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January 29 2010 Buddhism Newsletter

Hi all,

Here's the latest two articles from the BellaOnline Buddhism site:

The Four Schools of Tibetan Buddhism
While Tibetan Buddhism has grown in popularity in the West, many people are not aware that there are actually four distinct schools within it, each with unique teachings and practices. Learn a bit about each in this article, as well as which one the Dalai Lama belongs to.

A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency (Book Review)
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.

I will be adding a thread regarding opinions on global warming and religion/spirituality in the forum, so be sure to check that out in the coming days if you are interested at:

Here's the quote for the week, from the Buddha's teachings on dependent origination, as presented by Hozan Alan Senauke in the book reviewed above:

"When this is, that is.
From the arising of this comes the arising of that.
When this isn't, that isn't.
From the cessation of this comes the cessation of that."

In Peace,
Lisa Erickson,
Buddhism Editor

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