August 18 2012 Buddhism Newsletter
I hope you have had a wonderful summer (or winter, if you are down under!) Here are two new articles at the BellaOnline Buddhism site:
Detachment in Buddhism
Teachings on detachment in Buddhism are often misunderstood to mean complete detachment from pleasure or personal relationships. In fact, a true understanding of Buddhist detachment goes hand in hand with understanding compassion, and connects, rather than alienates, us.
The Therigatha - First Buddhist Writings by Women
The Therigatha, or 'verses of the elder nuns' is a collection of poems and songs written by the first Buddhist nuns, and is among the earliest religious writings by women in the world. Learn more about it in this article.
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