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'Daughters Of The Buddha' Discuss How Buddhist Women Can Achieve Equality

Michaela Haas | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

"They're telling the nuns, 'Oh, you're so humble, you're not interested in gaining prestige and power like these Westerners,'" Lekshe says with a calm voice but a quizzical look. "Well, I just wonder why they are not telling the monks that."

An American Lama's Thoughts On Prayer

Lama Surya Das | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Lama Surya Das

I have visited, prayed, chanted, bowed and meditated in many, if not most, of the great houses of worship of this evanescent world. And at this holy time of year, I send my warmest wishes and prayers for your health and well-being.

When The Buddha Faces Death

Rev. Jennifer Block | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Block

The effort of remembering our shared humanity assures us that we are embraced by a wider community, not forsaken as isolated individuals. This daily practice can enhance our appreciation for life. It can also make us more able to face death like a Buddha.

Buddha Doodle - 'Present'

Molly Hahn | Posted 02.15.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Watch What You Eat (With Your Mind): Buddhist Meditation

Anushka Fernandopulle | Posted 02.13.2013 | Religion
Anushka Fernandopulle

Sitting silently, simply breathing, then becoming aware of what is arising in the mind and in the body. What thoughts and mind states are occurring? Are they wholesome or unwholesome? Edible or inedible?

I Think, Therefore I Don't Know Who the Hell I Am

Joan Konner | Posted 02.06.2013 | Books
Joan Konner

The search for identity, occurring in the context of a contemporary ethos of rugged individualism, collectively carried to extreme, even unto selfishness and narcissism, is an obsession in our time.

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.

The Diamond Sutra: Insights From An Ancient Image

Conrad Walters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Conrad Walters

With a Buddha surrounded by flames and flanked by two brutish figures, the scene at the heart of the earliest-known drawing in a printed book might seem an unlikely source of spiritual comfort.

A Buddhist Perspective on Nuclear Energy, Weapons and Taking Responsibility

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.25.2013 | Religion
Vivian Norris

This plain-speaking young man in his deep red and gold robes, praying with such intent for all of us, a living Buddha in his own right, expressed a deep compassion for the suffering of the entire planet and all of the living beings on it as he spoke of the nuclear threat.

Flow Downstream: 4 Tips To Stop Resisting Change

Maggie Lyon | Posted 01.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Norman Fischer says, "Life comes and goes. Life comes and goes very quickly. We don't need to worry so much." When in doubt, find your footing in change. Instead of fighting the current, take cue, and for once in your life, flow downstream.

Buddha Doodle -- 'Spark'

Molly Hahn | Posted 01.06.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Buddha Doodle -- 'Tend to Your Heart'

Molly Hahn | Posted 01.05.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Buddha Doodle - 'Kind Touch'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.31.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Buddha Doodle -- 'Need to Know'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.30.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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The Surprising Teacher Who Showed Me How To Live In The Moment

Jane Ratcliffe | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty
Jane Ratcliffe

Be awake is what the Buddha said. Be present, be conscious. But present to what? The monotony? And, if so, how is that helpful?

Buddha Doodle - 'Right Where You Are!'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.25.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Buddha Doodle - "Love until it hurts'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.24.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Buddha Doodle - 'Flowering'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.12.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Buddha Doodle -- 'Returning'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.11.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Hear With Your Heart

Irene Tanner | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Since what is resisted persists, acceptance of "what is" helped remove the actual source of discomfort: the anger of intrusion on my peace and rest.

Buddha Doodle -- 'Be Yourself'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.10.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Eliminating Anger by Changing Your Views

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

Lojong is Tibetan for "mind training," and this type of meditation is very effective as a tool for changing the world we perceive. In this blog, I am going to explain some of the ideas to contemplate in lojong practice in order to change the views that cause you to become angry.

Buddha Doodle -- "Everything"

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.08.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Buddha Doodle -- 'Talker'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.05.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Buddha Doodle -- 'Rest'

Molly Hahn | Posted 12.04.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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