The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

June 2014

June 30, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
James Ishmael Ford explains how to create a more peaceful mind in Shambhala SunSpace. If you need inspiration to create that peaceful mind, check out “A Day in the Life of Mindfulness.” Join Jonathan Watts for his lecture, “After Fukushima and the Promise of Buddhism in the Nuclear... read more »
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June 30, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This month, our morsels will be focusing on healing, in honor of Bhante Gunaratana's new book, Meditation on Perception. Today's morsel comes from the collection The Arts of Contemplative Care. This watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care—from hospice and hospitals...

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This month, our morsels will be focusing on healing, in honor of Bhante Gunaratana's new...

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June 27, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Donald Lopez and Robert Buswell are nearing the end of their “Misconceptions about Buddhism” series with #9: Slow-Motion Satori. Shambhala Sun has a special article on insight meditation and how to practice it. Most of us could use a meditation by the time Friday comes around! Sharon... read more »
Donald Lopez and Robert Buswell are nearing the end of their “Misconceptions about Buddhism” series... read more »
June 26, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Slow-Motion Satori - The Zen tradition’s “sudden enlightenment” may not be so sudden after all. (Via Tricycle) A Mindful Texting App For When “LOL” Won’t Cut It - This app helps you navigate tense texts. (Via Mindful) Mindfulness for kids - Why we should be encouraging young people... read more »
June 25, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Roshis Bernie Glassman and Eve Marko reflect on making peace for those living with trauma. Buddhism means different things to different people. Anne Battles finds it a way to connect with her father and stay centered. Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.... read more »
Roshis Bernie Glassman and Eve Marko reflect on ... read more »
June 25, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“If the generally accepted concept were to obtain what we really need and then be content, society would be completely different. We would not be always tortured by fear and anxiety. We could just relax and be happy. Developing a sense of contentment is a precious gift.”

- His Holiness the Dalai Lama,...

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“If the generally accepted concept were to obtain what we really need and then be...

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