Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

January 2014

January 22, 2014
by Maura Gaughan

In “The Mirror,” writer and runner Ed Brickell writes, “It’s not like I’ve never finished a sesshin before, or that my practice isn’t good. Right? I’m good at this, right?”  His story, which we present as part of our Winter...

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In “The Mirror,” writer and...

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January 21, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
7 Common Mindfulness Questions, Answered - What does sitting still with my eyes closed have to do with my job, or my life in general? How can paying attention to brushing my teeth help? Isn't it better if I use that time for planning my day? Patrick Briody, instructor at the Institute for Mindful Leadership, has... read more »
January 20, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

We at Wisdom are very pleased to be working with artist Mike Medaglia, who illustrates some of the most illuminating quotes from teachers and sages--such as the Dalai Lama, Rumi, Lao Tzu, and many more--and shares them on his blog, Meditations Illustrated. You can also see his most recent illustrations here at the Wisdom Blog--we...

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January 17, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Yesterday marked the 22nd anniversary of the passing of Ajahn Chah. The Nalanda Buddhist Society has a lovely tribute to him. James Ishmael Ford gives a beautiful relfection (though he calls it a rant) on praying (or not praying) for the dead at Monkey Mind. Buddhist Geeks explains what's happening with Bitcoin and... read more »
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January 16, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Korean classical innovator Jin Hi Kim to perform multi-media “Digital Buddha” at the Met (Video) - Shambhala SunSpace writes, “Korean pop music—or Kpop as it’s commonly known—is a huge phenomenon in east Asia, with countless websites dedicated to parsing every minute detail of its teenage stars’ lives. So it came as... read more »
January 15, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
What is the secret to happiness? Susan Piver explains that it might not be about you. Dangerous Harvests shows us how to balance fools and life. Good Morning Gloucester's quote of the day is by our friend, Jack Kornfield.
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