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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 »
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July 2, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Adopting an attitude of universal responsibility is essentially a personal matter. The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we conduct ourselves in daily life.”     - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Imagine All The People

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“Adopting an attitude of universal responsibility is essentially a personal matter....

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June 30, 2014
by Lydia Anderson
James Ishmael Ford explains how to create a more peaceful mind in Shambhala SunSpace. If you need inspiration to create that peaceful mind, check out “A Day in the Life of Mindfulness.” Join Jonathan Watts for his lecture, “After Fukushima and the Promise of Buddhism in the Nuclear... read more »
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