The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

February 2014

February 28, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Cybersanghas are a growing phenomenon. But do they work? Dosho Port addresses this issue in the latest Buddhadharma.  What’s your retreat password? - Sometimes it isn’t easy to disentangle from technology when we go on a meditation retreat. Shambhala SunSpace takes on the challenge. Can... read more »
Cybersanghas are a growing phenomenon. But do they work? Dosho Port... read more »
February 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

By Gerti Schoen

“You can measure the depth of people’s awakening by how they serve others.” This quotation by Kobo Daishi, the ninth-century Japanese Buddhist monk, is only one of many observations that fill this small volume with words of wisdom and compassion.

In her book Inspiring...

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By Gerti Schoen

“You can measure the depth of people’s awakening by how...

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February 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Hesse’s Siddhartha still inspires, in unexpected ways - Nearly 70 years after earning Herman Hesse the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, his novel Siddhartha continues to provide inspiration, in surprising ways and surprising places. Like in a maximum security Italian prison, and the mind of Billy... read more »
February 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

By Nicole Dupont “Giving away an old coat you wouldn’t be caught dead in isn’t exactly generous,” says philanthropy consultant Barbara Bonner, glancing over the top of her red-framed glasses. “It doesn’t have meaning. True generosity is giving away something that has meaning to you. It’s a gift. Generosity is a gift.”...

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By Nicole Dupont “Giving away an old coat you wouldn’t be caught dead in isn’t exactly...

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February 26, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
We know the Dalai Lama does not golf (thanks, ABC!), but does he ski? Slate offers a lovely portrait of taking to the slopes with His Holiness. Ancient Buddhist caves in China are in danger of eroding (via Buddhist Art News). Trust Shambhala SunSpace to find new and odd uses of “Zen” in advertising. His... read more »
We know the Dalai Lama does not golf (... read more »
February 25, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

VIDEO - Meditation: Conversations with Children. In her honest and insightful style, Lauren Mattia Levine at the Interdependence Project Blog explores the crossroads of parenting and practice.

“I am the Servant” - Lama Zopa Rinpoche offers a beautiful, bodhisattva-like prayer for...

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