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October 13, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

In honor of our new book, Zen Cancer Wisdom, we are sharing words of wisdom on sickness, caregiving, and health. This week's morsel comes from The Arts of Contemplative Care. This collection of essays brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care—from hospice and hospitals to...

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In honor of our new book, Zen...

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October 6, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This month we are sharing words of wisdom on sickness, caregiving, and health. This week's morsel comes from Zen Cancer Wisdom: Tips for Making Each Day Better by Daju Suzanne Friedman. In Zen Cancer Wisdom, Friedman—Zen teacher, Chinese medicine doctor, and Qigong specialist—shares the inspirations,...

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This month we are sharing words of wisdom on sickness, caregiving, and health. This week's...

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October 1, 2014
by The Dalai Lama

The whole spectrum of the Buddhist teachings, consisting of the Basic Vehicle, the Mahayana, and the Vajrayana, existed in Tibet. Over the course of time, on account of the historical dates and specific geographical location, different traditions gradually came into being. The masters of these traditions all...

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The whole spectrum of the Buddhist teachings, consisting of the Basic Vehicle, the...

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September 29, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

In our final morsel in our month-long Ajahn Brahm celebration, we return to Who Ordered this Truckload of Dung? Here, Ajahn Brahm learn and teaches from two fellow monks on the strength and power of forgiveness.

When someone has hurt us, we don’t have to be the one who punishes them. If...

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In our final morsel in our month-long Ajahn Brahm celebration, we return to Who Ordered...

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September 29, 2014
by Ajahn Brahm
15. Permission to Die

“Are you at peace with your impending death?”

I often say these words to people who are close to death. My aim is to convince them that it is okay to die, that there is nothing wrong with it. Then they can die with dignity and at peace.

Many such people tell me...

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15. Permission to Die

“Are you at peace with your impending death?”

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September 24, 2014
by The Dalai Lama

This is an excerpt from the first chapter of the Dalai Lama’s new book, Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions, written with Thubten Chodron. The book will be available this October.

Chapter 1: Origin and Spread of the Buddha’s Doctrine

Not all people think alike. They have different needs,...

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This is an excerpt from the first chapter of the Dalai Lama’s new book, ...

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