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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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November 1, 2017
by Ajahn Brahm
Beauty and the Breath

Q: Can you please explain how to make the breath beautiful, how to get to that sustained attention on the breath that is natural and...

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Beauty and the Breath

Q: Can you please explain how to make the...

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June 24, 2015
by Muso Soseki

Does the spiritual life demand starkness and sacrifice? Can we follow our spiritual aspirations when we still have connections to the material world? In this excerpt from...

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Does the spiritual life demand starkness and sacrifice? Can we follow our...

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December 3, 2014
by The Dalai Lama
Four Attributes of True Cessations

True cessations (nirodha-sacca, nirodha-satya) are the cessations of various levels of afflictions actualized by progressing through...

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Four Attributes of True Cessations

True cessations (nirodha-sacca, nirodha-satya...

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November 26, 2014
by The Dalai Lama
The Tathāgata’s Qualities

Editor’s Note: In this excerpt from their new book Buddhism: One Teacher, Many...

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The Tathāgata’s Qualities

Editor’s Note: In this excerpt from their new book...

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September 3, 2014
by Ajahn Brahm
107. The Enlightenment Game

When asked by a popular Buddhist magazine to write an article on enlightenment, I sent the following spoof on the TV show Who Wants to Be...

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107. The Enlightenment Game

When asked by a popular Buddhist magazine to...

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August 11, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from Meditation on the Nature of Mind by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Khöntön Peljor Lhündrub, and José I. Cabezón. At the heart of this...

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This week's morsel comes from Meditation on the Nature of Mind by His...

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June 26, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Slow-Motion Satori - The Zen tradition’s “sudden enlightenment” may not... read more »
March 17, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Can you be spiritual and not religious? Or vice versa? The Zennist... read more »
Can you be spiritual and not religious? Or vice versa?... read more »

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