Encore Post – The Mask

This post was originally offered in June of 2008 as part of the book, Awake in This Life. ___ When the ego’s activity of identification begins to be exposed to a more expansive awareness within us, it begins to resist what it perceives as a loss of all it has...

Guest Post: Letting Go of Mom

Gina Rocca has participated as an Infinite Smile member for the last three years. You can follow her on Twitter at @nicaldo. ___ My mother died on February 10. With her passing, the Universe swept through with its attentive force, rearranging life. There was a big...

Cultivating A Sloppy Spirituality

I just read a piece in the Huffington Post by MeiMei Fox on how she sees much of contemporary spirituality to be lost in its own moralism. I can’t say I disagree with her. Like MeiMei, I found my own journey fraught with teachers, and even entire communities, that...

Start By Sitting

Ben Riggs, over at the elephant journal, offers up a nice piece on the basics of practice. In meditation practice, we are not looking for anything. We are simply looking. Buddhism nor meditation make us better people. It is not self-help; rather, it is a process of...

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