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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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November 4, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
The Naked Monk has a new interview with Martine Batchelor on Buddhism, teaching, meditation, and more. Shenandoah University students have created a Buddhist alter meant to inspire meditation and peace. From Buddhist Art News. Scene Asia reports on a contemporary art show at an ancient South Korean temple... read more »
November 4, 2013
by Maura Gaughan

Share your creative piece with the Wisdom community by answering our Winter Call for Blog Submissions! By submitting your work, you will engage the forum of the Wisdom Blog as well as that of the greater Buddhist community. Who knows what brilliance you’ll awaken...

 

We often hear from our readers about...

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Share your creative piece with the Wisdom community by answering our Winter Call for Blog...

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November 4, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“We can be surprised by the “obvious” questions beginners ask that perhaps we ourselves could have asked.”—Sumi Loundon, Blue Jean Buddha

 

“We can be surprised by the “obvious” questions beginners ask that perhaps we ourselves could...

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November 4, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

This week’s morsel comes from Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth by Geshe Tashi Tsering from the series The Foundation of Buddhist Thought.  The Buddhist teaching of the "two truths" is the gateway to understanding the often-misunderstood philosophy of emptiness. This volume is an excellent source of support for...

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This week’s morsel comes from Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth by Geshe Tashi Tsering...

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November 1, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
The IDP Blog looks at how life is meaningless...and what that means. As autumn rolls along and the leaves here in New England continue to change, Buddhist Peace Fellowship offers a photo of another kind leafy tree. Shambhala SunSpace shares a new video from artist Mike Giant on why he meditates. ... read more »

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