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March 31, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This week’s morsel comes from Daughters of Emptiness, a collection of poems from Chinese Buddhist nuns spanning sixteen centuries. The selection below includes poetry from the early and mid-Ming Dynasty (1368-1600), and includes a biography of each poet.

One-Eyed Jingang....

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This week’s morsel comes from Daughters of Emptiness, a collection of poems from...

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March 31, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

With the subject being much-discussed (especially following the protest at Wisdom 2.0), The Guardian asks Thich Nhat Hanh this week if mindfulness is “being corrupted by business and finance?” There’s more to the article, but one statement from the revered Buddhist teacher is worth highlighting:

If you know...

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With the subject being ...

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March 28, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
A belated happy 81st birthday to Sulak Sivaraksa! Wildmind Buddhist Meditation has a review of our upcoming yoga book, Sit With Less Pain. Join FPMT and Lama Zopa Rinpoche for CPMT 2014: Preserving the Dharma Now and Into the Future. First Lady Michelle Obama visited Tibet on her recent trip to Asia. The... read more »
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March 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

The Feminist Future of Buddhism? - for Women’s History Month, Barbara O’Brien of About.com Buddhism offers a reflection on the role of women in Buddhism.

New Study Proves The Buddha Right About Craving: Mindfulness and Relapse Prevention - According to a new study out of Division of...

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March 26, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
How do you draw or sculpt the perfect Buddha? Wildmind Buddhist Meditation has found images from the 18th century that teach just that. The Zennist reflects on spirituality and sensuality. Melbourne Insight Meditation Group hosted a debate between Stephen Batchelor and Ven Brahmali... read more »
How do you draw or sculpt the perfect Buddha?... read more »
March 25, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Global economics: what would Buddha do? Can we imagine a Buddhist model for economic organization? (Via Shambhala SunSpace) Mindfulness-based meditation could lessen cancer symptoms among teens (Via Wildmind) Film: The Fourth Noble Truth. After being... read more »

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