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April 2009: Celebrating impermanence

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On Practice

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Breaking up -- the Buddhist way
by Auntie Suvanna

They say breaking up is hard to do. Can Buddhism make it easier? Auntie Suvanna dispenses her wit and wisdom to a Buddhist wanting to undo a powerful attachment.

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leafOpening to Insight
by Kamalashila

Fundamentally, we don't know anything about anything. How then can we even begin to cultivate insight into how things really are? Author, practitioner, and Dharma teacher Kamalashila suggests how we can learn to open up to reality.

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flowing riverIf there is no self, then who's sitting here?
by Sunada

Does the Buddhist idea of "no self" strike you as bizarre or outrageous? Sunada has been reflecting on this difficult concept, and shares her thoughts on it so far. It isn't just an obscure philosophical point for mental gymnasts, she says. Paradoxically, she thinks the ideas can help us in a very real way toward finding and becoming more of who we really are.

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leafThe Centrality of Impermanence
by Justin Whitaker

If there is just one thing you should learn about this world, anicca is it. It may be an exaggeration to say that anicca, or impermanence, is the core of the Buddha's teaching, but when we look closely at this single idea, the whole of the Buddha’s teaching begins to open up.

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Quote of the Month

portrait"We must learn to die, and to die in the fullest sense of the word. The fear of the end is the source of all lovelessness…" - Richard Wagner

Wagner's advice, that we need to learn to die, may bring up thoughts of our mortality: thoughts we may not be comfortable dwelling upon. But Bodhipaksa suggests learning to die really means learning to live fully, embracing the ungraspable flow of life.

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Book reviews

cover"The Best of Inquiring Mind: 25 Years of Dharma, Drama, and Uncommon Insight"

As the exceptional, essential new anthology The Best of Inquiring Mind: 25 Years of Dharma, Drama, and Uncommon Insight underscores for us, Inquiring Mind journal has been a vital and heroic effort in English-language Buddhist media. The Reverend Danny Fisher celebrates this remarkable collection of writings.

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cover"Ten Zen Questions," by Susan Blackmore

Susan Blackmore's Ten Zen Questions, like so many Zen koans, may at first glance seem silly or pointless — "Where is this?" for example — but when approached with a focused mind they can be used to push back our assumptions and let us have a glimpse at what's really going on.

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charles darwin"Never Turn Away: The Buddhist Path Beyond Hope and Fear" by Rigdzin Shikpo

Tejananda, Buddhist practitioner, meditation teacher, and author of The Buddhist Path to Awakening, gives an overview of a new, fresh approach to translating the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism into a western idiom.

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Other articles

rikers islandWhat Rikers Island taught me about meditation, by Steve Bell

Prison can be a tough environment for those who work there as well as for inmates. Psychotherapist Steve Bell reflects on a few tough months spent in Rikers Island and realizes how much he learned by teaching meditation to incarcerated women.

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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.