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How Practice and Creativity Can Open Up Your Metta

It was an honor to join millions around the world in giving metta, loving-kindness meditation, to my fellow beings on World Day of Metta! Although, like most Buddhists, I do “formal” metta every day, as well as “metta in the moment,” it felt good to set aside a special time to give metta with so many […]

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Celebrate World Day of Metta!

Today, March 20, 2013, the organizers of the World Day of Metta are asking people all around the world to open their hearts and from 12 PM to 2 PM, local time, to meditate on and offer the following metta to all beings of the world: THE METTA May all beings have fresh clean water […]

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Yes, God is Gay-and Straight, and Black, White, and a Flower!

The spate of suicides and deaths of gay and lesbian young people reported in the news recently has broken my heart and the hearts of many.  But these tragic stories are but the tip of the iceberg: In in “Death of California youth puts focus on rise in antigay bullying,” the Christian Science Monitor wrote: […]

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Some More Helpul Tips on Walking Meditation

Yesterday I offered some beginning walking meditation instruction by Ajahn Brahmavamso in a post entitled “Freshen Up Your Practice with Walking Meditation.” Today, I want to share further instruction by another skillful Theravadan monk, Venerable Sujiva. This instruction is from an article called “For the Stilling of Volcanoes.” The article is an introduction to insight […]

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Freshen Up Your Practice with Walking Meditation

If you’ve been doing sitting meditation for a while, you might want to look into walking meditation as a way to “freshen up” your meditative practice.  This is the advice of Ajahn Brahmavamso in his instruction that I’m sharing below.  I can attest from my own practice how helpful walking meditation can be.  In fact, […]

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Ajahn Brahmavamso teaches Loving-kindness Meditation

Ajahn Brahmavamso is a wonderful Theravadan monk whose wit and humor help bring the dharma alive.  Because of his courageous stand on the ordination of women as Buddhist nuns, I thought it would be good to give people who are not familiar with him a feel for Ajahn Brahm’s skill as a teacher. I think […]

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Brave Hearts-Ajahn Brahmavamso Ordains Women Monks

From time to time, I’m going to highlight some individual or group that shows remarkable courage in the face of adversity or in standing up against injustice. I call them brave hearts. Today I want to call attention to the courage of Ajahn Brahmavamso, or Ajahn Brahm (as he is affectionately known) for taking the […]

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