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March 27, 2015
by Gyalwang Karmapa XVII Orgyen Trinley Dorje

For most of human history, people all over the world had a simple lifestyle that made use of natural resources sustainably, and avoided significant damage to the...

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For most of human history, people all over the world had a simple lifestyle...

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March 18, 2015
by Kathleen McDonald

 To want something and not want to be separated from it: very broadly, this is attachment, also known as desire. Attendant to it is the false assumption that having...

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 To want something and not want to be separated from it: very broadly, this...

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March 18, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

Homage to great compassion.

These instructions, the essence of nectar,are the lineage from Serlingpa.They are like a diamond, the sun, and a...

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Homage to great compassion.

These instructions, the...

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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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