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March 16, 2016
by Ajahn Brahm

After we purchased the land for our monastery in we were broke. We were in debt. There were no buildings on the land, not even a shed. Those first few weeks we slept not on beds but on old doors we had bought cheaply from the salvage yard; we raised them on bricks at each corner to lift them off the ground. (There were no...

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After we purchased the land for our monastery in we were broke. We were in debt. There were no...

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March 9, 2016
by Rinchen Sadutshang
Chapter 23: To China with the Dalai Lama and His Entourage

More than two years had passed now since the Chinese entered Lhasa. In China they were making preparations for the National People’s Congress to frame a new constitution, which was to allot ten seats for Tibet. The Chinese extended an invitation to His...

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Chapter 23: To China with the Dalai Lama and His Entourage

More than two years...

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March 2, 2016
by Master Guojun

When I was in my teens my class took a weeklong field trip by bus from Singapore to the mountainous countryside of northern Malaysia. Imagine our excitement at being on this adventure with our classmates. We boys were in a particularly boisterous mood, outdoing one another to impress the girls. Being mischievous and rather bold,...

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When I was in my teens my class took a weeklong field trip by bus from Singapore to the...

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February 24, 2016
by The Dalai Lama

During the course of my life, on account of my training in the Buddhist teachings, I have gained some experiential understanding; I have thought a lot about these topics, and this is what I would like to share with you. However, if, as I speak, I relate my experience to the Buddhist teachings, it is not in order to propagate...

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During the course of my life, on account of my training in the Buddhist teachings, I have gained...

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January 27, 2016
by The Dalai Lama

Excerpt from The Wheel of Life by the Dalai Lama.

Dependent-arising is the general philosophy of all Buddhist systems even though many different interpretations are found among those systems. in Sanskrit the word for dependent-arising is pratītyasamutpāda. The word ...

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January 22, 2016
by Kestrel Slocombe

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