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December 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Jack Kornfield sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss how he found the Buddhist path and how we can all grow our spiritual practice. Shambhala SunSpace shares Gina Sharpe's essay on joyful giving - just in time for the holidays! James Ishmael Ford writes "A Few Words on Going on a Zen Retreat" for UU World. The... read more »
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December 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Although everyone can dream, not all dreams are significant; and some dreams—those that suggest the presence of other realms—need to be understood and incorporated into waking reality.”—Serinity Young, Dreaming in the Lotus

“Although everyone can dream, not all dreams are significant; and some dreams—those that suggest...

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December 17, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Beatriz Cuartas, a student at George Mason University, has developed a new mindfulness app, WellBe, that provides “an easy way to train users in mindfulness practices. That includes sitting, walking, deep relaxation and even eating.” The Heart of Generosity - Buddhist teacher Gina Sharpe on joyful... read more »
Beatriz Cuartas, a student at George Mason University, ... read more »
December 17, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe

One of the most exciting features of our new website is the extensive selections we’re featuring from our Teachings of the Buddha series. These renowned translations from the Pali Discourses feature contributions of the American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi and are highly regarded by both scholars and general...

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One of the most exciting features of our new website is the extensive selections we’re...

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December 17, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“When others out of jealousy treat me wrongly with abuse and slander, I shall train to take upon myself the defeat and offer to others the victory.”—Langri Tangpa in Mind Training

“When others out of jealousy treat me wrongly with abuse and slander, I shall train to take upon...

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December 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There is a well-known simile about a monkey trap of the kind used in Asia—a wooden container with a small opening. Inside lies a sweet. The monkey, attracted by the sweet, puts his paw into the opening and grasps the sweet. When he wants to draw his paw out again, he cannot get his fist with the sweet through the narrow opening...

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“There is a well-known simile about a monkey trap of the kind used in Asia—a wooden container...

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