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Buddhist Enlightenment

Celebrating Bodhi Day For The 21st Century

Lewis Richmond | Posted 02.07.2013 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

Living in the light of humility, kindness and compassion is the deep lesson and timeless inspiration of Bodhi Day. When we celebrate Bodhi Day this year I hope that we can celebrate it as a 21st century holiday, embracing the full weight of Buddhism's long history without being limited by it.

The 3 Principle Aspects of the Bodhisattva Path

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

There are said to be three principle aspects of the path to Buddhahood -- renunciation, bodhicitta and wisdom. These are called "principle aspects" because of the crucial role they play in following the path.

Following The Footsteps Of The Buddha Across North East India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
Jim Luce

When I was asked to join a "Kalachakra" -- a circle-of-life pilgrimage to where Prince Siddhartha discovered the realities of the world under the Bodhi Tree -- I jumped at the chance.

Eco-Buddhism: A Sustainable Enlightenment

John Stanley | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
John Stanley

At the end of the hottest decade on record, we are surrounded by unprecedented droughts, floods, crop losses and technological accidents. Has western enlightenment run its course?

The Path To Buddhist Enlightenment: Sometimes Assertion, Sometimes Surrender

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

These days, thanks to the "law of attraction," the Buddha's model of awakening may seem more attractive than Ananda's. But in my experience, the spiritual life oscillates between both.

The Evolution Of Enlightenment

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

In the new enlightenment, the point is no longer merely the liberation of the individual; it's the evolution of self, culture and cosmos through the individual

A Buddhist View: King's Compassion Still Among Us

Gustav Niebuhr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gustav Niebuhr

In our conversation, I asked Thich Nhat Hanh whether he regarded King, whom he had known, as a bodhisattva, an enlightened being. The monk responded with an unequivocal yes.

Virtual Reality, The Singularity And Tibetan Buddhism

David Nichtern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Nichtern

Between my sessions of reading about this visionary high tech future, our group would periodically dismount and swarm into some of the most awesome and impressive Tibetan style Buddhist monasteries in the world