Buddhism

“The Buddha said many times that just as the great oceans have but one taste, so do all the true teachings of the dharma: the taste of freedom.”—Jack Kornfield

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Nawang Khechog was ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk at age 13, and later became a hermit meditator personally sponsored and guided by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Living and...

Meditation for Beginners provides a survey of meditation techniques to start the beginner and refresh the experienced meditator.

Spiritual traditions throughout the ages have...

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The series of International Buddhist Teachers Gatherings began in 1993, with an event Lama Surya Das organized with HH the Dalai Lama...

This silent meditation retreat provides an opportunity to practice traditional Zen meditation in a safe and open environment with two experienced and committed teachers.

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Koans represent the sayings and doings of Zen masters and their friends and students, as collected many centuries ago. Koan (Japanese) literally means "public case" (as in a legal precedent), and these ancient cases continue to have...

The GPS in my car never gets mad at me, no matter how many times I turn to avoid the torn-up street she has recommended. She just says, "Recalculating,” and directs me to turn right, and then right again, until I am back where she wanted me—on...

The ultimate habitual pattern is samsara itself—the wheel of habitual cyclic existence that causes all your suffering. The karma that drives the wheel—the three poisons of attachment, aggression, and ignorance—are actually deep-seated habits of...

Each of us has the capacity to feel fully alive and to embrace our circumstances, whatever they may be. In this retreat, North America’s leading Buddhist magazine, the Shambhala Sun, brings together three renowned Buddhist teachers to guide us in...

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