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Dharmawisdom.org’s mission is to help you conduct your personal exploration of the dharma. Within our archive of articles by Phillip Moffitt, you will find teachings on a wide variety of subjects—from mindfulness meditation practices to Buddhist psychological insights for dealing with difficult emotions—that will help guide you on your spiritual journey.
It's Not Personal!
Yoga and meditation teach you that life is not personal, and they enable you to be with your experience just as it is. Therefore, your life becomes much more peaceful and harmonious, because you're not always reacting to events.
When the Student is Ready
Finding the right spiritual teacher begins with knowing what you need at each stage in your spiritual development.
Understanding Your Sense of Identity
Through the Buddhist practice of mindfulness you realize that clinging to your sense of identity creates a separate self, which the Buddha said is the source of all suffering.
Trust in the eternal now can help you find freedom from the endless cycle of fear and wanting.
The Yoga of Relationship
Cultivating mindfulness can help you face the inevitable difficulties and disappointments that arise in relationship with equanimity, compassion, and loving-kindness.
The Tyranny of Expectations
Without realizing it, your expectations may be undermining your happiness.
The Pursuit of Happiness
When you organize and measure your life by how well you follow your intentions instead of getting what you desire, your moments of happiness are enhanced and your difficult moments are more bearable.
The Perfect Yoga Pose
The goal of doing asana isn't to achieve perfect poses. The point of hatha yoga is to be present to the actual experience of your body and mind.
The Heart's Intention
Setting intentions is not the same as making goals. Understanding the difference can lead to more skillful living and less suffering.
The Gift of Generosity
The Buddhist practice of dana or generosity liberates you from feelings of separateness and alienation.