Friday Favorite

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A Peaceful Heart

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled A Peaceful Heart. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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The Three Refuges of Peace, Contentment, and Love

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It’s titled The Three Refuges of Peace, Contentment, and Love. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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Neuro-Bhavana

Last April I taught Neuro-Bhavana: The Mindful Cultivation of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom in Our Brains and Our Lives at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, based on my book Hardwiring Happiness. The workshop was recorded and edited into 11 videos, which you can watch here for free. With presentations and practices, we explored how

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The First Noble Truth – The Noble Truth of Suffering

The Four Noble Truths are the most fundamental teaching of the Buddha. Deceptively simple, they actually provide a profound explanation of human unhappiness, both gross and subtle, and how to attain increasingly positive states of mind, from stress relief in daily life to an unshakeable calm happiness and a selflessly compassionate heart. With regard to

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Friday Favorite

I hope you enjoy this very heart-warming and inspirational story about never giving up.

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Inhibition Profiles

The inhibition profile of a particular person can be quite nuanced. For example, in terms of attachment theory, a person raised by a “dismissing” parent could worry about asking too much of others, and someone with an “inconsistent” parent –alternately intrusive and rejecting – could feel ashamed or guilty about desires that differ from those

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Meditate

Can you come home to yourself? The Practice: Meditate. Why? Meditation is to the mind what aerobic exercise is to the body. Like exercise, there are many good ways to do it and you can find the one that suits you best. Studies have shown that regular meditation promotes mindfulness (sustained observing awareness), whose benefits

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Will Pye – Blessed with a Brain Tumor

Here is the latest talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson and Will Pye. It’s titled Will Pye – Blessed with a Brain Tumor. More information on the San Rafael Mediation group can be found at http://www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group.

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Changing the Machinery of Upset

Let’s consider ways to cultivate more peace of mind – and even its consummation in profound equanimity – by working with the eight gears of the machine of suffering that we explored in this earlier post. (There are other methods, too, that are more specifically Buddhist, and you might like to explore the Access to

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