Dharma Talks

Mindful Parenting: Nurturing an Intentional, Compassionate Family

To raise mindful, compassionate children, parents must first establish a strong foundation in their own practice to serve as a model. Sumi Loundon Kim, a Buddhist chaplain and author of the Sitting Together parenting curriculum, provides immediately applicable practices for your family’s daily routines and shows how to recognize and address harmful family patterns.

By Sumi Loundon Kim
a yellow toy truck for story on karma for kids

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Family Dharma: Karma and the Tonka Truck

The Buddha called the law of karma “the light of the world” because it illuminates how and why things happen in our lives. The force of karma is a fundamental principle underlying all Buddhist teachings, and our understanding of karma can help decrease our suffering and show us the way to greater happiness and freedom. […]

By Beth Roth
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MagazinePersonal Reflections

Family Practice

I’d been away on a silent retreat for several weeks. We’d engaged in a Dzogchen preliminary practice of self-inquiry in which one asks, “Who is meditating? Who, what is aware?” By retreat’s end, wondering how my family was doing, I called home. Jonathan, who was three at the time, answered the phone. “Daddy!” he said, […]

By Lama John Makransky
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