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Creative Ways of Teaching Meditation to Children »

by Sumi Loundon Kim

When I was seven years old, my father enrolled my younger brother and me in a summer yoga camp. One day, a teacher brought the class out to a grassy field, sat us in a circle, and gave us each one peanut. “Chew this very slowly,” she instructed, “and see if you can make peanut butter in your mouth.” »

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The Buddha as a Parent »

by Gil Fronsdal

Most contemporary Buddhists know that Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha-to-be, left his family in search of liberation on the day his son, Rahula, was born. Many have been perplexed, sometimes outraged, at such a seemingly irresponsible act. What is less well-known, though, is that after his awakening, the Buddha became his son’s primary parent for most of the boy’s childhood. »

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Countering Stress & Depression »

by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (1936 -)

At a fundamental level, as human beings, we are all the same; each one of us aspires to happiness and each one of us does not wish to suffer. This is why, whenever I have the opportunity, I try to draw people’s attention to what as members of the human family we have in common and the deeply interconnected nature of our existence and welfare. »

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Ven. Thubten Chodron Offers Key Strategies for Buddhist Youth Leaders »

by Ow Yeong Wai Kit

SINGAPORE – How can Buddhist youth leaders today better handle the challenges involved in leading their organizations so as to serve the community and spread the Buddha‟s teachings more effectively? At a recent dialogue with youths, Venerable Thubten Chodron shared some sound advice about how young Buddhist leaders can benefit themselves and others. »

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Health & Well-Being of Body & Mind »

by HE The 12th Kenting Tai Situpa

Ever since human beings have evolved, the purpose of any religion, any culture, any way of life, always has been to take care of the body and the mind. »

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