Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

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December 2013

December 17, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Beatriz Cuartas, a student at George Mason University, has developed a new mindfulness app, WellBe, that provides “an easy way to train users in mindfulness practices. That includes sitting, walking, deep relaxation and even eating.” The Heart of Generosity - Buddhist teacher Gina Sharpe on joyful... read more »
Beatriz Cuartas, a student at George Mason University, ... read more »
December 17, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe

One of the most exciting features of our new website is the extensive selections we’re featuring from our Teachings of the Buddha series. These renowned translations from the Pali Discourses feature contributions of the American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi and are highly regarded by both scholars and general...

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One of the most exciting features of our new website is the extensive selections we’re...

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December 17, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“When others out of jealousy treat me wrongly with abuse and slander, I shall train to take upon myself the defeat and offer to others the victory.”—Langri Tangpa in Mind Training

“When others out of jealousy treat me wrongly with abuse and slander, I shall train to take upon...

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December 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There is a well-known simile about a monkey trap of the kind used in Asia—a wooden container with a small opening. Inside lies a sweet. The monkey, attracted by the sweet, puts his paw into the opening and grasps the sweet. When he wants to draw his paw out again, he cannot get his fist with the sweet through the narrow opening...

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“There is a well-known simile about a monkey trap of the kind used in Asia—a wooden container...

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December 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today's morsel comes from the compliation, The Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza, edited by John Daido Loori. The selection below is from “Zazen Yojinki: Notes on What To Be Aware of in Zazen” by Keizan Jokin, translated by Yasuda Joshu and Anzan Hoshin. Here Keizan Jokin gives...

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Today's morsel comes from the compliation, The Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings...

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December 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Buddhist Peace Fellowship debates the term "white supremacy" and addresses how to heal racism. The new dharma successor was named at AZTA. Sweeping Zen covers the controversy that it has caused. The IDP Blog looks at two radical women: Robina Courtin and Kathleen Hanna. Jack Kornfield has a new video at... read more »

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