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December 12, 2014
by The Dalai Lama

From the Dalai Lama’s new book Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions.

Four Attributes of the True Path

The noble eightfold path is the true path—a mind directly realizing nibbāna—that brings about all cessations of dukkha and its causes. Insight wisdom is generated by meditating on the subtle...

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December 11, 2014

An excerpt from In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

1. Old Age, Illness, and Death (1) Aging and Death

At Savatthi, King Pasenadi of Kosala said to the Blessed One: “Venerable sir, is anyone who is born free from aging and death?”

“Great king, no one...

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An excerpt from In the Buddha’s Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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December 10, 2014
by The Dalai Lama

From the Dalai Lama’s new book Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions.

Four Attributes of True Cessation

Nibbāna is the true cessation of dukkha and its origins. It is perceived by the four types of ariyas—stream-enterer, once-returner, nonreturner, and arahant—who experience the paths and fruits (...

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December 9, 2014
by Barbara Bonner

Barbara Bonner, author of Inspiring Generosity, recently spoke on generous leadership at The Mindful Leadership Summit, Washington D.C. November 14-16, 2014. [Source]

I have been extraordinarily lucky in both my professional and personal lives to have met and worked closely with some remarkably generous...

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Barbara Bonner, author of ...

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December 3, 2014
by The Dalai Lama
Four Attributes of True Cessations

True cessations (nirodha-sacca, nirodha-satya) are the cessations of various levels of afflictions actualized by progressing through the paths to arhatship and full awakening. Afflictions are of two types: innate (sahaja) afflictions continue uninterruptedly from one lifetime...

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Four Attributes of True Cessations

True cessations (nirodha-sacca, nirodha-satya) are...

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December 3, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

We are so pleased to welcome our special guest blogger, Ben Connelly! Ben is the author of Inside the Grass Hut, and has just completed a tour across the US. Today he shares his memories and experiences of his time on the road and the inspiration for his book.

Song of the Grass...

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We are so pleased to welcome our special guest blogger, Ben Connelly! Ben is the author of...

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