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March 4, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

A selection from the chapter on mindfulness in Shantideva’s The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, translated by René Feusi in ...

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A selection from the chapter on mindfulness in Shantideva’s The Bodhisattva’s Way...

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February 4, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

From Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron.

Over the years I have spoken many times about bhikṣuṇī ordination and...

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From Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by the Dalai Lama and Thubten...

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January 6, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

An excerpt from the Dalai Lama’s book The Middle Way.

1. Approaching the Profound

Today,...

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An excerpt from the Dalai Lama’s book...

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January 5, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

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

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From the Dalai Lama’s recent book ...

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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...

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Four Attributes of True Cessations

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

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October 8, 2014
by The Dalai Lama
An Overview of Tibetan Buddhism

A talk at the Zen Center, Green Gulch, California. In a large hall the meditators chanted the “Heart Sutra,” after which the...

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An Overview of Tibetan Buddhism

A talk at the Zen Center, Green Gulch,...

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September 3, 2014
by The Dalai Lama
CHAPTER 1: The Benefits of Compassion

My experiences are nothing special, just ordinary human ones. Through my Buddhist training, however, I have learned something about...

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CHAPTER 1: The Benefits of Compassion

My experiences are nothing special, just...

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August 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“My basic feeling is that it is better for people to follow their own religious tradition. Maybe you realize that the Buddhist way is really more effective, but you...

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“My basic feeling is that it is better for people to follow their own...

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August 20, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

How do we ensure the purity of our motivation when giving a teaching or listening to one? One way is by reciting special prayers of aspiration before we begin. Now, for a...

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How do we ensure the purity of our motivation when giving a teaching or listening to...

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August 13, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
CHAPTER 1: APPROACHING THE PROFOUND

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Today, here in the twenty-first century, humanity has reached a highly...

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CHAPTER 1: APPROACHING THE PROFOUND

By His Holiness the Dalai...

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