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Look inside the Summer 2014 Buddhadharma.

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OK, Here's the Deal

Authentic practice is always available to us, but it doesn’t come cheap. Konrad Ryushin Marchaj reminds us what’s really at stake.

Just When You Think You’re Enlightened

Temporary experiences such as flashes of bliss or clarity can be encouraging moments in your practice, says Andrew Holecek, but only if you know how to handle them. If you don’t, beware. They can be traps.

Forum: Is Western Psychology Redefining Buddhism?

Jack Kornfield, Judy Lief, and Bodhin Kjolhede examine the influence of Western psychology on Buddhism. Introduction by Ajahn Amaro

Why We Take Refuge

There are two kinds of refuge, says Mingyur Rinpoche— outer and inner. We take refuge in the outer forms of enlightenment so that we may find the buddha within.

Take a Good Hard Look

Sooner or later, everyone faces doubts about their progress on the path. But that’s a good thing, says Douglas Phillips, as long as we’re prepared to meet that doubt honestly. The Bahiya Sutta shows us how.


Chinese soldiers, stir-fried scriptures, and Shrek—they’re all part of a provocative new exhibition that’s giving voice to contemporary Tibetan artists. Kay Larson reports.