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December 31, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Another New Year - Sitting still in the dark zendo and breathing with others is exactly what Natalie Goldberg needs. On this last night of the year, she wonders what this human life is all... read more »
December 30, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Bhante Suhita Dharma, the first African American to be ordained as a Buddhist monk. Buddhist Peace Fellowship has a lovely tribute to him, as does... read more »
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Bhante Suhita Dharma, the first African American to be... read more »
December 30, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The word meditation in the modern world often has the connotation of doing something special to calm the mind or try to achieve some altered state of consciousness. But the Sanskrit word for meditation is bhavana, which simply means “cultivation.” In fact, we are all cultivating our minds in one way or another all the time,...

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“The word meditation in the modern world often has the connotation of doing something special...

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December 30, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today's morsel comes from The Easy Path: Illuminating the First Panchen Lama’s Secret Instructions by Gyumed Khunsur Lobsang Jampa, a translation and commentary of The First Panchen Lama’s Easy Path (de lam). In this selection, Geshe Lobsang Jampa looks at the work's instructions for generating ...

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Today's morsel comes from The Easy Path: Illuminating the First Panchen Lama’s Secret...

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December 20, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Ethan Nichtern gives his tips for surviving the holidays as a Buddhist. #1: Be stubborn about your practice! See the rest of his advice at The Huffington Post.... read more »
Ethan Nichtern gives his tips for surviving the holidays as a Buddhist. #1: Be stubborn about... read more »
December 20, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“It’s not enough just to sit down and then, with a totally mundane motivation, proceed into meditation. Rather, among the possibilities of having a virtuous, nonvirtuous, or ethically neutral motivation, it is necessary to bring forth a virtuous motivation, specifically the spirit of awakening for the sake of all sentient beings...

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“It’s not enough just to sit down and then, with a totally mundane motivation, proceed into...

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