Tag Archives: Doctrine & Practice

Living intentionally

A friend of mine recently asked me how I am able to keep calm and collected in the midst of major stress and uncertain times. On a recent occasion, she accidentally burned a hole in my carpet. Quite literally, my response was, "Okay.  And?" I recognized that what had occurred could not be undone. And, in all honesty, what would be the point of blowing up?

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Ask a Buddhist: What is the key to meditating?

You’ve landed on a central issue for every meditator: what to do with a drifting mind. The question addresses the irony that we have a learning curve to simply be with our experience of being. Meditation is just a circumscribed time of minimal distraction.

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POLL: Have you ever fasted?

Although they do it at different times and for different reasons, the faithful followers of many religious traditions participate in some kind of fast.

The Jewish fast day of Tisha B'Av, a day of mourning, began on the evening of July 15.

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What is discipleship?

Luke 9:51-62 invites us to reflect on the issue of discipleship. Discipleship is often misunderstood in our culture. We tend to think of a disciple, especially in a Christian context, as one who has some familiarity with Jesus, and who is favorably disposed toward him.

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