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February 1, 2019
by Alexandra Makkonen

1. THUS HAVE I HEARD. Once the Lord was staying at Rajagaha, in Jivaka Komarabhacca's mango-grove, together with a large company of some twelve hundred and fifty monks. And at...

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1. THUS HAVE I HEARD. Once the Lord was staying at Rajagaha, in Jivaka Komarabhacca's ...

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January 31, 2019
by Alexandra Makkonen

The ways to speak about the Buddha’s teachings are countless. Naturally, we teachers tend to teach what has helped us the most throughout our own lives. The path that the...

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The ways to speak about the Buddha’s teachings are countless. Naturally, we teachers...

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January 16, 2019
by Alexandra Makkonen

This article is an excerpt of The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Dīgha Nikāya, translated by Maurice Walshe.

 

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This article is an excerpt of The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of...

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April 27, 2016
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

At Savatthi, King Pasenadi of Kosala said to the Blessed One: “Venerable sir, is anyone who is born free from aging and death?”

“Great king, no one who is born is free...

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At Savatthi, King Pasenadi of Kosala said to the Blessed One: “Venerable sir, is...

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April 20, 2016
by Mahasi Sayadaw

The practice of morality is not as exhaustive for laypeople as it is for monks. The purposes of laypeople are served by either the five precepts or the eight precepts topped...

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The practice of morality is not as exhaustive for laypeople as it is for monks. The...

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March 28, 2016
by Bhante Gunaratana

Meditation is called the Great Teacher. It is the cleansing crucible fire that works slowly but surely, through understanding. The...

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Meditation is called the Great Teacher. It is the cleansing...

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March 16, 2016
by Ajahn Brahm

After we purchased the land for our monastery in we were broke. We were in debt. There were no buildings on the land, not even a shed. Those first few weeks we slept not on...

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After we purchased the land for our monastery in we were broke. We were in debt. There...

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January 6, 2016
by Ajahn Brahm

Excerpt from Kindfulness by Ajahn Brahm.

In this section, I’m going to introduce you in detail to...

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November 16, 2015
by Ajahn Brahm

When you aren’t easily satisfied, when you’re demanding and full of wants, you also get restless. When you don’t get what you want, your desires grow, and you get...

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When you aren’t easily satisfied, when you’re demanding and full of wants,...

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August 12, 2015
by Bhante Gunaratana

Excerpt from the “Overcoming the Hindrances” section of ...

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Excerpt from the “Overcoming the...

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