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Teachings of the Buddha

February 1, 2019
by Alexandra Makkonen

1. THUS HAVE I HEARD. Once the Lord was staying at Rajagaha, in Jivaka Komarabhacca's mango-grove, together with a large company of some twelve hundred and fifty monks. And at...

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1. THUS HAVE I HEARD. Once the Lord was staying at Rajagaha, in Jivaka Komarabhacca's ...

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January 16, 2019
by Alexandra Makkonen

This article is an excerpt of The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Dīgha Nikāya, translated by Maurice Walshe.

 

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This article is an excerpt of The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of...

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November 22, 2017
by Josh Korda

Taking authentic risks and making authentic choices can be terrifying—how can we put this fear of change into perspective?

The Drudgery of Daily Life

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Taking authentic risks and making authentic choices can be terrifying—how can...

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November 8, 2017
by Holly Gayley

I pay homage to the benevolent root guru.

Generally, as the basis for practicing the sublime Dharma, there are two approaches: that of the householder...

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I pay homage to the benevolent root guru.

Generally, as the...

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October 25, 2017
by Larry Yang

Not finding a spiritual community within which to root myself, for many years I practiced meditation on my own, and I read books and tried to learn meditation from recorded...

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Not finding a spiritual community within which to root myself, for many years I...

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October 11, 2017
by The Dalai Lama

There are different explanations in the Buddhist texts on how these world systems come to cease. For example, Sūtra on the Meeting of the Father and Son states:

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There are different explanations in the Buddhist texts on how these world systems come...

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September 27, 2017
by Kathleen Dowling Singh

It’s hard to be a person. We all know that. Rarely, though, do we fully share such a disclosure with each other. We isolate ourselves, believing that the...

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It’s hard to be a person. We all know that. Rarely, though, do we...

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September 13, 2017
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

 

 

The Great Chapter (Mahāvagga)   1. The Going Forth (Pabbajjā Sutta)                  

405. I will tell of the going forth,...

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December 11, 2014

An excerpt from In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

1. Old Age, Illness, and Death (1) Aging and Death

At Savatthi,...

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An excerpt from In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi....

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