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The Joy of Living; Mingyur Rinpoche

Have you felt frustrated by your efforts to meditate? Do you have a concept that your mind should be absolutely quiet and peaceful?  Do you feel you need to control that houseful of inner monkeys ?  The Joy of Living dispels these common misconceptions and...

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Radical Acceptance; Tara Brach

Often, at the beginning of a new year, people make resolutions to improve themselves - as if something is wrong with us and needs to be fixed. If this strategy has come up short, consider trying something different.  The benefits of extending self-kindness and compassion...

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Take Time to Calm Your Nervous System!

Our autonomic nervous system has two parts: 1) Sympathetic - which creates appropriate responses when we are in Fight, Flight, Freeze, Submit mode. It's great if you're holding onto your cell phone as someone is trying to steal it out of your hands, or dodging an...

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Words of Peace and Compassionate Communication

Published on Sep 17, 2014 Eugene, Oregon, Peace Week, Sept. 17, 2014. Julia Siporin introduces the video conversation between Prem Rawat and Jeremy Gilley (Peace Day activist), followed by Gary Baran's introduction to Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication. ...

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