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June 18, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“In Buddhism, liberation is always from a state that needs healing and to a healed state of release and greater effectiveness. Buddha is viewed as like a physician; practitioners are like patients taking the medicine of Buddha’s teaching in order to be cured from a basic illness and to achieve a state of health...

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“In Buddhism, liberation is always from a state that needs healing and to a healed...

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June 18, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

For this week’s Meditations Illustrated, Mike Medaglia illustrates these hope-inspiring words from author George Eliot.

 

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June 16, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Toni Bernhard shares how her Buddhist practice has helped her live with chronic pain with Dr. Paul Christo. Mandala has a recap, photos, and video of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's recent trip to Italy. Who is a Zen Teacher? James Ishmael Ford meditates on this question.... read more »
Toni Bernhard shares how her Buddhist practice has helped her live with chronic pain with ... read more »
June 16, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This month, our morsels will be focusing on healing, in honor of Bhante Gunaratana's new book, Meditation on Perception. Today's morsel comes from Lama Zopa Rinpoches's Ultimate Healing. In Ultimate Healing, Lama Zopa Rinpoche helps us to recognize the root of...

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This month, our morsels will be focusing on healing, in honor of Bhante Gunaratana's new...

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June 13, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Healing Meditation 2 | Mind is Also Changing   As we watch the changing nature of our experiences, we notice that the mind does not remain static when it becomes aware of the changes in conditioned things. We discover that the mind also changes when it notices changes in other things. In other words, our awareness of impermanence is... read more »
Healing Meditation 2 | Mind is Also Changing   As we watch the changing nature of our experiences,... read more »
June 12, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Only the Occasional Brothel - The “unconstrained conduct” of Zen is more literary trope than pervasive practice. (Via Tricycle) George Takei to address “Being Gay, Being Buddhist” seminar - George Takei–yes, that George Takei: Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu, social activist, daily humor dispenser to... read more »

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