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death

April 27, 2016
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

At Savatthi, King Pasenadi of Kosala said to the Blessed One: “Venerable sir, is anyone who is born free from aging and death?”

“Great king, no one who is born is free...

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At Savatthi, King Pasenadi of Kosala said to the Blessed One: “Venerable sir, is...

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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...

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

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December 11, 2015
by Gerry Stribling

In meditation, we watch ourselves breathe.

In real life, sometimes we’re compelled to watch others breathe (sleeping lovers and sick children come to mind). I like to...

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In meditation, we watch ourselves breathe.

In real life, sometimes we’re...

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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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July 16, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“The more we reflect on old age and death, the more we see it as a natural process. It is nothing extraordinary. If we prepare ourselves in this way, then when such...

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“The more we reflect on old age and death, the more we see it as a natural...

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April 4, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
New Books in Spiritual Practice talks with Kathleen Dowling Singh, author of The Grace in Dying... read more »
February 24, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This week’s morsel comes from James Ishmael Ford’s If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break. Using vignettes and anecdotes from his own life—as well as quotations...

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This week’s morsel comes from James Ishmael Ford’s If You're Lucky, Your...

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December 5, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
In Buddhist practice (as in much of life), it’s easy to get caught up in comparing our insides to everyone else’s outsides. ... read more »
In Buddhist practice (as in much of life), it’s easy to get caught up in comparing our... read more »