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May 7, 2014
by Maura Gaughan

In “Post from an Ordinary Person,” writer and practitioner Martha Henry admits, “I was greedy for advanced knowledge. It was my intention to read the thousand-page book...

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In “Post from an Ordinary Person,” writer and practitioner Martha Henry admits, “I...

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February 21, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

Hayao Miyazaki's films have earned him a reputation as a master story-teller and artist. His latest (and possibly last) film, The Wind Rises, has just been released in...

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Hayao Miyazaki's films have earned him a reputation as a master story-teller and...

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February 14, 2014
by Maura Gaughan

Share your creativity with the Wisdom community by answering our Spring Call for Blog Submissions! By submitting your work, you will engage the forum of the Wisdom Blog as well...

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Share your creativity with the Wisdom community by answering our Spring Call for Blog...

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December 17, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe

One of the most exciting features of our new website is the extensive selections we’re featuring from our ...

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One of the most exciting features of our new website is the extensive selections...

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December 17, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“When others out of jealousy treat me wrongly with abuse and slander, I shall train to take upon myself the defeat and offer to others the victory.”—Langri Tangpa in Mind...

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“When others out of jealousy treat me wrongly with abuse and slander, I shall train to...

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November 29, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

We have come to our final selection in the Teaching of the Buddha blog series. In today's sutta, the Buddha challenges the Venerable Sāriputta’s “...

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We have come to our final selection in the Teaching of the Buddha blog...

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November 28, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Nikayas occasionally employ another scheme for classifying noble disciples, one that makes the dominant faculty rather than the level of attainment alone the basis for...

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The Nikayas occasionally employ another scheme for classifying noble disciples,...

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November 27, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The Buddha stated clearly that saying only what is true is not sufficient for skillful speech. Speaking skillfully also requires saying what is useful for the listener to hear...

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“The Buddha stated clearly that saying only what is true is not sufficient for...

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November 27, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

On entering the irreversible path to the attainment of Nibbana, one becomes a noble person (ariyapuggala), the word “noble” (ariya) here denoting...

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On entering the irreversible path to the attainment of Nibbana, one becomes a...

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November 26, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

We have come to the final week in our Teachings of the Buddha series. The theme for this week is “The Planes of Realization.”—editor's note

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We have come to the final week in our Teachings of the Buddha series. The...

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