The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

November 2013

November 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Last week, Ven. Thubten Chodron shared how she edited Khensur Jampa Tegchok's teachings on emptiness into Insight into Emptiness. This week, she reads from and teaches from the book.

Last week, Ven. Thubten Chodron...

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November 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The source of our own happiness is within ourselves.”—Geshe Tashi Tsering, The Four Noble Truths

“The source of our own happiness is within ourselves.”—Geshe Tashi Tsering, The Four Noble...

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November 21, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
By Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel 

​Source: Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Growing up, my family ran to the TV to see black folks’ faces across the screen. I still run to see, but rarely do I stop these days. When I saw the post for this taped conversation between bell hooks and Melissa...

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By Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel 

​Source: Buddhist Peace Fellowship...

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November 21, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection, drawn from The Saḷāyatanasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases, testifies that for Early Buddhism, liberation requires direct knowledge and full understanding of the internal and external sense bases and all the phenomena that arise from them. This seems to establish an apparent...

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Today's selection, drawn from The Saḷāyatanasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on the Six...

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November 20, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Elephant Journal has a piece on 11 Common Misconceptions about Yoga Tiny Buddha has 4 Ways to Know if You’re Ready for a Simpler Life What Do You Call Metta? Wildmind investigates the term most commonly translated as “loving-kindness.” Knowing Your Enemy. We call... read more »
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November 20, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The present moment is changing so fast that we often do not notice its existence at all. Every moment of mind is like a series of pictures passing though a projector. Some of the pictures come from sense impressions. Others come from memories of past experiences or from fantasies of the future. Mindfulness helps us freeze the...

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“The present moment is changing so fast that we often do not notice its existence at all. Every...

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