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March 4, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

The wonderful enoughness of reality is revealed in haiku form for this week’s Meditations Illustrated by Mike Medaglia.

The wonderful enoughness of reality is revealed in haiku form for this week’s Meditations...

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March 3, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

Barry Magid is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, and the founding teacher of the Ordinary Mind Zendo, also in New York. He is the author of Ordinary Mind and Ending the Pursuit of Happiness. His newest book is entitled Nothing is Hidden: The Psychology of Zen Koans...

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Barry Magid is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, and the...

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March 3, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

March is Women’s History Month, and we thought there was no better book to kick off the week than Grace Schireson’s Zen Women. This landmark presentation at last makes heard the centuries of Zen's female voices. Through exploring the teachings and history of Zen’s female ancestors, from the time of the Buddha to...

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March is Women’s History Month, and we thought there was no better book to kick off the week...

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February 28, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Cybersanghas are a growing phenomenon. But do they work? Dosho Port addresses this issue in the latest Buddhadharma.  What’s your retreat password? - Sometimes it isn’t easy to disentangle from technology when we go on a meditation retreat. Shambhala SunSpace takes on the challenge. Can... read more »
Cybersanghas are a growing phenomenon. But do they work? Dosho Port... read more »
February 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

By Gerti Schoen

“You can measure the depth of people’s awakening by how they serve others.” This quotation by Kobo Daishi, the ninth-century Japanese Buddhist monk, is only one of many observations that fill this small volume with words of wisdom and compassion.

In her book Inspiring...

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By Gerti Schoen

“You can measure the depth of people’s awakening by how...

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February 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
Hesse’s Siddhartha still inspires, in unexpected ways - Nearly 70 years after earning Herman Hesse the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, his novel Siddhartha continues to provide inspiration, in surprising ways and surprising places. Like in a maximum security Italian prison, and the mind of Billy... read more »

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