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May 12, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from The Meditator's Atlas by Matthew Flickstein. Flickstein guies you, explaining what meditation is, how to do it, and how to make the skills and benefits that it engenders your own. Flickstein uses two classic Buddhist texts—the Path of Purification, and the Four Foundations...

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This week's morsel comes from The Meditator's Atlas by Matthew Flickstein....

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May 9, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Tricycle reacts to the recent Huffington Post article on the “nones”—those who don't affiliate with a religion, but are looking for spiritual practice. Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings during the Light of the Path retreat are being streamed live. About.... read more »
May 8, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Live webcast: Pema Chödrön to deliver Naropa U commencement address (Via Shambhala SunSpace) Chögyam Trungpa on the Buddhist approach: “Just Do It” (Via Shambhala SunSpace) Which Mindfulness? The modern understanding of mindfulness differs significantly from what the term has... read more »
Live webcast: Pema... read more »
May 7, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
FPMT has some lovely images of Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the Kadampa Center in North Carolina. The Endless Further tackles fear and fearlessness. Publishers Weekly readers will find profiles of Kathleen Dowling Singh and Brave Parenting in this week's issue.
May 7, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts. - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Good Heart

The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside...

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May 7, 2014
by Maura Gaughan

In “Post from an Ordinary Person,” writer and practitioner Martha Henry admits, “I was greedy for advanced knowledge. It was my intention to read the thousand-page book from cover to cover.” Her story, which we present as part of our Spring Series on the Pali Canon, a collection of responses to Wisdom's call for submissions...

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In “Post from an Ordinary Person,” writer and practitioner Martha Henry admits, “I was...

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