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July 9, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Who are the men and women dressed as monks an nuns in New York City? The New York Times investigates (but learns little) Sylvia Boorstein writes on developing insight at Shambhala SunSpace. FPMT has announced the very worthy winners of their Merit Box Grants Awards... read more »
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July 8, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Dharma Connect: A Shocker -- We Don't Like to Be Alone with Our Thoughts - Researchers at the University of Virginia found that two-thirds of men and one-quarter of women were so averse to sitting with only their thoughts for 15 minutes that they chose to administer an electric shock to themselves that they'd... read more »
July 7, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from The Stories of the Lotus Sutra by Gene Reeves. In this book, Reeves presents the most memorable and remarkable of the Lotus Sutra's many stories and parables, along with a reflection on them in an accessible, inspiring, and naturally illuminating way. In the selection below, he looks at a...

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This week's morsel comes from The Stories of the Lotus Sutra by Gene Reeves. In this...

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July 4, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

The Wisdom staff is out of the office for July 4th, so our blog will be dark until Monday. For those celebrating, have a safe holiday. For those not, have a safe Friday.

The Wisdom staff is out of the office for July 4th, so our blog will be dark until Monday. For...

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July 3, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
This film is about the Remarkable Friendship Between a Buddhist and Muslim in Myanmar. So why all the hate? Dharma Connect: Are breathing booths a chance to relearn to relax? Watch CBS’ “Modern Masters of Religion,” featurning the 16th Karmapa, Thomas Merton, and Karen Armstong
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July 2, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
Is a mindfulness backlash brewing? The New York Times considers the possibility, but only gives a passing nod to its Buddhist roots. Rev. Danny Fisher has rounded up the latest from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa including an interview with the Telegraph and a public talk.... read more »
Is a mindfulness backlash brewing?... read more »

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