Buddhist

  • Scientists: Reconstructing Afghan Buddha possible Paid Member

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  • Two Poems by Dan D'Agostino Paid Member

    Last week I posted 2 poems by a writer named Patrice Mason and invited any and all practitioner poets to submit their work to our blog at tricycle@tricycle.com.  This week I am very happy to be share these two pieces by songwriter Dan D'Agostino. The Way of the Wrathful Deities An expert eye for the dark arising For the dancing, whirling, wrathful gods For the cruel streak in the human species For the rot behind the bright façade Will have you marked a sour insurgent The sunlit realm you have betrayed But the wrathful gods are always calling “Approach us now, be not afraid” You do and with their claws they scourge you You’re pinned upon their cross of wrath More »
  • To Be Born Human Paid Member

    Today’s Daily Dharma: To be born as a human being is a glorious privilege. Man’s dignity consists in his capability to reason and think and to live up to the highest ideal of pure life, of calm thought, of wisdom without extraneous intervention. In the “Saimanna phala Sutta” Buddha says that man can enjoy in this life a glorious existence, a life of individual freedom, of fearlessness and compassionateness. This dignified ideal of manhood may be attained by the humblest, and this consummation raises him above wealth and royalty. Anagarika Dharmapala (Spring 1995) Read the complete article here. More »
  • 5 (more) Buddhist iPhone apps Paid Member

    Tuaw.com, "the unofficial apple weblog," posted a blog today titled "5 apps for the Buddhist," the newest installment of their ongoing "5 apps for" series.  We have reported a few times in the past on Buddhist iPhone apps and we very highly recommend the free Access to Insight app (a mobile version of the Access to Insight website containing over 1,000 suttas, essays and audio talks by scholars and teachers, and much more) but this new list seems quite promising as well. From the list on Tuaw.com, More »
  • Watch: Bhikkhu Bodhi on Buddhism for the Post-Modern Mind Paid Member

    "I've come to an understanding that the dharma, to be really living, vitally important, and to be a dharma that is alive and blows open the mind, has to be applied against the background of the period of history we're living in and directed not only to the great universal problems that all humans face but also to the special over-arching problems of this historical period in which we are living." -Bhikkhu Bodhi More »
  • 7 ways to use the internet to reduce suffering. Paid Member

    In a recent Bearing Witness Blog post entitled 7 ways to use the internet to reduce suffering, Ari Pliskin lists seven important points that were explored during the Wisdom 2.0 summit that took place earlier this year.  It is a very insightful, practical, and concise list and I recommend giving it a look. 1. Practice being present in person 2. Practice being present online 3. Build Relationships 4. Enforce accountability 5. Raise money and spread petitions More »