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January 27, 2016
by The Dalai Lama

Excerpt from The Wheel of Life by the Dalai Lama.

Dependent-arising is the general philosophy of all Buddhist systems even though many different interpretations are found among those systems. in Sanskrit the word for dependent-arising is pratītyasamutpāda. The word ...

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January 22, 2016
by Kestrel Slocombe

January 20, 2016
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

When suddenly one day one of your loved ones dies and you don’t know what to do to help, you’ll feel so confused, so lost. Recently a Buddhist student of mine told me that this is what happened to her when her father died unexpectedly. This made me think that knowing how to help others at the time of death is such...

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When suddenly one day one of your loved ones dies and you don’t know what to do to...

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January 13, 2016
by Brad Warner

Excerpt from Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner.

Sometimes the truth hurts.And sometimes it feels real good. —Henry Rollins

Nothing is sacred. Doubt—in everything—is absolutely essential. Everything, no matter how great, how fundamental, how...

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January 6, 2016
by Ajahn Brahm

Excerpt from Kindfulness by Ajahn Brahm.

In this section, I’m going to introduce you in detail to the first part of kindfulness, present-moment awareness and breath meditation.

This kind of meditation unfolds in stages. You may wish to go briskly through the practices described in this little book...

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December 31, 2015
by C. W. Huntington, Jr.

“Excuse me, Anantacharya-ji.”

“Yes? Please speak up.” He raised both bare feet off the floor and tucked  them in under the folds of his dhoti.

“I was taught—maybe I simply assumed—that Indian philosophers wrote in verse to make it easier to memorize the texts. Is that so?”

He studied my face. “And why we...

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“Excuse me, Anantacharya-ji.”

“Yes? Please speak up.” He raised both bare feet off the...

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