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December 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There is a well-known simile about a monkey trap of the kind used in Asia—a wooden container with a small opening. Inside lies a sweet. The monkey, attracted by the sweet, puts his paw into the opening and grasps the sweet. When he wants to draw his paw out again, he cannot get his fist with the sweet through the narrow opening...

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“There is a well-known simile about a monkey trap of the kind used in Asia—a wooden container...

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December 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today's morsel comes from the compliation, The Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza, edited by John Daido Loori. The selection below is from “Zazen Yojinki: Notes on What To Be Aware of in Zazen” by Keizan Jokin, translated by Yasuda Joshu and Anzan Hoshin. Here Keizan Jokin gives...

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Today's morsel comes from the compliation, The Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings...

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December 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Buddhist Peace Fellowship debates the term "white supremacy" and addresses how to heal racism. The new dharma successor was named at AZTA. Sweeping Zen covers the controversy that it has caused. The IDP Blog looks at two radical women: Robina Courtin and Kathleen Hanna. Jack Kornfield has a new video at... read more »
December 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

In the spirit of Wisdom’s Winter Call for Submissions on “Retreat,” we’re thrilled to share this inspiring video from our friends at the Garrison Institute in New York. The video celebrates the Institute’s ten-year anniversary and beautifully conveys the inspiration behind their commitment to cultivating a contemplative practice...

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In the spirit of Wisdom’s...

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December 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The truly religious life liberates a finite, relative being to become a “rare and excellent person” naturally and spontaneously. As imperfect humans, we are bound by our karmic limitations, but that poses no hindrance for reflecting the boundless life and light of the Buddha. It is not the case that everything that karmic evil...

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“The truly religious life liberates a finite, relative being to become a “rare and excellent...

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December 12, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
News about the Buddhist shrine recently discovered - it may not be quite what we think. Tricycle has more. If you're in New York City early next year, be sure to head to Tibet House to see their upcoming exhibit, "Mandala: Locus of Thought." If you can't make it, Shambhala SunSpace has a sneak peak of some of the... read more »
News about the Buddhist shrine recently discovered - it may not be quite what we think.... read more »

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