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As I write this, I am worried that no one is quite like me, while at the same time I am certain that no one is. I want someone to give me a nod of understanding as I speak and I recount my life. Someone died...

“We shall not cease from exploration,And the end of our exploringWill be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time.” -T.S. Elliot Mangalam Center’s Mindful Art Gallery presents:The Joy of Being a Poet - Mindful Expression Through PoetryWe are looking for poems...

In the Mindful Living Cohort here at Mangalam, we have the ability to explore Collective Liberation through the lens of Tibetan Buddhism. Many of us are passionate about food, food justice, conservation and liberation. We know that climate change is a social justice issue. We...

Life can be so hectic that we find ourselves longing for silence or space. We want a moment for ourselves, with nothing else to focus on but well-being. Here at Mangalam Center we have something for you: at lunchtime a mindfulness practice. We offer a half hour of Tibetan Yoga and a...

Kate Crosby from King’s College, London discusses a “pre-reformed” Theravada meditation tradition, which employs techniques involving initiations, offerings, and somatic properties, and has parallels with certain tantric practices. Using energies of the breath and body, the practitioner generates positive mental states, draws them in on the breath, experiences them in...

You might think that meditation is a simple practice. Anyway, you don’t need a Ph.D. to meditate, just discipline and focus. It’s simple, but it’s also very rich, for it has the capacity to still the mind, at least for some time. Many people find this state of stillness...

                         On behalf of the Mangalam Center, we are sending you all strength and ease for the new year that is upon us. As we look back at how we closed out our 2017 year...

For the second time this year, we merged the topics of mindfulness practice and social justice. This time, we looked at meditation within the confines of a state prison, through the film The Dhamma Brothers. In the film, two teachers within the Vipassana (Insight) meditation...