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November 26, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
VIDEO from National Geographic: Oldest Buddhist Shrine Uncovered In Nepal May Push Back the Buddha’s Birth Date. Toni Bernhard gives this audio interview at VividLife on how “we can all wake up to what it means to be human – both its stark realities and the potential it holds for us to find peace... read more »
November 26, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

We have come to the final week in our Teachings of the Buddha series. The theme for this week is “The Planes of Realization.”—editor's note

The cultivation of wisdom, as we have seen, aims at the realization of Nibbāna. The Nikāyas stipulate a fixed series of stages through which a...

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We have come to the final week in our Teachings of the Buddha series. The theme for...

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November 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
The Shambhala Sun Foundation's annual online auction is now running! Wisdom was honored to donate seven book and gift certificate bundles. By bidding on any of the available items, you're helping the foundation to continue its great work. Are you (like me) a vocal critic of winter and cold weather? Minnesota's own Dangerous... read more »
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November 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Disillusionment is always painful—but it can be deeply valuable as well. Disillusionment is, after all, our growing out of illusion and into reality—i.e., how things are versus how we wish or imagine them to be. To a large degree, becoming disillusioned equals growing up.”—Scott Edelstein, Sex and the Spiritual Teacher...

“Disillusionment is always painful—but it can be deeply valuable as well. Disillusionment is,...

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November 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind by B. Alan Wallace. In this book, Wallace explores a systematic path of meditation to deepen our capacity for deep concentration. This selection explores loving-kindness and ends with a meditation excercise to help us seek...

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This week's morsel comes from The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the...

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November 22, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The most profound and effective way to overcome sloth and torpor is to stop fighting your mind. Stop trying to change things and instead let things be. Make peace, not war, with sloth and torpor. Then your mental energy will be freed to flow into the knower, and your sloth and torpor will naturally disappear.”—Ajahn Brahm, ...

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“The most profound and effective way to overcome sloth and torpor is to stop fighting your mind...

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