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November 19, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week’s theme for The Teachings of the Buddha is “Shining the Light of Wisdom.”—editor's note.

The texts cited in the last chapter treated meditation as a discipline of mental training aimed at a twofold task: stilling the mind and generating insight. The still mind, calm and...

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This week’s theme for The Teachings of the Buddha is “Shining the Light of Wisdom...

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November 18, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
“Meditation Malice” — Shambhala SunSpace has a piece from Dharma Punx teacher Josh Korda on working with distractions and resentment.  Calling all funny Buddhists! Here’s a chance to get your writing published in The Little Book of Buddhist Humor, to be published by Sumeru Books. Find out... read more »
November 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Not a single one of any of the dreams I had last night remains when I wake up. Likewise, not a single one of all these daytime appearances today will appear tonight in my dreams. There is no difference between the dreams of the day and the night.”—Padmasambhavana, The Attention Revolution

“Not a single one of any of the dreams I had last night remains when I wake up. Likewise, not a...

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November 15, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
End your week right: this video provides a 15-minute guided meditation with Lama Surya Das. A wonderful poem from Tricycle on finding the “trustful slowness within.” Mercedes Benz vs. Zen Monks: An interesting and amusing video from Shambhala SunSpace. Is Mindfulness... read more »
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November 15, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“If a thought arises, take note of it and then dismiss it. When you forget all attachments steadfastly, you will naturally become zazen itself. This is the art of zazen. Zazen is the Dharma-gate of great repose and joy.”—Eihei Dogen, Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist

“If a thought arises, take note of it and then dismiss it. When you forget all attachments...

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November 15, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

The discourse generally considered to offer the most comprehensive instructions on meditation practice is the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta. Two versions of this sutta exist, a longer version in the Dıgha Nikaya, a middle length version in the Majjhima Nikaya. The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta does not recommend a single meditation subject nor...

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The discourse generally considered to offer the most comprehensive instructions on...

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