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December 2, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today's Mindful Morsel comes from Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond. In this book, Ajahn Brahm (a self-described meditation junkie) shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas—a core part of the Buddha’s original meditation teaching. Never before has this material been approached in such an...

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Today's Mindful Morsel comes from Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond...

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November 29, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Open your heart to your suffering. If you’re feeling that family and friends could be helping more but aren’t, take compassionate action toward yourself by immediately making contact with them. Often people are just waiting to be asked to help but won’t make that first contact.”—Toni Bernhard, How to Be Sick

“Open your heart to your suffering. If you’re feeling that family and friends could be helping...

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November 29, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

We have come to our final selection in the Teaching of the Buddha blog series. In today's sutta, the Buddha challenges the Venerable Sāriputta’s “bellowing utterance” by asking him whether he fully knows the moral discipline, qualities (perhaps concentration), wisdom, meditative dwellings, and liberation of...

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We have come to our final selection in the Teaching of the Buddha blog series. In...

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November 28, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“A state called witnessing deep sleep is described as dreamless sleep in which you experience a quiet, peaceful inner state of awareness or wakefulness—a feeling of infinite expansion and bliss, and nothing else. Then, one becomes aware of one’s own existence as an individual—which may lead to emerging from sleep.”—Jayne...

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“A state called witnessing deep sleep is described as dreamless sleep in which you experience a...

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November 28, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Nikayas occasionally employ another scheme for classifying noble disciples, one that makes the dominant faculty rather than the level of attainment alone the basis for differentiation. The main source for this scheme is a passage in the Kīṭāgiri Sutta, below. This method of classification divides arahants into two...

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The Nikayas occasionally employ another scheme for classifying noble disciples, one that...

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November 27, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Wisdom will be closed tomorrow and Friday, so this is our last "In Other News..." of the week. We wish everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving and/or Hanukkah a peaceful holiday.

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Wisdom will be closed tomorrow and Friday, so this is our last "In Other News..." of the week....

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