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November 5, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There is said to be a relationship between dreaming, on the one hand, and the gross and subtle levels of the body on the other. But it’s also said there is such a thing as a “special dream state.” In that state, the “special dream body” is created from the mind and from vital energy within the body. This special dream body is...

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“There is said to be a relationship between dreaming, on the one hand, and the gross and subtle...

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November 5, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week's theme to The Teachings of the Buddha is “The Path to Liberation.”—Editor's note

In this chapter, we come to the unique distinguishing feature of the Buddha’s teaching, its “supramundane” or “world-transcending” (lokuttara) path to liberation. This path builds upon the...

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This week's theme to The Teachings of the Buddha is “The Path to Liberation.”—...

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November 4, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
The Naked Monk has a new interview with Martine Batchelor on Buddhism, teaching, meditation, and more. Shenandoah University students have created a Buddhist alter meant to inspire meditation and peace. From... read more »
November 4, 2013
by Maura Gaughan

Share your creative piece with the Wisdom community by answering our Winter Call for Blog Submissions! By submitting your work, you will engage the forum of the Wisdom Blog as well as that of the greater Buddhist community. Who knows what brilliance you’ll awaken...

 

We often hear from our readers about...

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November 4, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“We can be surprised by the “obvious” questions beginners ask that perhaps we ourselves could have asked.”—Sumi Loundon, Blue Jean Buddha

 

“We can be surprised by the “obvious” questions beginners ask that perhaps we ourselves could...

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November 4, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

This week’s morsel comes from Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth by Geshe Tashi Tsering from the series The Foundation of Buddhist Thought.  The Buddhist teaching of the "two truths" is the gateway to understanding the often-misunderstood philosophy of emptiness. This volume is an excellent source of support...

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This week’s morsel comes from Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth by Geshe Tashi...

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