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  • Vision and Routine lead to Awakening Paid Member

    Today's Daily Dharma, "The key to development along the Buddhist path is repetitive routine guided by inspirational vision. It is the insight into final freedom—the peace and purity of a liberated mind—that uplifts us and impels us to overcome our limits. But it is by repetition—the methodical cultivation of wholesome practices—that we cover the distance separating us from the goal and draw ever closer to awakening." -Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, "Vision and Routine" (Summer 2010) Read the complete article here. Artwork by Shinichi Maruyama More »
  • "Buddhism, Reconciliation And Auschwitz: An Interview With Zen Master Bernie Glassman" VIA HuffPost Paid Member

    There are few people in the world who have done as much for the advancement of Socially Engaged Buddhism as Bernie Glassman.  As a teenager I had the privilege of working for a summer at the Greyston Foundation, a fantastic community development/outreach network in Yonkers, NY that Mr.There are few people in the world who have done as much for the advancement of socially engaged Buddhism as Bernie Glassman.  As a teenager I had the privilege of working for a summer at the Greyston Foundation, a fantastic community development/outreach network in Yonkers, NY that Mr. More »
  • Compassion is the Source of Transformation Paid Member

    Today's Daily Dharma, "In terms of commitment, I think Buddhist practice is by its very nature social change. It cultivates compassion, which is the source of transformation. The word means "suffering with." Thus compassion arises from a deep place of receptivity and listening that is the beginning of healing. What we are talking about broadly is the healing of the world, a journey of a thousand years." -Paul Hawken, "The Movement With No Name" (Fall 2008) More »
  • India denies Karmapa visit to US Paid Member

    Denied permission to travel to Europe earlier this year, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa and most prominent member of the Kagyu lineage, has again faced travel restrictions. If all had gone well, he'd have arrived in New York this week but was denied an exit visa in what appears to be a concession to Chinese interests. The India Times reports: "The Karmapa was scheduled to attend prayer sessions being organized by Karma Triyana Dharamchakra center in Woodstock in New York that began yesterday (Wednesday), but Indian authorities refused to grant him permission to visit there," Gompa Tsering, Karmapa's secretary, said. More »
  • Buddhist priest action hero Paid Member

    Miroku is a Japanese Buddhist priest action hero (right). Here are his stats from the distributor: Name: Miroku Gender: Male Race: Human Occupation: Buddhist Monk Weapons: Wind Tunnel, his staff and talisman Hobbies: [CENSORED] Love interest: Sango and all other female Below are pictures of Miroku with Sango, his love interest, although, as you can see above, he also loves "all other female[s]," which earns him the occasional slap from her. They're a lovely couple but Miroku has some pretty unpriestly tendencies. For instance, we read this about him at the $3.99 Anime Shop: More »
  • Stumbling into the Buddha in Brooklyn Paid Member

    I have always found it interesting when books seem to randomly, perhaps auspiciously, find their way into my life. I find it particularly interesting when these books are dharma books. I am sure many of you out there have experienced this as well, but occasionally it is as if we do not find certain teachings, but they find us. More »