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May 28, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Just imagine if we all lived with no compassion, thinking only of ourselves. We would suffer greatly. The more you think of others, the happier you are.”          - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Imagine All The People

“Just imagine if we all lived with no compassion, thinking only of ourselves. We would...

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May 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
“Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have teamed up with The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics & Transformative Values to launch an iPhone app called 20 Day Stranger, which connects two anonymous strangers for 20 days. Though the idea may sound a little stalker-ish,... read more »
“Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have teamed up with The Dalai Lama... read more »
May 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

For this week’s Meditations Illustrated, Mike Medaglia illustrates this wisdom from the Upanishads, translated by Elena Jessup.

 

For this week’s...

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May 24, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

We conclude Mindfulness Month with an excerpt from Journey to Mindfulness: The Autobiography of Bhante G. Here, Bhante G. lays bare the often-surprising ups and downs of his seventy-five years, from his boyhood in Sri Lanka to his decades of sharing the insights of the Buddha, telling his story with the “plain-...

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We conclude Mindfulness Month with an excerpt from Journey to Mindfulness: The...

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May 23, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Ajahn Brahm's paper, “Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Theravada Buddhism” was banned from the United Nations Day of Vesak conference in Vietnam. Ajahn Sucitto has the full paper here and video of Ajahn Brahm's response here. A man in Santa Fe is defending his rights against his... read more »
Ajahn Brahm's paper, “Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Theravada Buddhism” was... read more »
May 23, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

Every Friday we post an image from the Wisdom collection we think can inspire and enliven our spirit.

Today's image is one of Allan Baillie's photographs from the book, Lotus.

Every Friday we post an image from the Wisdom collection we think can inspire and enliven our...

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