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January 2011: Happy New Year!

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roadEnlightenment in a myriad of beautiful ways
by Sunada

Sunada recently found a beautiful article by Jack Kornfield, which begins with the question, “Is enlightenment just a myth?” There are so many different descriptions of what enlightenment is like, we might begin to wonder whether it’s all made up, she says.

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hands holding flowerBeing mindful of pain
by Bodhipaksa

Bodhipaksa points out that meditation offers us a powerful paradox -- that becoming more mindful of our pain reduces the amount of pain we experience -- and highlights research showing that meditation does in fact reduce the amount of pain we feel.

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portraitHow to be rich and happy (whatever that means)
by Tim Brownson

Writing a book entitled How To Be Rich and Happy means rather unsurprisingly Tim regularly gets asked, what it means to be rich and happy, and he always responds by saying, “I have absolutely no idea.” As you can imagine, that is seldom the answer the person is looking for, or indeed expecting...

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Quote of the month

buddha head“Thought is gazing onto the face of life, and reading what can be read.”
- D.H. Lawrence

We often think that our thoughts are spiritually a problem, and our thoughts do indeed cause us a lot of suffering. But thought, Bodhipaksa argues, can also be the solution. The trick is recognizing whether thoughts are helpful or unhelpful.

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Reviews

book cover“Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life”
Reviewed by Mandy Sutter

On New Year’s Day, many of us will resolve to lose weight. But before we finalise our weight loss plans, writer Mandy Sutter recommends taking a look at Thich Nhat Hanh’s interesting new book on the science and spirituality of eating.

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book cover“Awake at the Wheel: Mindful Driving,” by Michele McDonald
Reviewed by Bodhipaksa

Michele McDonald, a long-time meditator and meditation teacher, brings the spotlight of awareness onto one of life’s great opportunities for spacing out, by showing how driving can become a powerful practice for staying anchored in the present moment.

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book cover“The Force of Kindness,” by Sharon Salzberg
Reviewed by Emily Breder

Emily Breder, a devoted meditation practitioner and writer of a national Buddhism column on Examiner.com, takes a look at Sharon Salzberg’s new book on kindness. Is kindness just about being soft and gentle, or is is really a force that can powerfully transform?

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