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The Buddha's Five Protections - Part 1

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sharon Salzberg

The Buddha spoke about five ways to protect ourselves and our practice. Here I'll write about he first two of these, and continue with the rest next week.

One Who Protects The Truth Will Be Protected By It

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sharon Salzberg

There is a saying, "One who protects the dhamma, the truth, will be protected by it." Sometimes this concept of protection is a little difficult for us to understand.

Buddhism: Between Desire and Emptiness

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sharon Salzberg

The middle way is a view of life that avoids the extreme of misguided grasping, and it avoids the despair and nihilism born from the mistaken belief that nothing matters, that all is meaningless.

Dear Religious (And Sane) America

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

HuffPost Religion hopes to offer a sane middle way for people who wish to approach religion with both heart and mind, and who believe we can have disagreements without demonization.

Finding The Spirituality In New Media

Steven Barrie-Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steven Barrie-Anthony

Might it be that our thirst for faster and more ubiquitous communication (snail mail, telegraph, telephone, email, text message, Facebook) strains toward some kind of mystical union?

Judaism, Ethics And Ecology

Rabbi Or Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Or Rose

I believe that the Jewish tradition has several key insights to bring to bear on the environmental crisis that will help strengthen both the Jewish community and the wider world. Here I offer but two examples.

The Black Church Is Dead

Eddie Glaude, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2012 | Religion
Eddie Glaude, Jr., Ph.D.

The Black Church, as we've known it, is dead. The idea of this venerable institution as central to black life and as a repository for the social and moral conscience of the nation has all but disappeared.

Buddhism: Between Overindulgence And Self-Hatred

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

For us the question becomes, can we find that place in the middle of these extremes, neither fruitlessly clinging to transient experiences, nor working from a place of self-hatred?