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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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January 6, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

An excerpt from the Dalai Lama’s book The Middle Way.

1. Approaching the Profound

Today, here in the twenty-first century, humanity has reached a highly advanced stage of material development and of knowledge of various fields, and we continue to progress in these areas. However, the demands on our attention are...

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January 6, 2015
by Terrance Keenan

An excerpt from Terrance Keenan’s recent title Zen Encounters with Loneliness.

From St. Nadie in Winter

With a lamp and keysDesire prowls among these treescrippled with diseased soil.Do not meet it.It will eat any scrawny wish,swallow you whole.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Is it only the Dead...

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January 6, 2015

From In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon, translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

2. The Tribulations of Unreflective Living (1) The Dart of Painful Feeling

“Monks, when the uninstructed worldling experiences a painful feeling, he sorrows, grieves, and laments; he weeps beating his...

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January 5, 2015

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

There is very little doubt that those of us who want to meditate are looking for something other than what we are used to in the world. We are...

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

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January 5, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

From the Dalai Lama’s recent book Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions.

Chapter 4: The Higher Training in Ethical Conduct

The four truths establish the reason and framework for Dharma practice. To attain nirvāṇa we must cultivate the three higher trainings in ethical...

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