Featured Articles: Buddhism

July 27, 2012
I like to give people advice.  If someone gives me a chance to say what I think, I jump at it. So when someone talks to me about how difficult their life is, I listen deeply, because my turn to speak is coming. (Tongue and cheek implied.)
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July 26, 2012
What is the source of true happiness?
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July 25, 2012
You’re the only one who knows when you’re opening and when you’re closing. You’re the only one who knows when you’re using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together and when you’re opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world...
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July 24, 2012
  Temporary nirvana
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July 23, 2012
How Patrul Rinpoche taught the Dharma, as told by Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche:
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July 22, 2012
(follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter)I am thinking of Aurora, Colorado today. I am guessing, as Roger Ebert suggested in his Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, that some people will call for a reduction in movie violence. Ebert seems to think this...
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by Joren
July 20, 2012
 
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July 17, 2012
  Just before leaving for my two week trip to London and Paris I was concerned by how my regular sitting meditation schedule would be drastically interrupted. So I knew I’d have to practice what I preach even more than usual: I had to find a...
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July 16, 2012
A recent article in the New York Review of Books suggests that many of the greatest works of literature, (particularly modern literature), wouldn't have been written if their authors were Buddhist.   The writer, Tim Parks, believes that...
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July 14, 2012
Happy Continuation Day, Ani Pema!
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by Joren
July 12, 2012
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July 11, 2012
I began to realize that what I’d been taught was not just science, but science woven into a cultural view of the world based on assumptions that were now centuries old.
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July 10, 2012
  When I was first introduced to Buddhism in a high school World Studies class, I dismissed it out-of-hand. This was during the hedonistic days of the late ‘60's, and this spiritual path seemed so grim with its concern about attachment and,...
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July 9, 2012
Before I became a Buddhist, I had a good life: beautiful girlfriend, lots of friends, money to burn, interesting career... but even rockstars, who are supposed to have it all, often feel a profound sense of emptiness. I was no rock star, but ...
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July 9, 2012
  Sweet love is what we've been searching for And love is what we're looking for Yeah, now that I've got it right here in my hand I'm gonna spread it all over the land.*
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July 8, 2012
Admit it, at some point, you’ve said to yourself, “I lost control! What was I thinking!?” You totally went off t
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July 7, 2012
Our perception of bias changes depending on the self-identity we currently have in mind.
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July 5, 2012
July is Dragon Time.
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July 5, 2012
Going to sleep and waking up in Elwha Valley felt scary. We sat by the fire and the moon hadn’t risen yet. It was dark. The moon came up over the mountain just as we were going to sleep, shedding light into the tent, so that I could see my breath...
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July 3, 2012
Of all human cultures, India long ago foresaw the need for teaching the art of contemplative living not just to spiritual elites but to average people of all inclinations, backgrounds, and walks of life.
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July 1, 2012
                The first annual Compassion Day is Friday, July 6th.  It's also His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 77th birthday.  Created by the FPMT (the Federation for the Preservation of the Mahayana...
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June 30, 2012
Can you go to the beach without comparing yourself to the other beings there? Because, well, that leads to suffering.
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by Joren
June 28, 2012
 
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June 28, 2012
Ten years ago, when I was an undergrad, I felt alone. I was known for two things around campus: the first was being a “hardcore” Buddhist and the second always being up for going out on the town with friends. I would drink, have sex, and do a lot of...
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