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November 25, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

The Four Noble Truths and Causation

The core teachings of the Buddha are grounded in the four noble truths. These are the foundation of the Buddhist teaching. The four noble truths are the truth of suffering, its origin, the possibility of cessation of suffering, and the path leading...

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The Four Noble Truths and Causation

The core...

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November 16, 2015
by Ajahn Brahm

When you aren’t easily satisfied, when you’re demanding and full of wants, you also get restless. When you don’t get what you want, your desires grow, and you get into a terrible cycle of wanting. you know what it’s like sometimes when you’re desperate: you don’t want to walk, you don’t want to sit down, you don’t want...

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When you aren’t easily satisfied, when you’re demanding and full of wants, you also...

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November 11, 2015
by Matthew Bortolin

In April 2015 I attended the galaxy’s biggest party (Star Wars Celebration Anaheim), and was once again amazed at the unifying power of George Lucas’s cinematic creation. I cannot explain the comradery, the profound sense of connection, and the shared joy I felt watching the premiere of the second trailer for The Force...

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In April 2015 I attended the galaxy’s biggest party (Star Wars Celebration Anaheim), and was ...

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November 2, 2015
by Deborah Schoeberlein David

Excerpt from Living Mindfully by Deborah Schoeberlein David.

Many of us live at the mercy of our emotions. Daily life provides all sorts of opportunities for them to rise up and take over our experience. Most of us perceive our emotions as essential to our identity; ...

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October 21, 2015
by David R. Loy

From A New Buddhist Path by David Loy.

Nonattachment is, of course, what we are practicing when we meditate. That is why meditation is such an important part of the Buddhist path. Because the self is composed of mostly habitual ways of thinking, feeling, acting, reacting, and so forth, it means that when I “let go...

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October 14, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

Excerpt from MindScience: An East-West Dialogue by the Dalai Lama, Dan Goleman, et al.

I would like to explain briefly the basic Buddhist concept of mind and some of the techniques employed in Buddhism for training the mind. The primary aim of these techniques is the attainment of...

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