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  • This Week in Retreat: Questions on Buddha Nature and Ritual Paid Member

    This week in Rita Gross's ongoing Tricycle Retreat, Buddhist History for Buddhist Practioners, Rita discusses what parts of the Buddhist teachings were unique ideas of the Buddha, as opposed to ideas that already existed in spiritual traditions of his day. She explains that these unique innovations can be broken down into five categories: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, the lack of a permanent separate self/soul, egolessness, dependent origination, and the purpose of meditation. In response, one participant writes, More »