The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

The Wisdom Blog

October 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Shambhala SunSpace has an excerpt from The Hidden Lamp (“Satsujo Weeps”)! You can also find an excerpt in their latest print issue. Beginner’s Heart asks a familiar question: Why do I meditate? Marguarite Manteau-Rao lists her 6 meditation misconceptions at Mind Deep. The Lazy Yogi speaks... read more »
October 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Sleep, wake, sleep, wake, until the sleeper wakes no more. Without attention, without the particular turnings of attention developed and practiced through meditative consciousness, forgotten dreams and too-soon forgotten days seem likely all there is: unawakened mind.”—Robert Langan, Minding What Matters

“Sleep, wake, sleep, wake, until the sleeper wakes no more. Without attention, without the...

read more »
October 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today’s morsel comes from Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures: Essays on Theory and Practice. This collection explores the creative possibilities emerging from the synergy of Buddhism and psychotherapy. The selection below is from Richard K. Payne's chapter, “Individualization and Awakening: Romance Narrative...

read more »

Today’s morsel comes from Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures: Essays on Theory...

read more »
October 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
New Lotus has a moving and informative article on the plight of Buddhist minorities in Bangladesh. Tricycle has a selection from Wisdom of the Kadam Masters: "Wouldn't it be better if you practiced the Dharma?" Slow change and being up against a wall are on the mind of Rev. Mugo. There's a Fall Haiku... read more »
October 18, 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...

read more »
October 18, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

In today’s selection The Buddha teaches that in seeking “the good visible in this present life,” the lay follower should consistently adhere to principles of right conduct, especially to the five precepts and the rules of right livelihood. Thus he stipulates that wealth must be “acquired by energetic striving …  righteous...

read more »

In today’s selection The Buddha teaches that in seeking “the good visible in this present...

read more »

Pages