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Tuesday
Aug202013

Journeys: The Real Rodeo 


Illustration by Kim Scafuro

It started with a lie. Of course, this is how most truly great adventures begin.

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Friday
Jun212013

Best Buddhist Books for Summer 2013, Part Two

By Michael Sheehy, Review Editor, Buddhadharma

Here is Part Two of Buddhadharma’s selection of the Best Buddhist Books of the year so far. These are books that will expand and deepen your understanding of Buddhism to help you navigate the waters of samsara.

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Friday
Jun072013

Best Buddhist Books for Summer 2013, Part One

By Michael Sheehy, Review Editor, Buddhadharma

Looking for a great Buddhist book to dive into this summer? Here is Buddhadharma’s selection of the Best Buddhist Books of the year so far. These are books that will expand and deepen your understanding of Buddhism to help you navigate the waters of samsara.

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Tuesday
May212013

True Blessings

In this commentary on a traditional Guru Rinpoche visualization, the contemporary Dzogchen master Tulku Thondup Rinpoche reveals the deep nontheistic essence of Vajrayana practice. We receive the true blessings of the enlightened ones when our mind and theirs become one.

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Tuesday
May212013

A Straight Road with Many Curves 

Gregory Shepherd looks back on his Zen training in Japan with the late Yamada Roshi and the difficult lessons he learned.

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Tuesday
May212013

The Practical Practitioner

If you want to get anywhere with your practice, says Anyen Rinpoche, it must be built on intellectual and experiential certainty.

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Tuesday
May212013

Forum: Your Meditation Reality Check 

Ezra Bayda, Judith Simmer-Brown, and Kamala Masters discuss how to identify obstacles in your practice, apply antidotes that work, and deepen your meditation in the process.

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Tuesday
May212013

Unlimited Heart

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After caring for his ailing mother for nine years, Ajahn Viradhammo reflects on self-sacrifice and the importance of cultivating a strong and expansive heart.

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Tuesday
May212013

Awaken with Them? Really?

Zen priest and professional facilitator Catherine Toldi examines the painful conflicts that can arise in sanghas and offers practical advice on how to deal with them.

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Tuesday
May212013

Commentary: Walking the Talk

By Andrew Olendzki

In classical Buddhist teaching, meditation (samadhi) has always been sandwiched between integrity (sila) on the one hand and wisdom (pañña) on the other. Indeed, this is what makes it Buddhist. As a technology for the attenuation of consciousness, meditation had been practiced by yogis for centuries before the Buddha, but in his hands it became a tool for the deep transformation of character that results in liberation of the mind from the toxins that cause suffering.

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