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Family Buddhism

Family Buddhism | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it

Family Buddhism is about parenting and family relationships and how to bring the Buddha’s teachings into these areas of our lives. Family Buddhism is written, compiled and presented so that we might all be better able to practice Buddhism within the family context. And that we might be able to support others to bring the Buddha’s teachings into daily life ie being engaged Buddhists.

Engaged Buddhism is about living our lives through the Buddhist principles and precepts. It is about bringing Buddhism into every aspect of our lives – into our work, our family, our community, our home, our leisure.

Sometimes it is tempting to wish we had the opportunity to be a monk or nun so that we are able to devote our time to the study and practice of the Dharma. Yet, there is no better place to practice the Dharma than in our everyday life – especially in our family life. There is a saying:

The best place to meditate is in the tiger’s mouth.

This means that it is relatively easy to meditate on our comfy meditation cushion in the peace and quiet of the gompa. This takes very little skill or effort. But to stay calm and meditate in the midst of the turmoil and stress of life’s challenging moments is not so easy. This is where we can really advance our Buddhist practice. And what is more challenging than family life.

How wonderful!
How wonderful!
All things are
Perfect
Exactly as they are!
The Buddha

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Four tips for mindful eating

Four tips for mindful eating | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
Joanne Cohen-Katz, a psychologist and co-director of the Center for Mindfulness at Lehigh Valley Health Network, gave reporter Alisa Bowman some great tips on m...
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A Bite of Buddhism | Psychology Today

A Bite of Buddhism | Psychology Today | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
The benefits of cultivating the four sublime mental states.

more about Buddhism at my Tumblr blog: http://thebuddhismmagazine.tumblr.com/

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101 Zen Stories

A Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"

"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"

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An-Other-View Blog: Late night thoughts on suffering

An-Other-View Blog: Late night thoughts on suffering | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
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Why can’t I be up late at night thinking about finances or tomorrow’s next day, or even my mom’s death?
A good Buddhist would say that’s okay.
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Dispirited Photo blog

Dispirited Photo blog | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
This photo blog is for examples of the sometimes rather odd/clashing use of the Buddha as an image...
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Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom - Free eBook Downloads

Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom - Free eBook Downloads | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
Download the free eBook Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso...
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Joan Halifax Roshi: Peace and Engaged Buddhism - Beliefnet.com

Joan Halifax Roshi: Peace and Engaged Buddhism - Beliefnet.com | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
Beliefnet interviews the Zen priest on how the principles of Buddhism can benefit the world's pursuit of peace.
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5 Steps to Deal with Self-Doubt and Trust Your Self Again | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

5 Steps to Deal with Self-Doubt and Trust Your Self Again | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
Muting the voices of self-doubt gremlins can be quite a feat.
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Anger

Anger | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it

"It is natural for the immature to harm others.
Getting angry with them is like resenting a fire for burning."
Shantideva

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Journey To Buddhism: The story of Bahiya

Journey To Buddhism: The story of Bahiya | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
Thanks to journeytobuddhism:

If there was any beer company keeping records back in 600 BC, Bahiya- Daruciriya would hold the World Record as the one who took the least time to attain Nirvana.
The story of Bahiya is very interesting.
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A wonderful meditation timer for free and online

A wonderful meditation timer for free and online | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
doodle.png on Aviary.A wonderful meditation timer for free and online: http://www.onlinemeditationtimer.com/...
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5skandhas's comment, April 24, 2012 11:46 PM
Very useful.

As a matter of fact, I'll put it to use right now. :-)
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For an entire week Wongdue Sangpo has created a...

For an entire week Wongdue Sangpo has created a great mandala for peace in the center of the Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery. The Beckley community has come to see the Nepal Buddhist monk at work.
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Physicians are healing themselves through meditation

Physicians are healing themselves through meditation | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
It's not easy to work with critically ill children and stressed-out parents. Doctors who work in pediatric-palliative care do it every day. Conversations with parents are often tense; frustrations can boil over - on both sides.
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Meditation makes you more creative

Meditation makes you more creative | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking. This is the outcome of a study by cognitive psychologists.
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Tibetan Buddhism temples in China's Inner Mongolia (2) - People's Daily Online

Photo taken on April 15, 2012 shows pagodas outside the Guangzong Temple in the Alxa Left Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. A large mount of remedy and protection work for Tibetan Buddhism temples in Inner Mongolia has been done by the local governments these years. There are a total of 109 Tibetan Buddhism temples and some 4000 lamas in the region presently. (Xinhua/Zhao Tingting)

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Zen for High Schoolers: 'Notice the Anxiety. Notice the Fear.'

Zen for High Schoolers: 'Notice the Anxiety. Notice the Fear.' | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
A Zen Buddhist priest teaches meditation to high school students who learn how to understand volatile emotions.
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Mandalay: A Barefoot Climb on a Crowded Mandalay Hill | Ironwulf.net: En Route - The Philippines, Travel, Photography Blog

Mandalay: A Barefoot Climb on a Crowded Mandalay Hill | Ironwulf.net: En Route - The Philippines, Travel, Photography Blog | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
Day 8 of my journey in Myanmar.Climbing the Mandalay Hill...
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Educating the Heart: The Dalai Lama's Message to the Students of Hawaii (PHOTOS)

Educating the Heart: The Dalai Lama's Message to the Students of Hawaii (PHOTOS) | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it
The Dalai Lama's message is essentially "educating the heart" -- an education that is not merely about developing the mind, it is about fostering an environment where we can learn empathy.
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Zen Teacher Alan Senauke on Race and Buddhism

Zen Teacher Alan Senauke on Race and Buddhism | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it

The following by Zen teacher and social justice activist Alan Senauke on some of the issues regarding race and racism within our emerging Western Buddhist communities is an important resource for anyone who cares about the subject. It is available in Alan’s book Bodhisattva’s Embrace, which I commend to anyone looking for both authentic Dharma and an engaged heart. Reprinted here with p.....

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Meditation for Running or Walking - Meditation Series - Oprah.com

Meditation for Running or Walking - Meditation Series - Oprah.com | Buddhism Magazine | Scoop.it

Love the idea of meditation, but have trouble squeezing it into your day? So do we. That's why we launched this new series to help us all find time to practice techniques that research suggests can make us calmer, happier, thinner, less addicted to bad stuff, and more focused. You don't need a prayer mat or dark room—just your computer.

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/health/Meditation-for-Running-or-Walking-Meditation-Series#ixzz1sE9Xisly

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