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  • Hidden Treasure

    June 8, 2013

    Waking Up to What You Do: A Zen Practice for Meeting Every Situation with Intelligence and Compassion by Diane Eshin Rizzetto

    If you think of the Precepts as a sort of...


    This post was posted in Shambhala

  • Unconditional Clarity

    June 6, 2013

    Through meditation practice, we discover a sense of clarity, unconditional clarity. Such clarity is ostentatious and has immense brilliance. It is very joyful, and it has potentialities of everything. It...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Haiku of the Week

    June 5, 2013

    Book Coverrustling, rustling
    as spring departs—
    field grasses



    yusa-yusa to
    haru ga yukuzo yo
    nobe no kusa



    (Issa, 1811)


    From The Art of Haiku: Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters by Stephen Addiss


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  • Compassion Takes Courage

    June 5, 2013

    Just as nurturing our ability to love is a way of awakening bodhichitta, so also is nurturing our ability to feel compassion. Compassion, however, is more emotionally challenging
    than loving-kindness because...


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  • The Dangers of Tantra

    June 4, 2013

    The teachings of the Buddha are a treasury of wisdom that has been passed down from teacher to student for over 2,500 years. Many styles of teaching have developed, but...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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