Awaken Spirit – Buddhism

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Sweeping Zen: Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

March 23rd, 2022|

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki: was a Japanese-born scholar of Zen and Japanese culture who essentially introduced the West to Zen and Mahayana Buddhism through his many published works. […]

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Daisetz Suzuki Remembered

March 23rd, 2022|

by Edward Hoffman: Despite the gloomy global economy, the field of positive psychology is booming.  […]

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Swedenborg’s Influence on Suzuki

March 22nd, 2022|

“For you Westerners, it is Swedenborg who is your Buddha, it is he who should be read and followed!” – D. T. Suzuki […]

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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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You Have to Work Out Your Own Salvation

March 8th, 2022|

by Sutirtha Sanyal: Goenka is the leading teacher of vipassana, a popular Buddhist meditation technique.  He was born in Burma to Indian parents and raised as a Hindu. […]

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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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What Is Goenka Vipassana Meditation

March 8th, 2022|

Goenka is an Indian national, born and grew up in Myanmar (Burma). He learned Vipassana meditation technique from a Burmese Vipassana meditation teacher in Myanmar, and later Goenka was officially appointed by this teacher to [...]

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A day in the life of ‘the happiest man in the world’

February 18th, 2022|

by Richard Feloni: The life of a typical Tibetan Buddhist monk involves detachment from chaotic modernity, spent primarily in monasteries in the mountains. Matthieu Ricard is not a typical monk… […]

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Pir Vilayat Khan Remembers His Father

February 14th, 2022|

Pir Vilayat Khan speaks with respect about his childhood experiences with his father, notable Chisti Sufi teacher and founder of Sufi Order in the west. […]

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MATTERS OF SPIRIT Khandro Thrinlay Chodon

February 12th, 2022|

Khandro Thrinlay Chodon:  In India the term ‘sacred’ doesn’t have a religious connotation. The holistic culture, in view of the complex and multiple traditional practices, allows it to blend seamlessly in our daily lives. [...]

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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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Oprah Talks to The Dalai Lama

January 31st, 2022|

by Oprah:  He calls himself “a simple Buddhist monk”—a man who rises at 4 A.M. and spends hours each day in prayer and meditation. […]

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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… […]

Ken Wilber: What is the meaning of life?

December 18th, 2021|

by Ken Wilber:  There are so many different ways to answer that, and of course there are so many different answers that have been given over the decades, centuries, and millennia. It’s probably the ultimate [...]

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A female monk takes on Thailand’s clergy

December 16th, 2021|

Dhammananda Bhikkhuni:  A lone female monk has riled the religious hierarchy by waging a fight for ordination of women, reports Connie Levett from Nakhon Prathom, Thailand. […]

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The Dharma of Liberation: An Interview with Sharon Salzberg

December 14th, 2021|

Tricycle: In Europe we haven’t had the experience that you have had in America of teachers reaching considerable peaks of eminence both in the Buddhist world and in some senses, the broader culture, and then falling [...]

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Generosity’s Perfection

December 14th, 2021|

Giving up, giving in, just plain giving—Sharon Salzberg says that’s the truly transformative experience. […]