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Monthly Archive for October, 2008

I often hear this expression in the hospital coming from those with some degree of equanimity about the inevitable and frustrating vicissitudes one encounters in the health care system. When health-care practitioners are confronted with dreaded or unanticipated outcomes and situations are scrutinized endlessly in search of uncovering what went wrong or how things may […]

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“The path to happiness and a sense of well-being in this very life lies not in avoiding suffering but in using the conscious, embodied, direct experience of it as a vehicle to gain deep insight into the true nature of life and your own existence.”  Words of wisdom for the burned-out medical practitioner, from Phillip […]

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My topic today is the role that meditation can play in facing issues of pain, illness and death – not a pleasant topic, but an important one. Sadly, it’s only when people are face-to-face with a fatal illness that they start thinking about these issues, and often by that point it’s too late to get fully […]

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“He who attends on the sick attends on me,” declared the Buddha, exhorting his disciples on the importance of ministering to the sick. This famous statement was made by the Blessed One when he discovered a monk lying in his soiled robes, desperately ill with an acute attack of dysentery. With the help of Ananda, […]

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When medical professionals and Buddhist clergy work together, the Buddhist patient will have a greater sense of acceptance, be encouraged to focus on both mind and body, and in the process transcend pain and suffering. for full text go to: http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma8/health.html

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Housed out of Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, as an off-shoot of the Seattle Primary Care Track in the Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Washington.   Mission: To provide training to medical residents in areas of medical outreach, serving marginalized and needy populations. An attempt would be made to integrate principles of Mindfulness-Based Medicine […]

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