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March 27, 2009

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Glenda

Beautiful, Barry. Thanks.

Alice

Life's nothing but SNAFUs upon SNAFUs - and gosh darn it, it doesn't get any better than this!

Pete Hoge

Kabat Zinn was the first author who really
gave me an understanding of what mindfulness practice was.

Enjoyed Charlotte Joko Beck's interview.

Pete.

Buddha of Hollywood

We are born perfect, no fears, no low self esteem, no prejudice, no pain, no suffering.
All the pain and suffering we are experiencing we have learned.
All the pain and suffering we are experiencing is because we are holding to it.
Knowledge is power and the truth shall set you free!

MyoChi

Yes Barry..I was glad to having found Buddha's teachings becuase it did not promise that I will get in life whatever I want if I followed the teaching. It actually asked me to look into my wants and help me realize that I cannot control everything. It does bring great freedom to know and understand this. Buddha's teachings also help to accept rather than run away. Another big plus point.

Barry Briggs

Thanks, everyone, for your comments. For me, the biggest challenge comes from swallowing our teacher's good words, digesting them, and letting them permeate each cell. That's the work of practice, but only in the largest sense of living with awareness.

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