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November 6, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Rap music remains “an expression of Hip Hop culture’s capacity to metabolize suffering… and at its best, to draw meaning and beauty out of disorder and decay.” The Buddhist Peace Fellowship explores further in Buddha Between Beats: Hip-Hop Through A Dharma Lens.

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November 6, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Try to be reasonable in the way you grow, and don’t ever think it is too late. It is never too late. Even if you are going  to die tomorrow, keep yourself straight and clear and be a  happy human being today. If you keep your situation happy  day by day, you will eventually reach the greatest happiness  of enlightenment.”—Lama...

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“Try to be reasonable in the way you grow, and don’t ever think it is too late. It is never too...

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November 6, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection is the Cūḷamālunkya Sutta: The Shorter Discourse to Mālunkyāputta. This sutta shows that the Buddhist path is not designed to provide theoretical answers to philosophical questions. In this sutta the monk Mālunkyāputta approaches the Buddha and demands answers to ten speculative questions, threatening to...

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Today's selection is the Cūḷamālunkya Sutta: The Shorter Discourse to Mālunkyāputta. This...

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November 5, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Have you noticed mindfulness popping up in schools, articles, online, and more? The New York Times has too! Monkey Mind shares a dharma talk from Jan Seymour-Ford on independence, dependence, and what it means to choose one or both. Robina Courtin is interviewed by Women News Network on her work in... read more »
Have you noticed mindfulness popping up in schools, articles, online, and more?... read more »
November 5, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There is said to be a relationship between dreaming, on the one hand, and the gross and subtle levels of the body on the other. But it’s also said there is such a thing as a “special dream state.” In that state, the “special dream body” is created from the mind and from vital energy within the body. This special dream body is...

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“There is said to be a relationship between dreaming, on the one hand, and the gross and subtle...

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November 5, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week's theme to The Teachings of the Buddha is “The Path to Liberation.”—Editor's note

In this chapter, we come to the unique distinguishing feature of the Buddha’s teaching, its “supramundane” or “world-transcending” (lokuttara) path to liberation. This path builds upon the...

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This week's theme to The Teachings of the Buddha is “The Path to Liberation.”—...

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