditation leave you feeling bored and restless? Maybe you took it up so you could find a refreshing oasis in the midst of a too-stressful life -- but just it’s not doing much for you. Sunada offers her perspectives on how to work through this all-too-common situation.

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handsResearch: Naming negative emotions makes them weaker
by Bodhipaksa

Wired Magazine reports on research thats of relevance to meditators -- especially those that use the vipassana technique of "noting," where we name the most prominent aspect of our experience, saying inwardly, for example, "anger, anger" when we recognize that that emotion is present.

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Quote of the Month

portrait"To do two things at once is to do neither" - Publilius Syrus

Bodhipaksa explains how multitasking is causing us stress, reducing our productivity, and making it harder to maintain focus when we need to -- and offers suggestions on how we can avoid its damaging effects.

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Book reviews

cover"The 12-Step Buddhist: Enhance Recovery from Any Addiction," by Darren Littlejohn

Alcoholics Anonymous' 12-Step Program offers a path of escape from the cycle of dependency, but it's a path that's heavily reliant on belief in a deity. Can Buddhism provide an alternative approach to addiction? Buddhist and incarcerated drug-offender Rich Cormier investigates "12-Step Buddhism" as outlined in a new book by Darren Littlejohn.

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cover"True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart," by Thich Nhat Hanh

Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is rightly known as a masterful teacher of mindfulness, having burst into the reading public’s attention with his now-classic "The Miracle of Mindfulness," but Bodhipaksa reviews his new book on lovingkindness and finds it to be a treasure-trove of teachings.

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Other articles

charles darwinFour reasons Buddhists can love evolution

Evolution -- at least in the United States -- has a deeply troubled relationship with religion. Or at least it does with some religions. Bodhipaksa explores why the vast majority of Buddhists think that evolution is the best explanation for the origins of human life on Earth.

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eliza dushkuThe Dollhouse and the Dharma

At the time of writing, so far there's only been one episode of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, so perhaps it's a bit early to be talking about overarching themes, leitmotifs, or its deeper meaning, but Bodhipaksa dives in to see what this new TV show says about identity and selfhood.

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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.