Monthly Archive for August, 2011

: August, 2011

You are What You Hate: More Advice from Pema Chodron

Oh my God, I wasn’t in the door five minutes today when I found myself boiling with irritation. The drive! Please, the hurricane was on Sunday. Why are people still driving like they can’t find the
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Sit on Your Hands: What to do when the world is turned upside down

Beautiful weather we’ve been having. Yesterday, after the earthquake nonsense, I sat for a few moments on a bench. Fall is coming. Already there are leaves curled on the grass, but the sky was blue,
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Inner Calm: Wisdom from the Dalai Lama, stock market blues

One of the reasons I find Buddhism so encouraging is that as you read across traditions and lineages — that is, if you read Zen, or Tibetan, or Cambodian, or Indian expressions of Buddhism, they don’t
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Why are Addicts, Addicts? : A blunted system for reward?

Why do some people become addicts, and other people seem to handle the alcohol and the drugs, or even play around with them for awhile and shake them. The New York Times had an uncharacteristically
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