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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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

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October 17, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
The Martha’s Vineyard Times has a piece on Korean director Kim Ki-Duk’s 2003 Buddhist-inspired film, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring, which explores the passage of time through a “powerful celebration of the world’s natural beauty.” The Zennist features “The big conversation between Bodhidharma and Emperor... read more »
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