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Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

March 21st, 2022|

by Melanie Pinola: For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature… […]

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Enlightenment Of The Cosmic Buddhas

March 11th, 2022|

by Mark Unno: Through the Pure Land practice of nembutsu, explains Mark Unno, we “foolish beings” entrust ourselves to the full awakening of Amida, the primordial Buddha of Infinite Light… […]

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The Mind-Heart Of The Buddha

March 8th, 2022|

by Kaira Jewel Lingo: At the core of Mahayana Buddhism, explains Kaira Jewel Lingo, is bodhichitta, the bodhisattvas’ enlightened aspiration to save all sentient beings… […]

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Say A Little Prayer

February 11th, 2022|

by Ken McLeod: Reaching beyond our limits, we make practice real… […]

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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 [...]