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December 2, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
“Mindfulness or Mindlessness?” - Danny Fisher shares his reaction to... read more »
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December 2, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today's Mindful Morsel comes from Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond. In this book, Ajahn Brahm (a self-described meditation junkie) shares his...

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Today's Mindful Morsel comes from Ajahn Brahm's Mindfulness, Bliss, and...

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November 29, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

We have come to our final selection in the Teaching of the Buddha blog series. In today's sutta, the Buddha challenges the Venerable Sāriputta’s “...

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We have come to our final selection in the Teaching of the Buddha blog...

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November 28, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Nikayas occasionally employ another scheme for classifying noble disciples, one that makes the dominant faculty rather than the level of attainment alone the basis for...

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The Nikayas occasionally employ another scheme for classifying noble disciples,...

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November 27, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

On entering the irreversible path to the attainment of Nibbana, one becomes a noble person (ariyapuggala), the word “noble” (ariya) here denoting...

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On entering the irreversible path to the attainment of Nibbana, one becomes a...

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November 26, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

We have come to the final week in our Teachings of the Buddha series. The theme for this week is “The Planes of Realization.”—editor's note

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We have come to the final week in our Teachings of the Buddha series. The...

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November 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
The Shambhala Sun Foundation's... read more »
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November 22, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The most profound and effective way to overcome sloth and torpor is to stop fighting your mind. Stop trying to change things and instead let things be. Make peace, not war,...

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“The most profound and effective way to overcome sloth and torpor is to stop fighting...

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November 22, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's text gives a list of eight causes and conditions for obtaining “the wisdom fundamental to the spiritual life” and for bringing such wisdom to maturity. Of...

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Today's text gives a list of eight causes and conditions for obtaining “the wisdom...

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November 21, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection, drawn from The Saḷāyatanasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on the Six Sense Bases, testifies that for Early Buddhism, liberation requires direct...

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Today's selection, drawn from The Saḷāyatanasaṃyutta: Connected Discourses on...

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