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December 3, 2014
by The Dalai Lama
Four Attributes of True Cessations

True cessations (nirodha-sacca, nirodha-satya) are the cessations of various levels of afflictions actualized by progressing through the paths to arhatship and full awakening. Afflictions are of two types: innate (sahaja) afflictions continue uninterruptedly from one lifetime...

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Four Attributes of True Cessations

True cessations (nirodha-sacca, nirodha-satya) are...

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December 3, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

We are so pleased to welcome our special guest blogger, Ben Connelly! Ben is the author of Inside the Grass Hut, and has just completed a tour across the US. Today he shares his memories and experiences of his time on the road and the inspiration for his book.

Song of the Grass...

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We are so pleased to welcome our special guest blogger, Ben Connelly! Ben is the author of...

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November 26, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

Editor’s Note: This classic Zen poem provides the foundation for our new title Unfathomable Depths: Drawing Wisdom for Today from a Classical Zen Poem. Zen master Sekkei Harada uses the enigmatic “Ten Verses of Unfathomable Depth” as...

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Editor’s Note: This classic Zen poem provides the...

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November 26, 2014
by The Dalai Lama
The Tathāgata’s Qualities

Editor’s Note: In this excerpt from their new book Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions, the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron explore the qualities of the Tathāgata. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines Tathāgata as “one of the titles of a ...

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The Tathāgata’s Qualities

Editor’s Note: In this excerpt from their new book ...

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November 24, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

In honor of our latest memoir, Zen Encounters with Loneliness by Terrance Keenan, we are sharing excerpts from our memoir collection this month. This week's morsel comes from Lin Jensen's Bad Dog, a collection of stories and essays on his tumultuous early life, marriages, and path to Zen. In the...

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In honor of our latest memoir, Zen Encounters with Loneliness by Terrance Keenan,...

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November 17, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

In honor of our latest memoir, Zen Encounters with Loneliness by Terrance Keenan, we are sharing excerpts from our memoir collection this month. This week's morsel comes from Rude Awakenings by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott, two very different men who together spend six months retracing the Buddha’s...

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In honor of our latest memoir, Zen Encounters with Loneliness by Terrance Keenan,...

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