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November 12, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
108 Zen Books has a new review of The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, which they call “a book you approach with Post-It notes, a spiral notebook, sharpened pencils, and a willingness to have your practice turned right-side up.” Video - Geshe Ngawang Tenley... read more »
November 12, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Those who can remain in meditation while in dreamless sleep have the potential to abide in the realization of the nature of the clear light of sleep. For an ordinary person, the many dreams that occur during the course of the night are produced by latent predispositions, or mental imprints. These come from the activation of the...

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“Those who can remain in meditation while in dreamless sleep have the potential to abide in the...

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November 12, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week's theme for The Teachings of the Buddha is “Mastering the Mind.”—editor's note

Having presented a broad overview of the world-transcending path in the previous chapter, in this chapter and the next I intend to focus more specifically on two aspects of this path as described in...

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This week's theme for The Teachings of the Buddha is “Mastering the Mind.”—editor's...

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November 11, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
We were thrilled to see Mindfulness in Plain English and Zen Meditation in Plain English listed as two of The Huffington Post’s recommended books for beginning meditators. Lewis Richmond writes on letting go of your “storybook Zen.” Karen Maezen Miller lists the six steps to a mindful argument -... read more »
We were thrilled to see Mindfulness in Plain English and Zen Meditation in Plain... read more »
November 11, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from Mu Soeng's The Heart of the Universe: Exploring the Heart Sutra. This is the bold and intriguing assertion of the Heart Sutra, a text of seminal importance to the Buddhist tradition made even more fascinating by its deep resonance with the cutting edges of quantum physics and cognitive...

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This week's morsel comes from Mu Soeng's The Heart of the Universe: Exploring the Heart...

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November 11, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The scriptures say that when the mind indulges in sensual objects, it becomes agitated. This is the usual state of affairs in the world, as we can observe. In their quest for happiness, people mistake excitement of the mind for real happiness. They never have the chance to experience the greater joy that comes with peace and...

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“The scriptures say that when the mind indulges in sensual objects, it becomes agitated. This is...

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