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Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo on Women in Buddhism, East and West

Hear professor and Buddhist nun Karma Lekshe Tsomo, who has worked on behalf of Buddhist  women from many traditions the world over reflect on Sakyadhita, the organization she helped found, her collection Buddhism Through American Women's Eyes, and more.

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Suffering and the End of Suffering

Touching the Infinite: A New Perspective on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness

The student said that every time he thought he understood where we were headed, I would change course. Although he thought I was altering the direction of the meditation, in fact I was clarifying the end point by describing it in different ways. I asked him to ponder the question, “What does an end point look like when it simultaneously holds all the different descriptions of it?”

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Exploring the Works of Pema Chödrön

layer-11For more than thirty years, she has been the abbot of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the wildest and remotest part of Nova Scotia. But from that isolated spot—where she spends a good deal of her time even more isolated in solitary retreat—she has become one
of the most influential spiritual teachers of our time. That her best-selling books reach a remarkably broad audience, including many non-Buddhists, is testament not only to the universal applicability of the teachings to which she has dedicated her life, but also to her skill in conveying them in a way that cuts across boundaries and speaks directly to the heart.

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The Way of the Bodhisattva

layer-12Few texts are more frequently taught and quoted, have as colorful a history, and as much relevance to Buddhists today more than the eighth-century Indian Buddhist monk Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva. The Dalai Lama has said that “if I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.”The living tradition of this text radiates most brightly from...

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