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November 13, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe

Via Buddhism Now, we have this intriguing footage, offering a privileged glimpse into the lost world of Tibet before the Chinese invasion. The color film captures the landscape, people, and sacred architecture of Tibet, showing “Scenes of Tibetan natives, terrain, travel facilities, housing, a New Year religious festival, the...

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November 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Lynette Montiero at the Ottowa Mindfulness Clinic discusses the relationship between mindfulness and Buddhism. Dangerous Harvests' Nathan writes on how his practice helped liberate his hatred. Three Buddhist statues hidden for centuries are finally unveiled in Kyoto.

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November 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Many of us began spiritual practice as a means of resolving trauma. Unfortunately, the image of the unattached, enlightened, fierce Zen master who has transcended self-clinging and happily lives the hermit’s life, appealing as it is, may not be so useful to Westerners. We need to integrate meditation’s energetic awareness into...

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“Many of us began spiritual practice as a means of resolving trauma. Unfortunately, the image of...

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November 13, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Nikayas sometimes compare the process of training the mind to the taming of a wild animal. Just as an animal trainer has to use various techniques to bring the animal under control, the meditator has to draw upon various methods to subdue the mind. It is not enough to be acquainted with one meditation technique; one must...

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The Nikayas sometimes compare the process of training the mind to the taming of a wild...

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November 12, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe
108 Zen Books has a new review of The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, which they call “a book you approach with Post-It notes, a spiral notebook, sharpened pencils, and a willingness to have your practice turned right-side up.” Video - Geshe Ngawang Tenley... read more »
November 12, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Those who can remain in meditation while in dreamless sleep have the potential to abide in the realization of the nature of the clear light of sleep. For an ordinary person, the many dreams that occur during the course of the night are produced by latent predispositions, or mental imprints. These come from the activation of the...

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“Those who can remain in meditation while in dreamless sleep have the potential to abide in the...

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