My Problem with Refuge Recovery

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In case you’re not familiar, Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist path to recovery started by Noah Levine and the wonderful folks in the Against the Stream & Dharma Punx community. There are many people that have played a part in getting this program up and off the ground, and I’m super grateful for all the work they’ve done. Refuge Recovery …

Experiencing the Impermanence of Vedana

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Full disclosure… I am writing this first paragraph as the post is already completed below. I sat down to write about what is going on with me, specifically addressing the multitude of emotions in the past few weeks. As I began writing, two somewhat different “events” came through. My intention is to share authentically, so I left it how it …

Metta Meditation Buddhism

Engaging with Metta

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The Buddhist practice of metta is the practice of opening the heart to everything around and within us. Sometimes translated as lovingkindness, I prefer to think of metta as gentleness toward all beings and experience, a true caring for the wellbeing of ourselves and others. The Karaniya Metta Sutta, the Buddha’s words on metta, instructs us: Even as a mother …

Delusion, Privilege, and Guilt: Bringing Mindfulness to Whiteness

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“To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitous and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a ‘woman doctor’ or they will say they went to see ‘the doctor.’ People will tell you …