The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

May 2014

May 24, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

We conclude Mindfulness Month with an excerpt from Journey to Mindfulness: The Autobiography of Bhante G. Here, Bhante G. lays bare the often-surprising ups and downs of his seventy-five years, from his boyhood in Sri Lanka to his decades of sharing the insights of the Buddha, telling his story with the “plain-...

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We conclude Mindfulness Month with an excerpt from Journey to Mindfulness: The...

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May 23, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Ajahn Brahm's paper, “Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Theravada Buddhism” was banned from the United Nations Day of Vesak conference in Vietnam. Ajahn Sucitto has the full paper here and video of Ajahn Brahm's response here. A man in Santa Fe is defending his rights against his... read more »
Ajahn Brahm's paper, “Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Theravada Buddhism” was... read more »
May 23, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

Every Friday we post an image from the Wisdom collection we think can inspire and enliven our spirit.

Today's image is one of Allan Baillie's photographs from the book, Lotus.

Every Friday we post an image from the Wisdom collection we think can inspire and enliven our...

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May 22, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Dharma Connect: Is Laughter the Best Meditation? (Via the Interdependence Project) George Saunders on Kindness: “Look at it from the other end of the telescope” (Via Shambhala SunSpace) Mindful Parenting: It’s All About Learning to Pay Attention (Via Psych Central)
May 21, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Two Wisdom authors join the Buddhist Geeks roundtable: Willa Miller and David Loy discuss Buddhism and ecology. The July issue of Shambhala Sun is now on newstands. Be sure to check out articles from Brad Warner (“A Punk Looks at Fifty”), Melissa Myozen Blacker (“Koans: One with... read more »
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May 21, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Some dubious people with little real spiritual training call themselves teachers, but actually take advantage of others in the name of taking care of peace of mind. This is unfortunate. It happens because, when it comes to spirituality, people are still very gullible.”

- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Imagine...

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“Some dubious people with little real spiritual training call themselves teachers, but...

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