The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism

March 2014

March 5, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
The happiest man alive, Matthieu Ricard, has a new TED Talk on what else—happiness! Find a link to his talk and a teaching at Shambhala SunSpace. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be leading the United States Senate in prayer tomorrow. Via Huffington Post. The Los Angeles Times summarizes a new JAMA report... read more »
The happiest man alive, Matthieu Ricard, has a new TED Talk on what else—happiness! Find a link to... read more »
March 4, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
The Heart of Mindfulness - Marina Illich writes, “A Sioux saying has it that the longest journey we’ll ever make is the journey from our head to our heart. As an Ivy League-trained academic, some part of me still winces when I hear this kind of adage, thinking it sounds a bit trite or misguided. But if there’s one... read more »
March 4, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

By Barbara Bonner. Reposted from The Huffington Post.

In our contemporary culture, it is all too common to equate generosity with giving away material goods and money - usually lots of money. But there are thousands of stories of people, who are neither wealthy nor famous, whose lives have been transformed, often...

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By Barbara Bonner. Reposted from ...

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March 4, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

The wonderful enoughness of reality is revealed in haiku form for this week’s Meditations Illustrated by Mike Medaglia.

The wonderful enoughness of reality is revealed in haiku form for this week’s Meditations...

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March 3, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

Barry Magid is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, and the founding teacher of the Ordinary Mind Zendo, also in New York. He is the author of Ordinary Mind and Ending the Pursuit of Happiness. His newest book is entitled Nothing is Hidden: The Psychology of Zen Koans...

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Barry Magid is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, and the...

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March 3, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

March is Women’s History Month, and we thought there was no better book to kick off the week than Grace Schireson’s Zen Women. This landmark presentation at last makes heard the centuries of Zen's female voices. Through exploring the teachings and history of Zen’s female ancestors, from the time of the Buddha to...

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March is Women’s History Month, and we thought there was no better book to kick off the week...

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