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Do you have a Gollum in your head? by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace Jun 03, 2021

Freeing Our Minds, Part I

(Fake News & Conspiracy Theories in our Consciousness)

I’ve always considered Gollum from Lord of the Rings to...

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Before Forgiveness by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace May 07, 2021

Those who have taken my class know that I warn about “spiritual bypass” — a tendency to cling to happiness practices in a way...

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A Dolphin in Turbulent Seas by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace Mar 04, 2021

Many people of conscience in the U.S. are finding themselves exhausted after the last 4+ years, during which greed, hatred, and delusion, lack of...

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Engaged Practice for these Times by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace Feb 11, 2021

[This post is based on a talk given at the Energy Matter's Sangha on the observation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.] The events of January...

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Transforming Fear into Love by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace Jan 07, 2021

For me, 2020 was a year to remember again and again why staying in the present moment is such a vital practice. It’s not something we do only...

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The Good News by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace Dec 10, 2020

 The Good News

They don’t publish

the good news.

The good news is published

by us.

We have a special edition every moment,

and we need...

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Practicing Like Our Hair is on Fire, Leading up to the 2020 Election by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace Oct 22, 2020

There is so much collective fear, anxiety, and stress related to the upcoming elections and all the uncertainties we are facing as a country. How...

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Loving the World without Attachment by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace Sep 18, 2020

I know I’m not alone when I say, I’ve been having a very hard time with our political situation lately. There have been feelings of...

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That Which is in our Power by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace Sep 03, 2020

Author, mindfulness instructor, and professor Liz Stanley defines trauma not as something inherent in an event, but in how the mind and body meet...

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What stories do we need now? by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace Aug 06, 2020

Stories are not “just” words. We all have stories in our minds, about who we are, how we got here, how the world works, and what really...

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The Spiritual Work of Healing Our Racial Karma* by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace Jul 09, 2020

With the most recent police killings of Black citizens in this country, more and more non-Black people are waking up to the reality of the evolving...

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Suffering is Not Enough by prajna choudhury reflections on inner peace outer peace May 07, 2020

The first of the Four Noble Truths expounded by the Buddha is the existence of suffering. Suffering is an unavoidable fact of human experience. But...

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