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June 4 2010 Buddhism Newsletter

Hi all,

Two new articles for you, both culturally oriented:

Vesak or Saga Dawa - Celebrating Buddha Day
May 27th 2010 was celebrated as Vesak or 'Buddha' Day in many Buddhist cultures. Learn more about this major Buddhist holiday.

Caves of the Thousand Buddhas
The Mogoa Caves or Grottoes, also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, is a collection of more than 600 Buddhist cave temples in China, containing some of the most revered Buddhist art in the world.

In closing, a passage from Nagarjuna on the sequence of cessation (as quoted by the Dalai Lama in his book The Middle Way, which I will review this summer):

Through the cessation of this and that
this and that do not manifest;
in this way the entire mass of suffering
ceases completely.

In Peace,
Lisa Erickson,
Buddhism Editor

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