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Awakening the Sacred Body - Book/DVD Review
This excellent book and DVD combo is one of the few detailing Bon Tibetan energy practices - breath and chakra (energy center) meditations - in an accessible and down to earth way that anyone can benefit from.
Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese Buddhism
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been in the news lately, due to her trial for accepting a visitor while under house arrest. What is less often discussed is the fact that she is Buddhist, and that Buddhism has played a prominent role in the development of her political philosophy.
Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta - The 3 Marks of Existence
The Buddha taught that there are three characteristics of everything we experience in our world - impermanence, suffering or dissatisfaction, and 'no-self'. Deeply contemplating the nature of these is the foundation for wisdom, which is itself a foundation for enlightenment.
Anger, Greed, Ignorance – The Three Poisons
Anger, greed, and ignorance are often referred to as the 'three poisons' in Buddhist teachings, and uprooting them from our mind is an important part of Buddhist practice. Learn their associated states, and methods for working to release them.
An Overview of Buddhist Writings
Buddhism has thousands of sacred and teaching texts, including sutras, tantras, koan collections and more. Here's a broad overview of the major ones, including a relatively recent find that is sometimes referred to as the 'Buddhist Dead Sea Scrolls'.
All Beings Have Been Our Mother
In honor of Mother's Day in the U.S., here is an exploration of the Buddhist teaching that 'all beings have been our mother.' This is part of teachings on rebirth, or transmigration, and is also used as the foundation for metta, or lovingkindness, practice.
A Lamp in the Darkness - Book/CD by Jack Kornfield
A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times, by celebrated American Buddhist author and teacher Jack Kornfield is a beautiful and warm book/CD combo offering meditations for moving through the most difficult phases of our lives, including illness, loss, betrayal and more.
A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency
Buddhism emphasizes interdependence and compassion. Read my review of a book that frames global warming and environmental issues in the context of Buddhist teachings, including essays by the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Bhikkhi Bodhi, Robert Aitken Roshi, Joseph Goldstein, and more.
2013 Buddhist Holidays
Find out the major Buddhist holidays in various traditions and countries, how they are celebrated, and their dates for 2013.
2013 - Year of the Snake
In 2013, Chinese New Year and Tibetan New Year (known as Losar) correspond, falling on February 10th and 11th. Find out predictions for this Year of the Female Water Snake.
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