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From Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron.
Over the years I have spoken many times about bhikṣuṇī ordination and expressed my wish and hope that this ordination will be given in our Mūlasarvāstivāda vinaya tradition. When Śāntarakṣita brought the bhikṣu ordination lineage to...read more »
From Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron....read more »
A helpful list from Life is Spiritual Practice by Jean Smith.
1. Do I avoid becoming overtired by regularly getting enough sleep or resting when I need to?
2. Do I dress warmly or coolly enough for the seasonal temperature? Do I...read more »
A helpful list from ...read more »
This is an excerpt from Jean Smith’s new book, Life is Spiritual Practice.
1. Generosity is believed to be common to all beings and to be the easiest of the perfections to practice, so one begins with it. Its chief characteristic is the...read more »
This is an excerpt from Jean Smith’s new...read more »
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 ...read more »
Resolution: May cultivating metta practice...read more »
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...read more »
I was...read more »
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...read more »
Learn the story behind the classic Zen poem Ten Verses of Unfathomable Depth in...read more »