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Was Jesus a Libertarian?

Interesting lines being drawn here: some progressive Christian leaders are arguing as battle lines are drawn for the 2010 mid-term elections. They say Beck and his Tea Party followers are, in a word, unbiblical. And then of course: Tea Party activists, who claim...

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The commitment to walking along the Path of Awakening challenges us in ways that most of us don’t expect. Truly dedicating ourselves to anything is hard work, but this is especially true for this process. Devotion to deep spiritual work is perhaps one of the most...

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This is interesting. I've always thought that a commitment to social justice was at the core of Christian (as well as other) spiritual teaching. At least that's what Thomas Aquinas seems to point out in his writing. Perhaps Beck has something on Aquinas. Money quote:...

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4 Steps for Managing the Attention Paid to Social Media

Soren Gordhamer, organizer of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, writes that we need to 1.) know that our external reflects our internal, 2.) do one thing at a time, 3.) invite instead of force, and 4.) know where our attention is most needed. Phrases for any spiritual...

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Attachment Alert: Clinging to Religion

Blogger, Matthew Yglesias suggests: The map lumps the plains states in with the church belt, but if you look at the data more specifically you’ll see that nine of the ten churchiest states are in the south and the remaining one is...

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Q & A: How Can I Best Do This Practice?

Question: How does one go about dedicating their life to this practice? I'm 25 and don't have many responsibilities, so I have more flexibility and time to give to it. Answer: It's like that old Nike slogan: just do it. There are ways of going about "doing the...

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Attachment Alert: When Newsanchors Proselytize…

It's hard to take much of this too seriously, but I still think two things are amazing: Brit Hume's views on what Buddhism does and doesn't offer speaks to a significant lack of understanding, and He does his best to play the martyr here even though an apology might...

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Q & A: Meditation Techniques

Question: I've got a nuts-and-bolts question about meditation.  There are so many varieties:  following the breath, paying attention to whatever arises,  focusing on something particular (like a prayer), Tonglen, etc.  After years of teaching and practice, which...

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