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March 2, 2016
by Master Guojun

When I was in my teens my class took a weeklong field trip by bus from Singapore to the mountainous countryside of northern Malaysia. Imagine our excitement at being on this adventure with our classmates. We boys were in a particularly boisterous mood, outdoing one another to impress the girls. Being mischievous and rather bold,...

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When I was in my teens my class took a weeklong field trip by bus from Singapore to the...

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February 24, 2016
by The Dalai Lama

During the course of my life, on account of my training in the Buddhist teachings, I have gained some experiential understanding; I have thought a lot about these topics, and this is what I would like to share with you. However, if, as I speak, I relate my experience to the Buddhist teachings, it is not in order to propagate...

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During the course of my life, on account of my training in the Buddhist teachings, I have gained...

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January 27, 2016
by The Dalai Lama

Excerpt from The Wheel of Life by the Dalai Lama.

Dependent-arising is the general philosophy of all Buddhist systems even though many different interpretations are found among those systems. in Sanskrit the word for dependent-arising is pratītyasamutpāda. The word ...

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January 22, 2016
by Kestrel Slocombe

January 20, 2016
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

When suddenly one day one of your loved ones dies and you don’t know what to do to help, you’ll feel so confused, so lost. Recently a Buddhist student of mine told me that this is what happened to her when her father died unexpectedly. This made me think that knowing how to help others at the time of death is such...

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When suddenly one day one of your loved ones dies and you don’t know what to do to...

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January 13, 2016
by Brad Warner

Excerpt from Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner.

Sometimes the truth hurts.And sometimes it feels real good. —Henry Rollins

Nothing is sacred. Doubt—in everything—is absolutely essential. Everything, no matter how great, how fundamental, how...

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