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Excerpt from Zen: The Authentic Gate by Koun Yamada.
Although belief, understanding, practice, enlightenment, and personalization come together into a single whole on the Zen path, they are not unique to Zen—any authentic religion will possess them. But just what is it that we believe, understand,...read more »
Excerpt from How to Meditate by Kathleen McDonald.
Everyone wants happiness yet few of us seem to find it. In our search for satisfaction we go from one relationship to another, one job to another, one country to another. We study art and medicine, train to be tennis players and typists; have babies, race...read more »
The following is an excerpt from chapter 11 of Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron. The authors introduce this chapter with the following overview: “The four immeasurables or ‘boundless states’—love, compassion, joy, and equanimity—are widely taught and practiced in...read more »
The following is an excerpt from chapter 11 of ...read more »
Excerpt from the “Overcoming the Hindrances” section of Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana.Ill Will (Aversion)
Symptoms: When your thoughts reveal a motivation that is unkind or aggressive, even a little, you have ill will. In that condition you cannot...read more »
Excerpt from the “Overcoming the Hindrances” section of ...read more »
Today is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday, and all of us at Wisdom would like to wish him good health and long life, and thank him for the many mind- and heart-opening teachings he’s given the world. We’ve been honored to publish many of those teachings in the form of books that we hope express what His Holiness names...read more »
Today is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday, and all of us at Wisdom would like to wish...read more »
Excerpt from Maya: A Novel by C. W. Huntington, Jr. Please note: this excerpt contains strong language.
My alarm went off just before sunrise. Today I would meet Nortul. If I were going to arrive at Delhi University by midmorning, I needed to get an early start. I knew the...read more »