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November 11, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
We were thrilled to see Mindfulness in Plain English and Zen Meditation in Plain English listed as two of The Huffington Post’s recommended books for beginning meditators. Lewis Richmond writes on letting go of your “storybook Zen.” Karen Maezen Miller lists the six steps to a mindful argument -... read more »
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November 11, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from Mu Soeng's The Heart of the Universe: Exploring the Heart Sutra. This is the bold and intriguing assertion of the Heart Sutra, a text of seminal importance to the Buddhist tradition made even more fascinating by its deep resonance with the cutting edges of quantum physics and cognitive...

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This week's morsel comes from Mu Soeng's The Heart of the Universe: Exploring the Heart...

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November 11, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The scriptures say that when the mind indulges in sensual objects, it becomes agitated. This is the usual state of affairs in the world, as we can observe. In their quest for happiness, people mistake excitement of the mind for real happiness. They never have the chance to experience the greater joy that comes with peace and...

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“The scriptures say that when the mind indulges in sensual objects, it becomes agitated. This is...

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November 8, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Wherever a person goes, his deeds, like a shadow, will follow.”—Three Levels of Spiritual Perception

“Wherever a person goes, his deeds, like a shadow, will follow.”—Three Levels of Spiritual...

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November 8, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
Check out this wonderful new review of Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea from Kirkus Reviews! “The peace Yogis describes within his practice of surfing and his practice of meditation was a palpable theme within the book, and I liked that best. Reading this book was in itself... read more »
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November 8, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection concerns The Noble Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path is the classical formulation of the way to liberation, as is already clear from the Buddha’s first sermon, in which he calls the Eightfold Path the way to the cessation of suffering. This selection from the Samyutta Nikaya gives formal definitions of the...

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Today's selection concerns The Noble Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path is the classical...

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