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October 3, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today’s selection fills in the gaps of Tuesday’s narrative with a detailed account of the bodhisatta’s practice of self-mortification, strangely missing from the previous discourse. This text also gives us the classic description of the enlightenment experience as involving the attainment of the four jhānas,...

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Today’s selection fills in the gaps of Tuesday’s narrative with a detailed...

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October 2, 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 digital world.

Mandala has posted video of Tenzin Osel offering praise to Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Danny Fisher adds to the growing tributes to S. N. Goenka at Off... read more »

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

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October 2, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Do not cling to any one thing. Nothing is it, so do not judge and criticize. No intellectual concepts are valid, so do not presume.”—Shabkar in The Flight of the Garuda, translated by Keith Dowman

“Do not cling to any one thing. Nothing is it, so do not judge and criticize. No intellectual...

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October 2, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's suttas offer us a portrait of the Buddha stark in its realism, bare in its naturalism, striking in its ability to convey deep psychological insights with minimal descriptive technique. In this sutta, we read about his renunciation, his training under two famous meditation teachers, his disillusionment...

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Today's suttas offer us a portrait of the Buddha stark in its realism, bare in...

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October 1, 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 digital world.

Tricycle has a rememberance of S. N. Goenka. The new Shambhala Sun is out, and it includes many familiar voices including Toni Bernhard,... read more »

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

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October 1, 2013
by Andy Francis
Wisdom Publications was delighted to attend the first Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace in New York City's Central Park on September 22, 2013. Shinnyo-en, a Japanese Buddhist organization, has developed a reputation for their ability to bring together diverse groups of people, religious and nonreligious, to participate in... read more »
Wisdom Publications was delighted to attend the first Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace in New... read more »

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