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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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October 14, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Once I’d achieved my goal I had to admit to myself it wasn’t what I expected and that it did not in fact make everything perfect. And this will happen to anyone who attains any kind of “success” no matter how it is defined—even if success is defined as complete, unsurpassed, perfect enlightenment. You will discover upon reaching...

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“Once I’d achieved my goal I had to admit to myself it wasn’t what I expected and that it did...

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October 14, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today’s morsel comes from Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English, a manual for beginning a meditation practice by Bob Sharples. Here Sharples explains how to make a realistic first step towards a practice.

Making a Start with Meditation and Relaxation

Some...

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Today’s morsel comes from Meditation and Relaxation in Plain English, a manual for...

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October 11, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

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.

Ani Choying Drolma, aka The Rockstar Nun, continues to spread the Buddha's teaching through her music. From Buddhist Art News. Shambhala... read more »

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

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October 11, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“As the familiar daytime aspects of things are gradually lost in the great fragrant darkness, the question of faith grows more distinct, more urgent, for we begin to perceive around us what cannot be relied on or revered as unchangeable and secure; namely, all of this that we can point to, label, and define, all conditioned,...

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“As the familiar daytime aspects of things are gradually lost in the great fragrant darkness,...

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October 11, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today selection comes from the Cankī Sutta.  Here, the Buddha explains that a person who has faith in something “preserves truth” when he says “this is my faith.” He “preserves truth” because he merely states what he believes without jumping to the conclusion that what he believes is definitely true and anything else contrary...

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Today selection comes from the Cankī Sutta.  Here, the Buddha explains that a person who has...

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