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Are you wondering how the Buddha's teachings can resonate in your life? Explore the articles, interviews, stories, and images in Faces of Buddha to learn more and share your story of discovery with us!

"Loving-Kindness Meditation" by Steven V. Smith  --  2010 March 10

This practice comes from the Buddhist tradition, but can be easily adapted and practiced by anyone, regardless of religious affiliation.

"Practicing in Daily Life" by Joseph Goldstein  --  2010 March 10

We need to create a rhythm in our lives, establishing a balance between times when we are active in the world and times when we turn inward.

"The Buddha's Coming: A Trip to Lumbini" by Joseph Bengivenni  --  2010 March 10

A visit to the Nepali village of Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.

"Kushinagar" by Shantum Seth  --  2010 March 10

A visit to Kushinagar, where the Buddha is said to have died at the age of 80.

"Living as a Western Monastic" by Ven. Thubten Chodron  --  2010 March 10

Ven. Thubten Chodron describes some of the challenges of Buddhist monastic life in the West.

"A Baptist-Buddhist" by Jan Willis  --  2010 March 10

Ultimately, labels and names do not matter: our religious life teaches us eternal truths that transcend worldly boundaries.

Mark Epstein: “Beyond Ordinary Happiness”  --  2010 March 09

"This world does not have to be a painful place, but it’s up to each one of us to turn ourselves into a Buddha."

The Dalai Lama: "On Buddha Nature"  --  2010 March 09

"Future, everything depends on your own shoulder. Buddha’s responsibility is just to show the path, that’s all."

"If the Buddha Used Twitter" by Soren Gordhamer  --  2010 March 07

The Buddha said, "Better than a thousand senseless verses is one that brings the hearer peace." What might he have said about Twitter?

"Buddhism and Relationships" by Susan Piver  --  2010 March 01

How do the Buddha’s teachings apply to love and intimacy? Susan Piver offers an interpretation.

"Sky-Gazing Meditation" By Lama Surya Das  --  2010 March 01

Lama Surya presents a path to accessing the sky-like nature of the Buddha Mind.

"Love Lessons" by Lama Surya Das  --  2010 March 01

For our children’s sake, it is vitally important that we try to live up to our own principles in life, walk our talk, and practice what we preach.

"Journey to Mt. Kailash" by Maia Duerr  --  2010 March 01

Twenty people, five weeks, dozens of yaks, and a sacred Tibetan mountain make for one unforgettable pilgrimage.

"Meditation: Receiving the Healing, Liberating Power of Love" by John Makransky  --  2010 March 01

We all possess a tremendous capacity for love, compassion and wisdom. This meditation practice will help you gently relax into the open, loving nature of your mind.

"Being Alone" by Barry Magid  --  2010 March 01

It’s important to remember that we all share common problems and difficulties, even when we feel as though nobody can relate to our particular situation.

"Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness" by Deborah Schoeberlein   --  2010 March 01

Students learn as much if not more from what we do as teachers and how we are, than from what we say.

"I Don’t Know" by Lin Jensen  --  2010 January 20

Don’t worry about having the right answer to all of life’s questions.



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