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November 8, 2018
by Tenzin

It’s a dialogue that I confess I have avoided like the plague, mainly because I despair that Buddhists, let alone Mahāsaṇdhi practitioners, and scientists can even speak the same language in order to communicate genuinely. And so I am intrigued to see Alan Wallace engage in that discourse with such personal passion. 

It...

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It’s a dialogue that I confess I have avoided like the plague, mainly because I despair that...

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November 1, 2018
by Tenzin

 He always acted in the most humble manner, free of any pretense or arrogance

Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche had forsaken all inferior motivations. He had overcome any sense of self-cherishing, and his great compassion was free from the defects of lassitude and agitation. He also accomplished the realization of...

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 He always acted in the most humble manner, free of any pretense or arrogance

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October 31, 2018
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

 Ethics, as we understand it, seems to be more directly related to human intelligence, our experiences of pleasure and pain, and our long-term future interests.

CLARE PALMER: In closing, I’d like to offer three questions for consideration. I would be honored to hear views from the perspective of the...

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 Ethics, as we understand it, seems to be more directly related to human intelligence, our...

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October 30, 2018
by Christopher Ives
Ideally, my focus is not on how close I'm getting to my destination up the trail but on how close I'm getting to what's around me.

The simple act of being fully in a place. That, not a summit, is my goal. To go slow, feel my acing body, and pay attention to what I'm seeing, smelling and hearing. I may not get...

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July 18, 2018
by Bhikkhu Analayo
“At an age of about two years he would sit in meditation spontaneously and then start chanting.”

As already mentioned briefly in the introduction to this book, I personally know Dhammaruwan from the time I lived in Sri Lanka in the 1990s. At that time I was in charge of a meditation center on the outskirts of Kandy, and...

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June 25, 2018
“Every day we hear stories, tell stories, and tell ourselves stories.” Buddhism is a story, as is the self, rehearsing its narrative through the days and events of our lives. Our path of inquiry means waking to the nature of the elusive narrator and, then, doing the work needed to shift the narrative. “Do good, avoid evil, save the... read more »
“Every day we hear stories, tell stories, and tell ourselves stories.” Buddhism is a story, as is... read more »

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