I Had My First Panic Attack in a Zen Temple — Here’s Why I Went Back

I was certain that I was dying. How had a practice prescribed for achieving equanimity leave me shaking in terror?

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Daily Dharma Quote of the Day

Know that your precious, infinitely beloved, and irreplaceable self will dissolve like a sand castle, grain by grain—and what a relief it is to know. You exist in a great space of knowing, filled with the shared ephemerality of all things. —Sallie Tisdale, “Self-Care for Future Corpses”

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Use Travelling to Infuse Every Day with Mindfulness and Wonder.

Travelling Thailand I learned to soak in the moment and apply this mindfulness to my commute, waiting in line, and the simple pleasures of everyday life.

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How to Take Care of Your “Spiritual Hygiene”.

We tend to our daily hygiene but abandon spiritual routine with ease. Here’s why your spiritual habits should be a priority and how to take care of spiritual hygiene.

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Use a Painful Breakup to Become Enlightened.

A first love, a long-lasting marriage, or a painful divorce, are all opportunities for growth and greater consciousness. 

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Create An Indoor Zen Den

Creating a special sacred space can enhance your practice by encouraging you to enter it every day.

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The Best Meditation App for Your Phone

Listening to a podcast, I stumbled upon a recommendation for an amazing meditation app. Here’s what I love about it.

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Overcoming Fear: How to Face Your Demons

Identify the source of your deepest fear, challenge your demons, and discover how to meet darkness with radiant and healing light.

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Buddhism and Sex: Can Buddhists Succeed at Romantic Love?

What’s the deal with Buddhism and sex? If suffering is caused by seeking worldly pleasures, is there room for sexual desire or romantic love in our practice? Discover this and more in this article.

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Growing Up: The Gift of Spiritual Growth

The Gratitude Challenge: Day 2 Grateful for Growth This day was meant to fully honour the gift of growth. I was sitting in my warm bed on a chilly Monday morning, preparing to bundle up and walk to work. In the gaps between my thoughts a simple message found my attention and harnessed it: Look how…

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