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Foundations of Mindfulness

The origins of [mindful awareness] practice are found in Gautama’s own discourse on the “Foundations of Mindfulness” (<i>Satipatthana Sutta</i>) in the Pali …

Prof. Martha Nussbaum on anger and revolutionary justice

Delhi—Anger is an illogical and flawed sentiment which should have no place in modern societies, Professor Martha Nussbaum told a packed auditorium …


Happy Spring, y'all! May all suffering be overcome. <3

Understanding emptiness — in 50 words or less

“Emptiness.” It’s a fundamental Buddhist concept — but what does it mean? And how could you explain it to someone else?The post Understanding …


Kalachakra Initiation Postponed for One Year

Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay (centre) with Religion and Culture Kalon Mr. Pema Chhinjor (left) and Security Kalon Mr. Ngodup Drongchung (right) at the …

Here's what we know about the people who lost their lives in Charleston

Mourners praying in Charleston, S.C., following the shooting at the Emanuel AME ChurchDavid Goldman/AP

Fatal Encounters

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Drikung Dharma Surya

Legacies of Collective Delusion: Causes of "Youth Violence"

<i>Reading her story, I cried.</i><p><i>How similar she was to my teenage self!</i><p><i>Holed up in my hot bedroom,</i><p><i>singing to myself and dreaming</i><p><i>of getting the hell outta</i> …

How Right Speech Goes Wrong in Social Activism

When groups of folks discuss social and political issues, right speech is like a black squirrel standing tall amongst a sea of grey ones. So much of …


Take the sky as an example, Practice without any sense of limit or position. Take the sun and moon as examples, Practice without any sense of clarity or distortion. Take this mountain as an example, Practice without any sense of movement or change. Take the great ocean as an example, Practice without any sense of depth or surface. To bring out mind, Practice without any doubt or hesitation.

Ulla Tashi

"Maintain the state of undistractedness and distractions will fly off. Dwell alone and you shall find a friend. Take the lowest place and you shall reach the highest. Hasten slowly and you will soon arrive. Renounce all worldly goals and you shall reach the highest goal."

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The Dalai Lama's Advice for Buddhist Centers

The Importance of Achieving Mental Comfort and Peace of Mind<p>Indeed I am very, very happy, and it is a great honor to meet with people, including …