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Does the spiritual life demand starkness and sacrifice? Can we follow our spiritual aspirations when we still have connections to the material world? In this excerpt from Dialogues in a Dream, Zen master Musō Soseki addresses this timeless matter.
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Excerpt from Freedom from Anger by Venerable Sumanasara.
1. You Have the Power to be Happy. As you can see, our feelings are subject to powerful influences from the outside world. But, to be clear, information from the outside world by itself does not orient our...read more »
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Excerpt from the “Techniques for Overcoming Hindrances” section of Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana.Sensual Desire
Symptoms: Distracting thoughts about what you want to get, do, have, or attain. Most of our distracting thoughts have an element of wanting...read more »
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Excerpted from Dialogues in a Dream: The Life and Zen Teachings of Muso Soseki (transalted by Thomas Yuho Kirchner).
Question: The Buddha, in his great compassion, alleviates the suffering of sentient beings and seeks to give them comfort. Why, then, do the Buddhist...read more »
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Excerpted from Medicine and Compassion by Choknyi Nyima Rinpoche and David R. Shlim, MD.
When it comes to the healing professions, wisdom means knowing what it takes, understanding all the factors that are necessary in the healing process. It is not limited to making the correct ...read more »
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1. Mindfulness in Plain English
This is the classic: the mindfulness guide that’s been a bestseller since its publication in the 1980s. With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the...read more »