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October 25, 2017
by Larry Yang

Not finding a spiritual community within which to root myself, for many years I practiced meditation on my own, and I read books and tried to learn meditation from recorded talks. I periodically attended meditation and Dharma sessions at different places, but always bounced out of them because I never fully felt that I belonged...

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Not finding a spiritual community within which to root myself, for many years I practiced...

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October 11, 2017
by The Dalai Lama

There are different explanations in the Buddhist texts on how these world systems come to cease. For example, Sūtra on the Meeting of the Father and Son states:

The time when this world system is destroyed does exist. When this world system is about to be destroyed two suns will appear in the...

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There are different explanations in the Buddhist texts on how these world systems come to cease...

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September 27, 2017
by Kathleen Dowling Singh

It’s hard to be a person. We all know that. Rarely, though, do we fully share such a disclosure with each other. We isolate ourselves, believing that the unease we feel is normal or that no one else feels it or that everyone else feels it and they just have better masks. This thinking keeps each of us feeling...

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It’s hard to be a person. We all know that. Rarely, though, do we fully share...

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September 13, 2017
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

 

 

The Great Chapter (Mahāvagga)   1. The Going Forth (Pabbajjā Sutta)                  

405. I will tell of the going forth,

how the One with Vision went forth,

how, while investigating,

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August 28, 2017
by The Dalai Lama

My precious tutor usually maintained a humble and modest demeanor. In times of crisis for the country and the Buddha’s teaching, however, he was not modest and revealed a powerful and decisive side. Here is one example. In 1951, when we were staying in Dromo, there were conflicting opinions in the Tibetan government on whether we...

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My precious tutor usually maintained a humble and modest demeanor. In times of crisis for the...

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May 8, 2017
by Tamara Levitt

This weekend the cherry blossoms took full bloom. It’s always an exciting time when for just two weeks each year, these magical trees can be appreciated. The park was crowded with people taking photos and admiring their beauty.

There’s a great lesson to be found in the ephemeral nature of cherry blossoms. Since we know...

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This weekend the cherry blossoms took full bloom. It’s always an exciting time when for just two...

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