Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

October 2013

October 31, 2013
by Maura Gaughan

Earlier this fall, we caught up with Ven. Robina Courtin to learn how Lama Yeshe’s vision for “publications for wisdom culture” ultimately became Wisdom Publications. We were curious about how a couple of Lamas inspired a handful of students and, through globe-trotting beginnings, sparked a mission to spread teachings and...

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Earlier this fall, we caught up with Ven. Robina Courtin to learn how Lama Yeshe’s vision...

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October 31, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“By examining diverse appearances, the meditator will experience the indivisible union of appearance and its intrinsic emptiness as being devoid of any identifiable essence. This union of mind and appearance should be understood to be like the union between the consciousness in a dream and its appearance. For instance, in a dream...

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“By examining diverse appearances, the meditator will experience the indivisible union of...

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October 31, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection is the Potaliya Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the meaning of “the cutting off of affairs” in discipline. The sutta offers a striking series of similes on the dangers in sensual pleasures. In this text, the Buddha appears in dialogue with a pompous householder who imagines that he has “cut off all...

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Today's selection is the Potaliya Sutta. Here the Buddha teaches the meaning of “...

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October 31, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
From Shambhala SunSpace: Happy Halloween! Peter Aronson shares the story of his unique Buddhist Halloween in this essay from the archives of Buddhadharma magazine. Buddhist Art News has ... read more »
From Shambhala SunSpace: Happy Halloween! Peter Aronson shares the story of his... read more »
October 30, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Tricycle has a new video of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche teaching at the Garrison Institute on taming the mind and ridding ourselves of unhealthy habits.... read more »
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October 30, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Although it is difficult to bring about the inner change that gives rise to compassion, it is absolutely worthwhile to try.”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Business and the Buddha

“Although it is difficult to bring about the inner change that gives rise to compassion, it is...

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