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Envision Liberation And Justice – Jack Kornfield

January 14th, 2022|

by Jack Kornfield: If we are able to quiet the mind and face what is true it’s easier to envision liberation from suffering for ourselves, our community and the world… […]

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After Awakening

November 30th, 2021|

Adapted from a talk by Roshi Robert Althouse: Faith, practice, and enlightenment in Zen master Dogen’s Genjokoan… […]

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Guided Meditation: The Practice of Vipassana (Mindfulness)

November 16th, 2021|

by Tara Brach: The Buddhist practice for developing mindfulness is called vipassana, which means “clear insight” or “seeing clearly” in Pali, the language of the Buddha. What follows is a simple introduction to this practice… [...]

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Dan Millman: On Awakening

September 4th, 2021|

by Dan Millman: Centuries ago, a wanderer came upon another lone traveler walking serenely through a forest in India. […]

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Life On The Edge – Joan Halifax

July 1st, 2021|

by Joan Halifax: Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax describes five “edge states” where courage meets fear and freedom meets suffering… […]

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Everybody Loves Something – Pema Chödrön

June 15th, 2021|

According to Pema Chödrön, love and compassion are like the weak spots in the walls of ego. If we connect with even one moment of the good heart of bodhicitta and cherish it, our ability to [...]

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The Buddha Is Still Teaching – Jack Kornfield

June 14th, 2021|

by Jack Kornfield: The true Buddha isn’t limited to the body or mind of a particular person who lived long ago. He is present today, says Jack Kornfield, in teachers pointing the way to a [...]

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The Alchemy Of Bowing

June 6th, 2021|

by Loc Huynh: Since the third century CE to this day, bowing to the Buddha is the most common practice for Asian Buddhists. However, among Westerners, bowing practice, as compared with meditation, is not as [...]

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Mindfulness Beyond The Moment

May 5th, 2021|

by Joseph Goldstein: Joseph Goldstein explains why being present is just the beginning of cultivating true awareness during meditation… […]

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6 Tools For More Freedom—The Buddhist Way

April 1st, 2021|

by Victor M. Parachin: Discover ways to feel more free through Buddhist practices. “We all want freedom but we are not always so sure about what it is or how to attain it…” […]

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Wisdom From The East…

March 24th, 2021|

by Nick Polizzi: Over the past decade of studying different ancient medicine traditions, I’ve been amazed at how many similarities exist between them… […]

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Healing In Your Sleep

February 26th, 2021|

by Nick Polizzi: Ready for something personal?  Gulp! Here we go… […]

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Zen Sickness

February 9th, 2021|

by Zen Master Hakuin: Hakuin Zenji (1689-1769) describes the “Zen sickness” he contracted in his latter twenties and the methods he learned from the recluse Hakuyu in the mountains outside Kyoto that enabled him to [...]

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The Buddha’s Words

February 1st, 2021|

by (Sutta Central): SuttaCentral contains early Buddhist texts, known as the Tipiṭaka or “Three Baskets”… […]