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February 4, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

A helpful list from Life is Spiritual Practice by Jean Smith.

Physical

1. Do I avoid becoming overtired by regularly getting enough sleep or resting when I need to?

2. Do I dress warmly or coolly enough for the seasonal temperature? Do I...

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February 3, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

This is an excerpt from Jean Smith’s new book, Life is Spiritual Practice.

1. Generosity is believed to be common to all beings and to be the easiest of the perfections to practice, so one begins with it. Its chief characteristic is the...

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This is an excerpt from Jean Smith’s new...

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January 29, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe
14.Loving-Kindness

Resolution: May cultivating metta practice concentrate my mind and open my heart.Mantra: May loving-kindness define my relationships with others.

So you’ve reached the point where you say, “Okay, I want my life ...

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14.Loving-Kindness

Resolution: May cultivating metta practice...

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January 28, 2015
by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Chapter 1 Not What You Think

I was hungry when I attended my first Nichiren Buddhist meeting in 1988. I mean that literally. I wanted to go out to eat at a restaurant with two friends of mine, but they insisted that I first attend a Buddhist meeting with them that evening...

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Chapter 1 Not What You Think

I was...

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January 22, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

Learn the story behind the classic Zen poem Ten Verses of Unfathomable Depth in these excerpts from our recent book Unfathomable Depths: Drawing Wisdom for Today from a Classical Zen Poem. (Read the poem here). 

Translators’ Preface

For the first time in English, this book presents—in tandem with...

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Learn the story behind the classic Zen poem Ten Verses of Unfathomable Depth in...

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January 21, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

This is an excerpt from Ayya Khema’s recently re-released book Know Where You’re Going (formerly titled When the Iron Eagle Flies).

Our first difficulty is that although we...

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This is an excerpt from Ayya Khema’s recently re-...

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