Strength in Dhamma

In the process of surrendering, I forgot how to motivate myself and others. While avoiding the destructive competitiveness of our society, I lost my own motivation to grow and influence positive change. There is a deeper truth discovered through meditation that is difficult for others to see. People do need to come to dhamma in …

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A Community for our Dhamma Family

Baby Hannah is 10-weeks-old! William is almost 3-years-old, and loving being a big brother. We enjoyed the family cocoon we created over the holidays, but then it was time for Maria and me to return to work. Life is busy and it's easy to get caught up in the daily minutia, but we want to …

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Balancing Social Connection and Goenka Vipassana

Balancing inward growth and outward growth is challenging. There are certainly benefits to shutting everything down for 10+ days to practice Vipassana. By slowly releasing agitating emotions, we become more open, peaceful, and compassionate. We start to understand ourselves more deeply while opening the door for deeper and more meaningful relationships. Unfortunately, just like when …

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Let’s Start From Scratch

I'm a practical dreamer. I like to fantasize about the outstanding possibilities for humanity, and I'm willing to confront the big challenges that stand in the way. Recently, it has been extremely difficult to curate an optimistic vision with so many barriers. The fundamental challenge we're facing is the division. Twenty-five years ago, we felt …

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Individualism is Causing Unhappiness

As part of an individualistic society, I'm wired to pursue my own success and happiness. When I'm having difficulty sorting through strong disorienting emotions, meditation is a fantastic tool that allows me to sort out my feelings and set a positive course forward. Conversely, when things are going well, I feel entitled to enjoy my …

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