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September 3, 2014
by Ajahn Brahm
107. The Enlightenment Game

When asked by a popular Buddhist magazine to write an article on enlightenment, I sent the following spoof on the TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? To my surprise, the article was published.

Who Wants to Be Enlightened?

“Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen....

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107. The Enlightenment Game

When asked by a popular Buddhist magazine to write an...

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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 compassion and developing a good heart, and that experience has proved very helpful in my day-to-day life. For example, the region of Tibet I come from is called...

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CHAPTER 1: The Benefits of Compassion

My experiences are nothing special, just ordinary human...

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September 2, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Reality is like a face reflected in the blade of a knife; its properties depend on the angle from which we view it.”                     - Master Hsing Yun, Describing the Indescribable

 

Illustration by Mike Medaglia

“Reality is like a face reflected in the blade of a knife; its properties depend on the angle...

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August 31, 2014
by Ajahn Brahm
A Dog’s Retreat

I now relate a story that was sent to me recently about how a very smart dog dealt with the stress of modern life.

A woman returning from a shopping trip opened the door of her suburban house. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a big dog rushed past her into her house. By the time the woman had put her bags down,...

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A Dog’s Retreat

I now relate a story that was sent to me recently about how a very smart dog...

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August 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Everything comes to pass, nothing comes to stay.” - Matthew Flickstein

 

Art by Mike Medaglia

“Everything comes to pass, nothing comes to stay.” -...

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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 must be absolutely certain this approach is for you. If you are sure, then you have the individual right to change. If you waver at all, it is better to...

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

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