Aspirations for the Coming Year

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We’ve made lots of new friends and had so many interesting conversations. Let’s keep it going! What are your aspirations as we approach a new year?

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Interdependence 101: How I Learned to Ask for Help

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How can I apply the Buddhist teachings about interdependence to my fear of asking for help? Am I a nuisance to others? How to examine the inner movies and hidden scripts that determine our beliefs about who we are.

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Seattle’s First REBEL BUDDHA BOOK GROUP

The first Rebel Buddha Book Group to be held in Seattle will meet at Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave. North. The group will meet on Wednesdays at 7 pm in 2 cycles of 4 classes, January 5 – FebruaryMORE…

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Seeing the Dharma Through Western Eyes

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There’s the wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings, and there’s the Asian cultural form in which we learn about them. It’s not always easy to see which is which. But if we’re to evolve a Western Buddhism, we’ll have to take a closer look.

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Hardened Values

“All cultures have their values and principles, but if we accept them blindly, without reference to their personal and cultural subjectivity, then they can become a source of confusion, of judgments about the legitimacy of other ideas or even the value of a human life.”

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Western Buddhism: Work in Progress

Where are we going as Western Buddhist practitioners? What would a North American Buddhism look and feel like?

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American Buddhism & Psychotherapy: Building an Intimate Partnership

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If one of the goals of Rebel Buddha is to have a true merging of ancient wisdom with the modern world, how can we not talk about psychotherapy? How can American dharma students learn from American psychotherapists to create healthy and sustainable communities?

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The Tour Rolls to a Close in Seattle

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Juli Goetz Morser reports on the conclusion of the Rebel Buddha Tour with Dzogchen Ponlop and other Buddhist leaders in Seattle, WA on December 5.   Buddha dollar photo: Timothy Patterson. Tyler Dewar photo: Katia Roberts. All other photos: James Prouty

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The Good Shepherd and the Outlaw

“If we can be fully present in the space of any emotion in its naked, raw state without conceptualizing it, then we stand a chance of transcending our dualistic mind, right then and there.”

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Figuring it Out – Reflections on a Long Journey

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Where does the spiritual journey begin? When does it end? How can we stop war until we heal the anger in our own heart? On the road to freedom, how do I find my teacher?

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