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Looking Deeply into White Conditioning

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Meeting the Origins of Our White Conditioning in Our Store Consciousness By Jula Pethes and Mareike Jautschus How have the seeds in my store consciousness influenced...

Crumbling the Walls of Separation

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by Melanie Gin In Israel and Palestine, where I lived from December 2018 to March 2020, a vast concrete wall separates Jerusalem from the West...

In Celebration of Black History and Black Futures

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This interview originally appeared on parallax.org Kaira Jewel Lingo is a Dharma teacher who lived as a nun for fifteen years in the international Plum...

Racial Justice – What Can White People Do?

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Sister Tam Muoi (aka Sr. Samadhi) recounts her personal journey with the practice of White Awareness. White people, do something. But what? Please allow me...

Tahanan Is Home

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Reflections from a Social Worker in the Philippines For what is my heart yearning? In the winter of 2017, I remember holding a pen in one...

Crossing the Mexican-US Border

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By Jane from Wake Up San Francisco Walking through busy downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter carrying a backpacker’s pack, wearing toe shoes, and toting a...

Pilgrim’s Diary in India: Bodhgaya

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By Tuong-Vi "There are four places, the sight of which will arouse strong emotions in those with faith. Here the Tathagatha was born. Here the...

Being Myself in a Challenging Learning Environment

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By Jadzia Tedeschi Saturday, October 21, 2017 Today, we had an extraordinary half-day of classes. You know, to supplement our learning. 8:00 History: “Good morning! Let’s begin...

Working Meditation

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By Brandon Rennels The first time I stepped into a monastery was the fall of 2011 at Deer Park in California. I arrived on a...

Becoming a Better Health-Care Provider

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By Marilyn Tran I remember being a fourth-year intern as a naturopathic medical student and seeing my own patients for the first time. No doubt,...

Mindfully Angry!? ~ On Our Longing for Authenticity

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By Leni It took me a while before I understood the importance of anger. That being angry is not a sin. That you are not...

Listening Deeply in Today’s Political Climate

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By Jonathan Borella Dear friend, We've met in person before. A couple times actually. In those moments, I appreciated your large and gentle presence. I felt...

How Kids Can Be Happy in Education

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By Gijs van den Broeck My Story This essay is the result of my own experience as a teacher. For little over a year, I taught...

Courageous Authenticity: The Ground of Dharma Sharing

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At our Wake Up Oregon retreat this past March, on the last full day together, we had the most extraordinary Dharma sharing circle that...

Love in Action With the Police

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Dharma talk by Marisela Gomez at the ABC Home in September 2016 Dear friends, dear Thay, I felt very nourished during our walking meditation together....