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November 14, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“On the basis of the belief that all human beings share the same divine nature, we have a very strong ground, a very powerful reason, to believe that it is possible for each of us to develop a genuine sense of equanimity toward all beings.”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Good Heart

“On the basis of the belief that all human beings share the same divine nature, we have a very...

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November 14, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

We are excited to share a new video from Ven. Thubten Chodron. She shares the the inspiration for and editing process of Insight into Emptiness by Khensur Jampa Tegchok.

See part 2 here.

We are excited to share a new video from Ven. Thubten Chodron. She shares the the inspiration...

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November 14, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Dalai Lama encourges Buddhist nuns on the Path: His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently spoke encouragingly to hundreds of exiled Tibetan Buddhist nuns in India about the importance of their roles in preserving the Buddhist teachings and as future teachers. The Mystical Element: the Zennist explores... read more »
November 13, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe

Via Buddhism Now, we have this intriguing footage, offering a privileged glimpse into the lost world of Tibet before the Chinese invasion. The color film captures the landscape, people, and sacred architecture of Tibet, showing “Scenes of Tibetan natives, terrain, travel facilities, housing, a New Year religious festival, the...

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November 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Lynette Montiero at the Ottowa Mindfulness Clinic discusses the relationship between mindfulness and Buddhism. Dangerous Harvests' Nathan writes on how his practice helped liberate his hatred. Three Buddhist statues hidden for centuries are finally unveiled in Kyoto.

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November 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Many of us began spiritual practice as a means of resolving trauma. Unfortunately, the image of the unattached, enlightened, fierce Zen master who has transcended self-clinging and happily lives the hermit’s life, appealing as it is, may not be so useful to Westerners. We need to integrate meditation’s energetic awareness into...

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“Many of us began spiritual practice as a means of resolving trauma. Unfortunately, the image of...

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