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"This Is The Buddha's Love" Melvin McLeod interviews Thich Nhat Hanh

2010 June 03

The great Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh talks about non-self, interdependence, and the love that expands until it has no limit.

"Toward a Western Buddhism and Contemporary Dharma" by Lama Surya Das

2010 April 26

It has often been pointed out that historically whenever Buddhism has entered a culture, it has not only changed the culture, it has also been changed by it. Lama Surya Das identifies emerging trends of Western Buddhism and offers advice on beginning Dharma practice.

“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.

"One Dharma" by Joseph Goldstein

2010 April 20

As different Buddhist traditions take root in the West, is it possible to find an essential teaching that supports them all?

“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.

"The Fourth Noble Truth: Suffering As A Resource" by Reginald Ray

2010 April 05

When we take our suffering seriously, contemplating it and experiencing it fully, fundamental transformation can occur.

"Understanding Karma" by Reginald Ray

2010 March 22

According to Buddhism, all of our actions bring consequences, no matter how insignificant they seem.

"My Favorite Sutra" by Shane Hennesey

2010 March 19

Get up, pay attention, keep practicing, and keep moving into the fullness of life even when life feels frightening, uncertain or groundless.

"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.

 

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