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January 29, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe
14.Loving-Kindness

Resolution: May cultivating metta practice concentrate my mind and open my heart.Mantra: May loving-kindness define my relationships with others.

So you’ve reached the point where you say, “Okay, I want my life ...

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14.Loving-Kindness

Resolution: May cultivating metta practice...

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January 28, 2015
by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Chapter 1 Not What You Think

I was hungry when I attended my first Nichiren Buddhist meeting in 1988. I mean that literally. I wanted to go out to eat at a restaurant with two friends of mine, but they insisted that I first attend a Buddhist meeting with them that evening...

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Chapter 1 Not What You Think

I was...

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January 22, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

Learn the story behind the classic Zen poem Ten Verses of Unfathomable Depth in these excerpts from our recent book Unfathomable Depths: Drawing Wisdom for Today from a Classical Zen Poem. (Read the poem here). 

Translators’ Preface

For the first time in English, this book presents—in tandem with...

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Learn the story behind the classic Zen poem Ten Verses of Unfathomable Depth in...

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January 21, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

This is an excerpt from Ayya Khema’s recently re-released book Know Where You’re Going (formerly titled When the Iron Eagle Flies).

Our first difficulty is that although we...

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This is an excerpt from Ayya Khema’s recently re-...

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January 18, 2015
by Terrance Keenan

This is an excerpt from Terrance Keenan’s new book Zen Encounters with Loneliness.

Chapter 2 The End of Perfection

The spiritual life is often described as being on a path. It implies direction, purpose, and an end. Even an endless path suggests to us an evolution toward some kind of perfection. One is...

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This is an excerpt from Terrance Keenan’s new book ...

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January 15, 2015
by Barbara Bonner

These are two excerpts from Barbara Bonner’s book Inspiring Generosity.

The Story of Sasha Dichter

There was nothing particularly different about that day. Sasha Dichter was on the S train as usual, heading home from his job in Manhattan as Chief Innovation Officer at the Acumen Fund. As...

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These are two excerpts from Barbara Bonner’s book...

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