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October 27, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

In honor of our new book, Zen Cancer Wisdom, we are sharing words of wisdom on sickness, caregiving, and health. This week's morsel comes from Toni Bernhard's How to Be Sick. In this book, Bernhard shares ways to make “being sick” the heart of a spiritual practice—and through truly learning how to be sick, learn how...

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October 22, 2014
by The Dalai Lama

This chapter is from the Dalai Lama’s new book, Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions.

2. Refuge in the Three Jewels

All Buddhist traditions agree that taking refuge in the Three Jewels is the demarcation of becoming a Buddhist. While people may take refuge in the Three Jewels for a variety of reasons, stable...

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This chapter is from the Dalai Lama’s new book, ...

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October 21, 2014
by Daniel

In honor of our new book, Zen Cancer Wisdom, we are sharing words of wisdom on sickness, caregiving, and health. This week's morsel comes from Medicine and Compassion by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and David Schlim, MD. In this book, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Dr. David R. Shlim use the teachings of...

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In honor of our new book, Zen...

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October 15, 2014
by The Dalai Lama

Dependent Origination

In the Dependent Origination Sutra Buddha states:

If there is this, that ensues; Because this came into being, that came into being. It is thus: Due to ignorance volition arises…

In other words, in order for a particular event or experience to take...

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Dependent Origination

In the Dependent Origination Sutra Buddha...

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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 Dalai Lama spoke.

Dharma friends, I am truly happy to sit with you in meditation and to be here while you chant the Heart Sutra...

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An Overview of Tibetan Buddhism

A talk at the Zen Center, Green Gulch, California...

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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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