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"Season's Greetings" from Venerable Metteyya

2010 December 20

May "The Buddha" inspire and awaken new joy in you for the holiday season and new year.

"You're Becoming a What?: Living as a Western Buddhist Nun" by Ven. Thubten Chodron

2010 June 03

Ven. Thubten Chodron describes her path to Buddhism and monastic life.

"Suffering Zen" by Susan Moon

2010 June 03

"Buddhist teachings are about suffering and the end of suffering, and Zen Buddhism, in particular, emphasizes sitting still in the midst of your suffering and just letting go," writes Susan Moon. But there are times when "letting go" can feel like an impossible task.

"Going Home" by angel Kyodo williams

2010 June 03

When we honor our community, maintain it, treat it like the precious treasure that it is, it returns our investment a thousandfold.

“Different Paths and One Dharma” by Gary Gach

2010 April 25

A primer on some of the schools and lineages of Buddhist practice which have become popular in the West.

"Thoughts On Renunciation" by Ven. Thubten Chodron

2010 April 08

Renunciation doesn't mean to give up happiness, but to give up suffering and its causes and to cultivate genuine satisfaction and joy.

“What Would Buddha Do?” by Gary Gach

2010 April 07

If wisdom can be symbolized by the head, and meditation by the heart, then we see ethics as pertaining to the body: refining our instinctual nature. The Buddhist invitation is thus to live with body, heart, and head as one; to fully keep our appointment with life.

"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.

"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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