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Drama or Dharma: A Buddhist Holiday Survival Guide

Decked out in a Santa Claus hat and beard, Shozan Jack Haubner (the pen name of a real Zen monk) speaks about how to bring our practice into our approaching holiday gatherings, how to remain mindful as we are saturated in our (let’s admit it: somewhat tense) family relationships, and—most importantly—how to accept what we can’t control. As […]

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A New Year’s Resolution to Consider

At Buddhist seminary near Vancouver in 1980, I requested a personal interview with my teacher, the late Tibetan meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. I had been going through some hard times and was hoping for some direct, pithy advice. We sat and talked for a while, and then he looked right at me and said, […]

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Resacralizing the Holidays: Holy Day Mindfulness

As the holydays start coming upon us, fast and furious, I like to turn back to spiritual readings and teachings to refresh and remind me what it’s all about. Of course, having been called the ‘Ocean of Questions,’ I like to start with questions and then live mindfully into them. So first my HolyDay questions: […]

By Lama Surya Das