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October 17, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Wholesome relations between parents and children depend in turn upon the mutual affection and respect of husband and wife, and thus the Buddha also offers guidelines for proper relationships between married couples. These again emphasize a common commitment to ethical conduct and spiritual ideals. Of special interest to us,...

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Wholesome relations between parents and children depend in turn upon the mutual affection...

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October 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
The mindful breathing used in meditation and yoga does more than just relax you - it has lots of health benefits! Elephant Journal reports. If your meditation practice needs shaking up, Wildmind Buddhist Meditation can help. The Huffington Post looks at the materialism of the spiritual. For a more... read more »
The mindful breathing used in meditation and yoga does more than just relax you - it has lots of... read more »
October 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Use your own problems to remember that others have problems too.”—Kathleen McDonald, Awakening the Kind Heart

“Use your own problems to remember that others have problems too.”—Kathleen McDonald, ...

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October 15, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe

There is so much happening in the Buddhist, meditation, and mindfulness communities, and we want to make sure you know about it! Here’s the latest from the online community.

The Buddhist Peace Fellowship explores: what is nonviolence? How Much is an Opinion Really Worth? When do our opinions... read more »

There is so much happening in the Buddhist, meditation, and mindfulness communities, and we want...

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October 15, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The temptation is to conclude that perhaps meditation is alright for some but dead wrong for you. In my case, meditation started out painful and tedious beyond words. Extremely convincing arguments for giving up before you have even started will almost certainly occur to you—don’t listen to them.”—Tom Chetwynd, Zen and the...

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“The temptation is to conclude that perhaps meditation is alright for some but dead wrong for...

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October 15, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “The Happiness Visible in This Present Life.”—Editor’s note

Is it the case, as some scholars hold, that the Buddha’s original message was exclusively one of world-transcending liberation, with little relevance for people stuck in the routines of...

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This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “The Happiness Visible in...

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