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October 22, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“If we are true to the steps we take, the travel makes sense and the journey confirms itself.”—Lin Jensen, Bad Dog

“If we are true to the steps we take, the travel makes sense and the journey confirms itself.”—...

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October 22, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “A Way to a Fortunate Rebirth.”—Editor’s note

In his account of his “noble quest,” the Buddha says that when he gazed out upon the world soon after his enlightenment, he saw that sentient beings are like lotus flowers at various...

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This week’s theme from The Teachings of the Buddha is “A Way to a Fortunate Rebirth...

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October 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
Shambhala SunSpace has an excerpt from The Hidden Lamp (“Satsujo Weeps”)! You can also find an excerpt in their latest print issue. Beginner’s Heart asks a familiar question: Why do I meditate? Marguarite Manteau-Rao lists her 6 meditation misconceptions at Mind Deep. The Lazy Yogi speaks... read more »
October 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Sleep, wake, sleep, wake, until the sleeper wakes no more. Without attention, without the particular turnings of attention developed and practiced through meditative consciousness, forgotten dreams and too-soon forgotten days seem likely all there is: unawakened mind.”—Robert Langan, Minding What Matters

“Sleep, wake, sleep, wake, until the sleeper wakes no more. Without attention, without the...

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October 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

Today’s morsel comes from Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures: Essays on Theory and Practice. This collection explores the creative possibilities emerging from the synergy of Buddhism and psychotherapy. The selection below is from Richard K. Payne's chapter, “Individualization and Awakening: Romance Narrative...

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Today’s morsel comes from Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures: Essays on Theory...

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October 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson
New Lotus has a moving and informative article on the plight of Buddhist minorities in Bangladesh. Tricycle has a selection from Wisdom of the Kadam Masters: "Wouldn't it be better if you practiced the Dharma?" Slow change and being up against a wall are on the mind of Rev. Mugo. There's a Fall Haiku... read more »

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