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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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October 10, 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.

Wildmind Buddhist Meditation blog talks to a long-time yoga practitioner and student about how mindfulness can ease stress by helping us see clearly the... read more »

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

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October 10, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There is nothing magical about meditation. Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love, of deep warm friendship toward yourself. In this view there is no longer any need for the subtle aggression of self-improvement, for self-criticism, for the...

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“There is nothing magical about meditation. Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to...

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October 9, 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.

Our prayers go to the family and community of Choje Akong Rinpoche who was killed yesterday. Rinpoche was the founder of the Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist... read more »

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

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October 9, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“How, dear sir, did you cross the flood?” “By not halting, friend, and by not straining I crossed the flood.” “But how is it, dear sir, that by not halting and by not straining you crossed the flood?” “When I came to a standstill, friend, then I sank; but when I struggled, then I got swept away. It is in this way, friend, that by...

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“How, dear sir, did you cross the flood?” “By not halting, friend, and by not straining I...

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October 9, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today’s selection comes from the Vīmasaka Sutta.  In it the Buddha lays down guidelines by which a monk can test “the Tathāgata,” that is, the Buddha, to evaluate his claim to be perfectly enlightened. One benchmark of perfect enlightenment is freedom of the mind from all defilements. If a monk cannot directly see into the...

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Today’s selection comes from the Vīmasaka Sutta.  In it the Buddha lays down guidelines by...

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