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FROM OUR Fall 2014 MAGAZINE


No Shortcut to AwakeningNakazora #1083 by Masao Yamamoto

Ross Bolleter guides us through the Cycle of Merit, the ancient Chan master Dongshan’s map showing us the way to enlightenment and back to where we are.

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Exploring Buddhist Translation Today

Two leaves of the Divyavadana, or Divine Stories, written in Sanskrit. Collected in the Buddhist Sanskrit Manuscripts, by Cecil Bernard, 1883. Courtesy Cambridge University Library.


 

Being Shaken

Edward Brown.When Edward Brown first began meditating, his body shook and rocked on the cushion. But he refused to give up. Instead, he found a way to release the childhood trauma at the root of it.

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Two Truths—Indivisible

Softly Goes the Day, 2014, Private Collection. Paintings by Vicki Smith.

When we enter the path, we are working at the level of relative truth, and with practice we may gain insight into the absolute. But we don’t enter the final stage of practice, says Tsoknyi Rinpoche, until we realize these truths were never separate.

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