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August 26, 2015
by Gerry Stribling

Excerpt from Buddhism for Dudes by Gerry “Strib” Stribling.

The Buddhist guide to successful living is called the Noble Eightfold Path.  It’s the blueprint for a proper life, humankind’s user’s manual. It’s what you’re supposed  to do. All eight list out as follows:

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August 19, 2015
by Anita Feng

Excerpt from Sid by Anita Feng.

KAPILAVASTU The Himalayan foothills, Nepal, 5th c. BCE

Ask anyone and they will tell you that Kapilavastu is built out of a fragment of sky mixed with a bit of Tusita heaven. The city walls spread thick like clouds of buttery light, and...

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August 12, 2015
by Bhante Gunaratana

Excerpt from the “Overcoming the Hindrances” section of Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana.

Sloth and Torpor

Symptoms: Sloth and torpor is the traditional description given to all ...

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August 5, 2015
by Koun Yamada

Excerpt from Zen: The Authentic Gate by Koun Yamada.

Although belief, understanding, practice, enlightenment, and personalization come together into a single whole on the Zen path, they are not unique to Zen—any authentic religion will possess them. But just what is it that we believe, understand,...

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July 29, 2015
by Kathleen McDonald

Excerpt from How to Meditate by Kathleen McDonald.

Everyone wants happiness yet few of us seem to find it. In our search for satisfaction we go from one relationship to another, one job to another, one country to another. We study art and medicine, train to be tennis players and typists; have babies, race...

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July 22, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

The following is an excerpt from chapter 11 of Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron. The authors introduce this chapter with the following overview: “The four immeasurables or ‘boundless states’—love, compassion, joy, and equanimity—are widely taught and practiced in...

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