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roadTravelling into the breath
by Arthakusalin

Belgian Buddhist and social worker Arthakusalin offers a stream-of-consciousness approach to meditating -- sharing a journey into the breath.

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Living as a RiverImpressions from a collective decision making process
by Sunada

When Sunada's sangha in Boston had a big decision to make, they tried something different. Rather than taking a majority vote, they went for the challenge of finding a group consensus. In other words, they talked through a process where everyone contributed to envisioning a solution that all could support. And what a ride that was.

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book coverMeditation upon arising
by Saddhamala

Our minds are very busy, Saddhamala points out, and often seem to have a "mind" of their own. If you have meditated, you are aware of how busy the mind can be. But what do you do next?

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hands"Buddhist Geeks" interview with Bodhipaksa

Buddhist Geeks is an insanely popular podcast, featuring in-depth interviews with some of the most influential Buddhist teachers around today. Recently the Buddhist Geeks' Vince Horn interviewed Bodhipaksa about his new book, Living as a River, which explores how penetrating the truths of impermanence and insubstantiality can free us from fear and clinging.

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Quote of the month

Living as a River"Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void."
- Paul Klee

The artist, Paul Klee, in making a statement about the nature of creativity, inadvertantly touches on the truth of anatta, or non-self. Bodhipaksa explains that the evidence for non-self is everywhere -- if we just let go of our preconceptions and look directly at our experience.

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book cover"Sex, Sin and Zen, by Brad Warner
Reviewed by Kim Bülow Bonfils

"Dharma Punk" Brad Warner takes a no-holds-barred approach to sex and the modern Buddhist, exploring masturbation, homosexuality, and other issues with a direct and bold approach. But does he sometimes cling too much to tradition? Composer (and guest-reviewer) Kim Bülow Bonfils exposes all!

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book cover"Living Well With Pain and Illness," by Vidyamala Burch
Reviewed by Padraig O'Morain

Vidyamala suffered spinal injuries that left her with excruciating pain. After years of inner work she has found peace with her discomfort, and in her new book she shares her hard-won wisdom. Journalist and mindfulness teacher Padraig O'Morain reviews this valuable contribution to the literature on mindfulness and well-being.

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book cover"Life Happens," by Cheryl Rezek
Reviewed by Bodhipaksa

Life Happens is the work of Cheryl Rezek, a UK-based clinical psychologist who teaches mindfulness as a way of helping her clients deal with often difficult life situations. It combines pithy insights in written form with excellent audio instructions that guide the listener through a variety of meditative exercises and even physical stretches.

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book coverThe "Eat, Pray, Love" phenomenon
Reviewed by Mandy Sutter

Elizabeth Gilbert's book Eat, Pray, Love, the story of one woman's search for physical, emotional and spiritual fulfilment, was a runaway bestseller, and has now been made into a Hollywood film starring Julia Roberts. But is it all horribly indulgent? Mandy Sutter investigates.

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book coverMusic CD: Dhamma Gita: Music of Young Practitioners Inspired by the Dhamma
Reviewed by Bodhipaksa

A recent compilation CD brings together young Buddhist musicians working in a variety of genres including folk, rock, electronica, and jazz. The variety is stunning, and so are many of the songs...

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