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The Steadying Power of Patience

Dawn Scott
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Patience, one of Buddhism’s ten paramis (perfections), is a steadying force that supports us during times of trial and stress. Insight Meditation teacher Dawn Scott explains how to cultivate this noble and essential attribute and how it can reveal a wealth of meaning in everyday experiences.

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The Threefold Practice of Won Buddhism

Rev. Grace Song
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In Won Buddhism, the threefold practice—absorption, inquiry, and making mindful choices—maps out the path to spiritual freedom. Rev. Grace Song describes how these principles work together to help us develop a more balanced practice that puts Buddhist wisdom into action in our daily lives.

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In It Together: Kindness through Crisis

Kimberly Brown
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After more than a year of social distancing, many of us continue to struggle in our day-to-day routines. Be it loneliness, grief, impatience, or frustration with family or roommates, Kimberly Brown encourages us to greet all our feelings with a kind and an open-hearted embrace.

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Meditation Month 2021: Silent Illumination

Guo Gu

Meditation Month is back! Join us for our annual challenge to commit to a daily meditation practice throughout the month of March. This year, our Meditation Month teacher Guo Gu will guide us through the Chan (Zen) practice of silent illumination, which reveals our innate capacity for awakening.

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Listening with Empathy

Cuong Lu
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Do you listen with your ears or with your heart? Do you listen to the words someone uses or the emotions behind them? If you aren’t sure, take a step back with Zen teacher Cuong Lu as he looks at how compassionate listening can break down the barrier between yourself and others.

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Tenzo

Soto Zen monks Chiken and Ryugyo, two classmates, grapple with the trauma of Japan's post-Fukushima socio-economic crisis while trying to lead their respective temples. Tenzo freely blends fact and fiction in a genre-bending experimental tale based on real Soto Zen monks.

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