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November 22, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's text gives a list of eight causes and conditions for obtaining “the wisdom fundamental to the spiritual life” and for bringing such wisdom to maturity. Of particular interest is the fifth condition, which not only emphasizes the contribution that study of the Dhamma makes to the development of wisdom but also...

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Today's text gives a list of eight causes and conditions for obtaining “the wisdom...

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November 22, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Elephant Journal has five tips for mindful holiday consumption. Jade Mountains reflects on how caring for plants is a special opportunity to cultivate tender kindness in ourselves. Wildmind on the powerful practice of “looking with loving eyes.”  Daily Cup of Yoga explores ... read more »
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November 21, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
“Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows to Unleash Tranquility on West” - As featured on Tricycle, the satirical newssource The Onion recently “ran an article poking fun at Buddhism’s stereotype of passivity. Under the headline ‘Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West,’ the article breaks... read more »
November 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Last week, Ven. Thubten Chodron shared how she edited Khensur Jampa Tegchok's teachings on emptiness into Insight into Emptiness. This week, she reads from and teaches from the book.

Last week, Ven. Thubten Chodron...

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November 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The source of our own happiness is within ourselves.”—Geshe Tashi Tsering, The Four Noble Truths

“The source of our own happiness is within ourselves.”—Geshe Tashi Tsering, The Four Noble...

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November 21, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
By Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel 

​Source: Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Growing up, my family ran to the TV to see black folks’ faces across the screen. I still run to see, but rarely do I stop these days. When I saw the post for this taped conversation between bell hooks and Melissa...

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By Rev. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel 

​Source: Buddhist Peace Fellowship...

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